musu.9205 Posted October 20, 2017 Share Posted October 20, 2017 let's start with signet oddly enough , mesmer has two condition damage signet which leads to a situation that all condition dps build will have two passive signet locked in .therefore we can't really use many utilities without lots of dps loss. unless we happened to get two super insane condition damage skils which given anet balance history won't happen (aoe well hype or sand through glass ) and mesmer signets passive effect comparing to any other class are too situational just like rest of our utilities .so my wishful changes are aiming for a clear purpose for each signet . practical usage with passive + active effect .Signet of Domination: 45s cdPassive: Improved condition damage.Active: Stun your foe.change to 40s cdpassive : whenever your illusion attack , you gain 150 power for 8 second , max 3 stacks (1-3s ICD)active : stun your foe reason is mesmer lacks of signet for a power build .and condition damage is supposed to be slower than power . its active effect stun even tho is a generally good cc should be more towards power build. i don't really think icd for this signet is needed , but it could have 1-3 icd in case it breaks pvp with mirage HI + sword ambush + PB.for the damage loss of condi mesmer , anet should buff mesmer damage skill instead .Signet of Illusions: 60s cdPassive: Grants more health to your illusions.Active: Recharges Mind Wrack, Cry of Frustration, Diversion, and Distortion.change to 60s cdpassive : reduce all illusion skill cd by 2sactive : Recharges Mind Wrack, Cry of Frustration, Diversion, and Distortion.I think we all agree that with or without this signet , illusion hp need another buff cross all game mode . the passive effect is really a moot point now .with gutted Persistence of Memory , we have less ways to reduce our long cd damage resource : illusion .(they are long cd considered we only have full sustain dps with 3 phantasmal up or full burst with 3 illusion up ). and PoM was only op with chrono .Signet of Humility :180s cdPassive: Reduces duration of incoming stuns, dazes, fears, and taunts.Active: Transforms your foe into a moa bird.change to 180s cdpassive : increase breakbar damage by 50 whenever you apply daze , stun , pull ,etcyour hard control skill now will remove one more stability stack .active unchanged .or simply reduce cd to 120s or 150s rest of signets are fine.move to clone skillsthere are only 2 of them , both have long cd but server as stunbreaker . they have very nice usage for pvp builds but lack of utility value in pve (which is fine).but also with current elite spec , skills like mirror images fell behind for its very niche usage . part of their function : generating clone is not that good anymore while they will also interrupt mesmer action despite being instantly casting spell .Mirror Images : 30s cdSummon two clones to attack your foe.stun breaker change tomirror images : 30s cdsplit into two part skill : 1. blink backward by 300 range and summon a clone , also stun break 2 .replace that clone with Phantasmal Rogue(usable after 1s with 1s cast time and has 5s window to swap )decoy : 40s cdGain stealth and summon an illusion to attack your foe.Stealth (3s): Invisible to foes.Breaks stun 40px.png Breaks StunRange.png Range: 1,200change todecoy :35s cd (might need a new name for this skill )split into two part skill : 1. stealth (3s ) summon a clone also stun break 2. swap with that clone (usable after 1s with 0.5s cast time and has 5s window to use)Glamourmost niche skills for mesmer are from glamour . i decided to improve their niche usage and add bit more to some skills . also rework Temporal Enchanter for more general usage .Null field : 25s cdremove boon and condition for each pulse 5s duration 5 pulse change toNull field : 25s cdremove boon and condition for each pulse 5s duration 5 pulsein addition, when cast ,it remove protection on foes from target locationalso remove one soft cc condition (chill etc ) on allies from target location Veilchange its cd from 72s to 60salso reveal stealth foes who go through it .portalreduce cd to 40s in pve GM trait Temporal EnchanterGlamour skills last longer. When you cast a glamour, allies near the glamour gain resistance and superspeed.change toapply different effect on you and your allies around you based on glamour skill you use (360 radius) alos increase glamour skill duration by 2snullfield : Resistance (5s )veil : superspeed (5s)portal : aegis and protection (10s )feedback : increase all boon duration by 3sit might be a nerf to some wvw build , but generally this rework will make glamour skill more useful .the effect for feedback maybe too strong but considered how situational feedback is for its cd . i think this is justified .if i get time i might update for other skills Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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