Pretty much the title. As there’s no particular topic for posting feedback (unless I missed sth) i decided to write this topic with my testing results and impressions of the public test.
First of all, thanks for buffing Stormreaver-Veilkeeper-Kraken. Veilkeeper Druid is now a decent and nice build, and I really appreciate it. Good job.
Also giving Cataclysm set +2 to all skills is a pretty ok decision. This would help a bit.
Another thing I’d like to mention is chaos Cadence. My build is https://www.grimtools.com/calc/b28OyOyN, tested Servitor’s Cleaver instead of Fang of Cthton. Well, my best run was 5:19. Not impressive, not super-bad. A bit faster run is possible but w/e.
The only thing that bothers me is no +targets for Cadence. Adding such bonuses for different items was a great beginning so maybe chaos version could get some love too.
and now we come to the actual things that are just inevitably bad.
first of them is Malakor Tactician.
the buff to Malakor’s flat is about nothing… The build also has some super-serious problems, like:
- lack of stats and phys resist;
- lack of phys-> ele conversion.
I made 2 runs, both I died at 2:45 and 2:55 at wave 160. The total time, if I survived, would be sth close to 6 mins.Which is … bad.
What can be done?
First of all, buff the weapons.
Replace Soulfire bonuses with Deadly Momentum, replace +1 to Demo with +1 to Soldier. Add a +4% phys resist mod to Field Command. Increase the conversion to 50% or change the weapon base to elemental.
Also some supporting gear like Dawnshard gloves could get buffs too. Maybe replacing PB mod with sth close to elemental melee.
and the second thing that bother me is … this. Goredrinker Tactician that is not just bad. It’s just awful.
Here goes the GT: https://www.grimtools.com/calc/YVWeobJN
I made like 5 or 6 runs, all of them were about 5:45 and in one I died at 5:54.
maybe I’m doing sth wrong but … I dunno. I suppose myself to be not the worst pilot ever but when a build on a dedicated class with a dedicated set with almost all possible damage performs THAT bad … I really dunno. The set has some identity in stacking HP, why not. But damage is that bad, and it is not compensated by super-tankiness, no way. In SR75 I just died among trash mobs, so was it.
Bleed reduction is OK but there’s not so much bleed to reduce it! Unfortunately, Goredrinker is a very weak set now.
But problem may be more global than this. Problem is with Tactician itself being one of the weakest and underperforming classes in the game. The only possible identity of it is 3-ele melee/caster but then again, both FW and Cadence here suck. Low defences and stats, inability to cap main skill, underwhelming mods. When Tactician wants to play on Blademasters’/Warlords’ field, it comes to Goredrinker and Cocktavius failing miserably.
Please also share your thoughts of aforementioned things or sth you personally feel about the patch.
After all, I still wanna point out that M. Stormreaver base damage sucks ass. Right in these words. It’s very low compared to other 2handers and it’s even lower than the one of non-mythical version.
So, please consider buffing it a bit.