Nightshade.2570 Posted October 20, 2017 Share Posted October 20, 2017 So Scourge had this weird way of survival where it was simply a matter of kill them, before they kill you. Often Necros are forced into this particular set of Offensive Defense. Offensive Defense has been a main-staple. However, when our Offensive part of our defense is lacking we fast become sitting ducks. Scourges loss of shroud is now extremely evident as I will live far longer on my reaper and DPS wise I do the same almost more damage in WvW. It is easy for anyone to kite a scourge as our teleport skill is short range, and our run speed skill is very low duration. Our mobility is worse than before and frankly our utility bar cant support two mobility skills that arent strong. We have to choose one and the barrier given out on the portal is so nonessential its laughable. I can agree that attrition is a cool ideal, out-living and killing your enemy slowly, but this original concept for Necro that has carried through the expansions is very situational in combat, Alot of fights just don't last that long, and often times for Scourge-necro in general now our survivability due to lack of defensive options has dropped over the years. It is strange to nerf Condition Clear on a class that is meant to be support. It is strange to reduce the time of a protective yet damaging Shade. Yet if I go to my traits and pick all the more survivable lines If I am tanky enough I may survive yes, but I don't contribute. I don't really want to be the last man standing because the people around me I did not support.Not contributing on a support class when other support classes can both damage and heal, is not needed. This invariably makes us unable to truly attrition other classes, which is skillful play, as Attrition requires a certain amount of survivability.Our Stability is horrible, condition clear is okay, our mobility is still lacking, we don't block, we don't heal well, and barrier is often gone before you even notice its there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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