Orpheal.8263 Posted May 21, 2018 Share Posted May 21, 2018 Under the point, that I want to see Daredevil and Deadeye aspects merged into the Thief, so that it receives two new E-Specs as better replacements, which are then by design no silly sidegrades of the Core Thief, but actually real specializations with different gameplay mechanics, my redesign concept would look under my new conviction that maximum 3 Elite Specs with each adding 2 Weapons is best like this:Spec 1: Dervish WeaponsStaffAxesSpec 2: Assassin WeaponsChakramGauntletsSpec 3: Rogue WeaponsLongbowWhipCore Thief Mechanics = Dual Weapon Skills, Stealth Assaults/Malice, Initiative & StealDervish Mechanic = Replaces Steal with Combat Styles/ Dances are its Utility Skills Type and count as StancesAssassin Mechanic = Enhances Initiative with Chakra and replaces Steal with Finger Signs/ Shadow Controls are its Utility Skill Type and they count as MantrasRogue Mechanics = Enhances Initiative with Shadow Instinct, replaces Steal with Disarmaments/ Survival Skills are its Utility Skill type of ChoiceCore Thief SkillsSwordsSA1) "Malicious" Flashing Blades (if Dual Swords) > A long ranged Leap Attack with that you deal damage to all foes in sight of sight and cause Weakness to them.If you had collected from using Stealth Assaults enough Malice, then you will perform a Malicious Flashing Blades, which causes additionally Bleeding and Vulnerability Stacks to each hit foe and the dealt Damage is slightly stronger, but therefore is its range shorter.SA2) "Malicious" Unsuspecting Strike (if only MH Sword) > An attack with your sword against a target, which doesn't suspect you out from the shadows, so that you will caught it by surprise defensiveless, making this attack unblockable and cause the more damaeg to a foe, so more Health it has, letting it work basically like Heartseeker, but just the other way around. If you had enough Malice, from using enough SA's, then you will perform a Malicious Unsuspecting Strike, which grants you also additionally Might Stacks and Quickness after performing the Strike.1) Sonic Thrust > Twing Fangs > Dark Repulser > A 4 Hit Combo-String, beginning with a fast short leap attack, which emits a little Sonic Thrust that pierces through the hit target and can hit up to 3 Enemies behind your Target Enemy, followed by two fast unblockable strikes which steal a Boon and cause Bleeding, finishing it with a fast Shadow Step Attack into the back of your Target which causes Blindness2) Jagged Strike > Attack a foe and cause Cripple and Torment to the hit Target.3) Infiltrator's Strike/Infiltrator's Return (OH Sword) > Perform a Shadow Step Attack, that stuns foes and steals a Boon, on return you lose two Conditions. Deals more Damage and stuns longer, if the foe had no Boons3.1) Flanking Strike/Larcerous Strike (OH Dagger) > Evade around your Target and strike the foe from behind./ Moves one of your Conditions to your foe. Deals more Damage, if you had more Conditions on you, than your Target.3.2) Pistol Whip/Ninetails Strike (OH Pistol) > Stuns your target, while autoblocking attacks in its stun attack animation, followed by 9 rapid fast strikes that you can perform then while being able to move, in the stun attack phase you are rooted3.3) Palm Strike (OH No Weapon) > Strike a foe and launch the foe away from you. If this Attack interrupted a foe, it will suffer from Pulmonary Impact, causing some seconds later more damage. If you interrupted your Target, you gain Vigor after this Attack.4) Repeating Strikes > Gain for a short while the ability to hit with your attacks a target always twice, or cause twice as much Condition Stacks, if attacks can deal Conditions.5) Horns of the Ox* > Thrust both swords into your Target, causing a Knockdown and Bleedings for a while, while you evade backwards after the attack as you draw your swords out of yoru target.DaggersSA1) "Malicious" Assassination (if Dual Daggers) > Perform a Backstab Attack that is unblockable and deals double damage, if hit from behind. When you have enough Malice, you will perform a Malicious Assassination, which will deal unlike the normal version triple damage, if hit from behind and you gain some Health back, if that attack killed or downed the target, more Health, if you actually killed with it a target.SA 2) "Malicious" Shadow Fang (if only MH Dagger) > You strike a target, stealing a Boon and sealing the stolen boon for your Target away, so that your victim can't regain the stolen Boon for the next 20 seconds. if you had enough Malice to perform the malicious version of this Skill, then you will seal the Boon away for 30 seconds for your enemy1) Twin Strikes > Wild Strike > Lotus Strike > A 4hit Combo-String, beginnign with two simple strikes, followed by a wild uppercut strike, which lets you gain Vigor and Fury, finished with a final poisonous Strike, which deals more Poison Stacks, so more other Conditions the Target suffers on.2) Heartseeker > A medium ranged Leap Attack, and with that I mean now a range of 600, not 450, which deals increased Damage so lesser Health the Target has.3) Death Blossom (OH Dagger) > An evasive small AoE 3-hit Attack, causing Bleedings to each hit foe per Strike that hits them.3.1) Malicious Strike> Strike a foe and corrupt a Boon with the Attack to a Condition. Deals more damage and causes Poison, if the foe had no boons to corrupt. (OH Sword)3.2) Shadow Shot > Shoot unblockable at your target, causing Blindness and shadow step to it for a second strike. (OH Pistol)3.3) Mantis Touch > Strike at your Target and leech some of its Health based on a percentage of your dealt Damage, then evade backwards and regain some Initiative, if the evade was successfully evading an incoming attack (OH No Weapon)4) Dancing Daggers > Throw a bouncing Dagger, which cripples and torments foes which it hits5) Cloak and Dagger > Gain stealth without needing to hit a target anymore. But if you take the risk of dealing damage with this attack, you will be now rewarded with dealing more Vulnerability and Weakness to the Target. The Initiative Cost is now 6 therefore.As you can see so far from these two examples, what Ive done so far with my concept is:Merging Malice into the Stealth Assault Attacks, turning malice into a general kind of Charge Up Mechanic, which gains more intensity, so more oftenly you use Stealth Assaults, making basically Malice an Upgrade of Stealth, because its, kinda say - "malicious" to attack somebody, who can't see you ... and thts kind of the current Deadeye gameplay, which I think should be part of thief in general, because its such a signature move for thieves to be malicious ;)This way becomes Deadeye pretty much obsolete, if Rifle would become a baselined Thief Weapon from a merge of Harpoon Gun to remove this even more so obsolete Weapon Type from the game.Changed mostly Sword into more of a Hybrid Weapon, which can work good as Power, but also as Condition Weapon, instead of lettign it be only a Power Weapon by desing. In return becomes Dagger slightly better at Conditions.Fixed the 6 years old issue of Pistol Whip rooting us, without that you can move freely for the damage portion of this skill, where mobility is needed, the stun part that is rottign you is only therefore that, that you make sure you use this skill only, when you are sure that you will hit and to prevent mindless skill spam. Fixed the 6 years old issue of Cloak and Dagger, being too risky for its cost just to get Stealth and made the skill more rewarding for the players which willingly want that risk for the cost of increased Initiative Cost by +1Moved the Crippling from the Sword from AA to its second attack to replace the old AA Strign with a better more interestign one that helps making Sword a better hybrid weapon and because the now strong woudl be op, if it would keep the Cripple, so it had to move to 2 as a little nerf in how often and fast Sword can deal CrippleDagger stood the way it is mostly, because I think daggers is already in a good spot tbh. Aside of fixing CnD and DB's issues and makign the Weapon more affinitive to Condition Builds. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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