Humor my OCD and let me add some clarifications to that statement:
- The OK is fine as it is. TBH, it doesn’t need nerfs. If you nerfed the OK, acid damage as a whole would not be able to compete with other damage types.
- My opinion on the matter (and it’s just that, an opinion) is that the problem lies with acid devotions/itemizations.
For example, because acid items give acid resistance, you’re automatically going to be less inclined to include the occultist in it. This is why I think you see acid dervishes popping up left, right, and centre.
Then there’s all the benefits of permascension + PoT3 which trivialises one of the biggest problems faced by non-OK builds, etc. etc.
Don’t nerf the OK. Diversify acid items/devotions.
EDIT: It’s worth noting too, that for some reason, most quality acid items provide skill points for the OK mastery, and not others.
The one which bugs me the most is the pack of treacherous means. It freaking belongs to nidalla, a legendary nightblade, yet it has +1 to all OK in it.