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Unholy Sanctuary Rework / Buff


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Death Magic has pretty much always been a bad trait line. I think a new GM could help change that.

Unholy Sanctuary: When entering shroud, deliver a 360 radius attack that blinds, weakens, and chills 5 foes for 2 seconds. When exiting shroud, steal 5% life force from 5 foes.

I always thought Death Magic was supposed to be a minion / tanky trait line. Well heres a tanky choice thats possibly worthwhile.

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@derd.6413 said:while i do agree that DM needs improvements your suggested trait rework just seems bad. the condi's seem to weak for a GM and the second effect belongs more in SR. (not saying the current trait is any better but still)

an on demand blind can be very strong, not to mention weakness. theres a possible 4 seconds of chill with curses. maybe the second part does belong more in SR but SR really doesnt need any help, plus its main theme isnt for tanking (although FiTG would disagree, whatever).

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Well I don't think you'll resolve the issue of this line by modifying a single grandmaster trait. Also, even if I that's hard to believe, unholy sanctuary is still one of the better traits of this line. It make no sense to improve something that's already comparatively good in a traitline which is bad overall, you'll just increase the internal imbalance of this traitline.

What the DM spec need is:

  • solid minor traits (for example, soul comprehension have been a torn in the side of this traitline for far to long)
  • less minion dependant major traits
  • "traitlines" that have traits with a bit of synergy between each other.

What unholy sanctuary specificaly need to be good is it's live saving part not being tied to the shroud so that it got a bit more synergy with the scourge and futur e-spec that have no traditional shroud. Best way to handle this, at the moment, would be to change it to:

Unholy sanctuary: Regenerate health while in shroud (maybe increase a bit the health value generated). Whenever you'd take a lethal blow, grant you barrier instead.health regen: 160interval: 1 secondBarrier: 3400ICD: 30 seconds.

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Honestly I think Unholy Sanctuary is fine-ish and could just use some numbers tweaking. The rest of Death Magic is the problem. I genuinely don't know how anyone could make a reasonable statement to the balance of any individual traits in Death Magic without addressing the fact that the tree doesn't even have a Minor Master's trait.

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@Stand The Wall.6987 said:Death Magic has pretty much always been a bad trait line. I think a new GM could help change that.

Unholy Sanctuary: When entering shroud, deliver a 360 radius attack that blinds, weakens, and chills 5 foes for 2 seconds. When exiting shroud, steal 5% life force from 5 foes.

I always thought Death Magic was supposed to be a minion / tanky trait line. Well heres a tanky choice thats possibly worthwhile.

Thinking this over for a couple of days, I decided your suggestion is a small bandage on a mortal wound.

We can suggest ideas all day, or all year, long but Death Magic is just too problematic for an easy fix. Toughness does not make Necromancer an effective tank or win PvP fights. Toughness does not do enough to modify shroud. Death Magic does not have any group support capability like Blood Magic.

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@Stand The Wall.6987 said:Unholy Sanctuary: When entering shroud, deliver a 360 radius attack that blinds, weakens, and chills 5 foes for 2 seconds. When exiting shroud, steal 5% life force from 5 foes.

Build runs Death Magic and Spite, take Spiteful spirit and Bitter Chill. Entering shroud now applies blind, weakness, chill, cripple, vuln, and corrupts two boons. Will also crit for 3.5k on a paladins setup. Bonus points if Chill of Death gets proc'ed.

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