Really made those gloves stand out and be an integral part of quite a few builds. Fire gloves already had quite a few options. Lightning gloves only had Light Defender and Cindertouch. In my opinion, removal of conversion does not make sense especially after Lightning was nerfed into mediocre type of damage in the last patch.
I’ve never seen an ARPG with so many limited options for lightning builds, as I’ve encountered in this game.
One of the most egregious examples, is on how they STILL refuses to let melee builds to benefit from thatlightning aura skill, by making it available through an ammunition component, so you can’t use the aura if you’re playing a two handed weapon build.
It’s almost as if they don’t want to make some damage types have more build options. And no, I’m not saying the aura is mandatory for lightning builds, but it would really help to be able to benefit from that aura, without pçaying a caster or ranged character…
Edit: Abstain. Cindertouch are and have been amazing Fire gloves if not for the presence of this conversion. OTOH, this conversion is decently unique. On the other other hand, this particular conversion was fairly limited and didn’t really make or break any builds.
Invoker Shard still converts 50% Aether to Lightning on PRM. Still, Invoker has always drastically favored Fire to Lightning with little comparison, so I’m not sure why the change comes as a shock. One might even go so far as to say that this is simply a gimmick build…
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And being as you have exceeding little convertible Fire Damage on this build (…basically…just Censure/Seal, 33% of Elemental Storm, and the 50 flat fire mod to Wind Devils), I hardly think the loss of this conversion will in any way
Lightning PRM Mage Hunter just lost about 30% of its power. Crucible Clear time is much slower now and because ADTCH is now worse and build became prone for dying. So much for your knowledge of builds.
Didn’t find an option in the pool so i’ll write a comment.
These gloves are very strong and some fire casters would like to have them in their arsenal for sure. But half of endgame builds are made around conversions so any conversion removal would inevitably hurt several builds.
I’d suggest to bring back this conversion on some other generic glove piece. Thundertouch is the first thing that comes to mind. Gloves with similar stats overal (but no proc) and i can’t remember any (fire) build using them.