Stallic.2397 Posted October 21, 2019 Share Posted October 21, 2019 Many core traitlines received changes in the last year’s balance patch. It’s time to bring Earth up to par. Water has received damage buffs, increased sustain, and tremendous overall flexibility and if anyone had to choose, 9 times out of 10, they’re picking Water for sustain instead of Earth. It’s time to change that. Stone Flesh-Receive 10% less damage from foes who are bleeding.Receiving damage reduction in only one element is absurd. To initiate bleeding, an Ele must attune to Earth frequently, but at least they’re not chained to it. Elemental Shielding- Protection lasts for the duration of the Aura (4 sec).Is 4 seconds of protection really game breaking? I’m honestly shocked this hasn’t been changed already.Serrated Stones- Increased damage from 5% to 7%.Nearly every single trait in GW2 involving increased damage via conditions has a baseline of 7%. If not 10%! Earth’s Embrace- Cast Armor of Earth while struck below a health threshold of 33%. 1 sec stability now pulses for its duration. Cooldown reduced to 60sec.This suggestion is moderate, compared to Emergency Elixir for Engineer, which grants 3k barrier and protection, every 40 sec. Armor of Earth only grants two boons, and yet Anet is treating it as if it grants invulnerability. Earthen Blast- Triggers 1 stack of bleeding for 10 sec as well as its previous effects.Similar to Electric discharge and vulnerabilityRock Solid- Grant Stability to allies when attuning to a new element. Cooldown of 10 sec. Whenever you apply stability to yourself, apply Tectonic Shift for its duration.Tectonic Shift: Gain Barrier every second. Never heard of it? It’s a mechanic no Ele uses because conjures are obsolete, especially earth shield. But barrier should be implemented in the Earth Traitline. Tectonic Shift is already a Core Ele mechanic. It makes sense.Also, Stability should not be chained to Earth. The cooldown can be debated, but the mechanic shouldn’t. Written in Stone- Upon activating a signet, apply Tectonic Shift to yourself in addition to its previous effects.If you think this is OP, please look up other signet traits on other professions. Examples: Perfect Inscriptions, Signet Mastery, Signet of Suffering. Stone Heart- I wanna remove the Earth attuned component, but have no idea how without nerfing it or overpowering it.With these changes, Earth now has barrier application, better sources of stability, and improved damage reduction across all 4 elements. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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