I think it is worth buffing Spirit energy regeneration (flat and %). Now it is only 0.01 + 0.26% for 1 point. So for 50 points you get only 0.5 energy regen. Physique has long been the king in GD. Add some value to Spirit to make it somewhat viable to Physique for builds heavy dependant on energy regen at least.
As far as i know, % energy regen from Spirit is multiplicative with % energy regen from gear. So it’s already good enough
Buffing energy regen from spirit wont help. There are 2 major issues with it:
Energy-hungry builds often use a mechics, that bypasses energy regen completely - Bard’s Harp proc (% of total energy restored) or Energy leech, etc.
It’s possible to get enough energy sustain even without investing into spirit. Why would one invest into more energy regen, when he already has enough? Even energy-hungry builds like AAR have enough energy regen without investing into spirit.
Yes, spirit need a buff, but instead of energy regen, maybe elaborate some other way? Because, until Crate nerfs Bard’s Harp and the like, and adds new skills with crazy energy consumpltion and DPS/leech (far above AAR), no one would seriously consider investing into spirit.
Yet you dont invest into spirit, because it’s too weak… And gain energy regen with Ectoplasm or something instead.
And that’s just a single build, who is unlucky to not have enough dedicated gear and struggling with energy regen.
What about tons of other builds, who dont have any problems with energy regen altogether? I’d say, 90%+ of builds (if not 98%) fall into that category…
While Physique is almost the best choice for any build. ANY!
Dont you think it’s a bit unfair, when one stat provides bonuses, useful to every and any build, while 2 others arent maxed even in specific builds, supposed to get greatest benefit out of one of those?
I say we need totally revamp Cunning and Spirit bonuses. Those should be useful to all, or at least - to majority of builds.
Im not against total revamp of Spirit and Cunning but I don’t think that is going to happen in near future because of too much balancing needed while buffing energy regen on Spirit won’t make anything OP in GD.
And you wrote about taking Harp in every build that needs energy regen (AAR lighting comes to my mind). With enough energy regen from Spirit that opens up other devotion path possibilites without Harp, which is good for builds diversity.
+1. I agree on the need for a Spirit buff, but I agree with the BOG regarding the direction of the enhancement.
For example, physical resistance is good to make up for the low armor value of caster armor. Also, the increase in DA is good to make up for the low DA in builds that include OC.
However, if a buff is made against a Sprit, it will probably only improve the current status (play amount,% magic damage, etc.). To include other things, too much work is required. I don’t think they will do it now.