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Cythas
08-19-2013, 08:14 PM
Is this supposed to not stack with insight bonus to strength from items?

Because this seems really weird and unintuitive that a core ability would force paladins to avoid a very specific type of item bonus.

Drwaz99
08-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Yup, it is:

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/422065-Divine-might-is-now-an-insight-bonus-Doesn-t-stack-with-insightful-gear-then

EllisDee37
08-19-2013, 08:22 PM
The shame of it is that it's completely unnecessary. Why the devs didn't make the sacred stance a morale bonus and keep divine might a sacred bonus and why they seem happy keeping it the way it is is beyond me.

One dev actually said "I'm sure you'll find some other useful gear for the slot you free up no longer needing insightful strength." (Paraphrased.) So dismissive and out of touch.

HallowedOne
08-25-2013, 11:40 AM
It's all a matter of perspective, I guess. I liked that now DM gives insightful str bonus, augmenting attack, which was an issue I had when using 2wf on my pally's first life. Also, freeing Insightful Strength slot is a big bonus for me - 1 less item to worry about. It also, contrary to what most believe, helps the Sacred Defender since it offsets the inability to get Raged.

Maybe the biggest hit would be indeed on twf, since the +dmg bonus on both hands is a big hit. But, considering the hipothesis that the twf triggers 2 Adrenaline smites (I haven't played 2wf paladins for a while), I think such nerf somewhat narrows the distance between the 2 styles - the 2hf would give a lil better consistent damage while the 2wf would give big numbers.

mezzorco
08-28-2013, 04:09 AM
How is it cast?
I mean, cleric version uses spell points. Paladin version too? Or is it turn-based?

unbongwah
08-28-2013, 09:19 AM
I mean, cleric version uses spell points. Paladin version too? Or is it turn-based?
Historically, Divine Might has always used TUs to power it for both classes. But now I see the cleric version uses SPs while the pally version still uses TUs, AFAICT. That means the battlecleric doesn't have to sacrifice auras / bursts in order to use DM, which I'm tentatively prepared to call a net plus.

FranOhmsford
08-28-2013, 09:26 AM
Historically, Divine Might has always used TUs to power it for both classes. But now I see the cleric version uses SPs while the pally version still uses TUs, AFAICT. That means the battlecleric doesn't have to sacrifice auras / bursts in order to use DM, which I'm tentatively prepared to call a net plus.

FavSouls now get it too {Spell Points} which is why the Devs decided to move it to Spell Points for Clerics I'd guess.

unbongwah
08-28-2013, 10:43 AM
FavSouls now get it too {Spell Points} which is why the Devs decided to move it to Spell Points for Clerics I'd guess.
Good point: I'd already forgotten that FvS also got the Protection tree. Probably because apart from DM it's a mostly forgettable tree... :o

Inoukchuk
08-28-2013, 11:24 AM
FavSouls now get it too {Spell Points} which is why the Devs decided to move it to Spell Points for Clerics I'd guess.

Yeah, I prefer the cleric version. First it's based on spell points, which for a melee with torc is unlimited, and second it's tier 1. KoC got the short end I think. They, IMO, don't have a single tier 1 ability worth spending AP on, and on top of that have strict progression requirements (even in core) so you are forced to blow at least 4 pts on useless tier 1 enhancements before you can get to divine might. If they moved DM to tier 1 like clerics have (should paladin get it AT LEAST as soon as cleric?!?) it would make the whole tree far more appealing. Or if they just removed the progression requirements from the core stuff you could use those to qualify for tier 2 and go from there.

FranOhmsford
08-28-2013, 12:09 PM
Yeah, I prefer the cleric version. First it's based on spell points, which for a melee with torc is unlimited, and second it's tier 1. KoC got the short end I think. They, IMO, don't have a single tier 1 ability worth spending AP on, and on top of that have strict progression requirements (even in core) so you are forced to blow at least 4 pts on useless tier 1 enhancements before you can get to divine might. If they moved DM to tier 1 like clerics have (should paladin get it AT LEAST as soon as cleric?!?) it would make the whole tree far more appealing. Or if they just removed the progression requirements from the core stuff you could use those to qualify for tier 2 and go from there.

I always preferred HotD so still getting used to reading KotC.

BUT:

I don't call Extra Turning Useless!
Divine Light is a Fantastic Enhancement for Paladins!
Extra Smites are always useful.

Yeah Extra Remove Disease is trash
And Attack Boost isn't up to much
BUT
I'd easily spend 8 AP on Tier I + The first two Core Abilities for another 2 AP!

Oh yeah then I can grab the 3rd Core ability, Improved Turning etc.

Inoukchuk
08-28-2013, 12:30 PM
I always preferred HotD so still getting used to reading KotC.

BUT:

I don't call Extra Turning Useless!
Divine Light is a Fantastic Enhancement for Paladins!
Extra Smites are always useful.

Yeah Extra Remove Disease is trash
And Attack Boost isn't up to much
BUT
I'd easily spend 8 AP on Tier I + The first two Core Abilities for another 2 AP!

Oh yeah then I can grab the 3rd Core ability, Improved Turning etc.


Explain to me how extra turning isn't useless? The only use I really see for it is DM, and only because they made paly use turns instead of SP, but 24-30 min of DM should be more than enough for any paly. And divine light is nice while it's useful, but by epic levels it just falls flat compared to 1 cleave with your sword so it is really worth the AP? I say no, I'd much rather skip everything on that tier sadly.

unbongwah
08-28-2013, 01:43 PM
Explain to me how extra turning isn't useless?
Divine Righteousness also uses TUs, so if you're trying to make any sort of hate-tank, extra TUs are always welcome, IMHO. That said, I wish most of the KotC abilities were a tier lower so it'd be easier to squeeze them into my SD builds.

RealKorike
08-29-2013, 10:39 AM
Tier 1 KoC abilities are not all useless.

Yes, Divine Light is useless at epic levels.

TU also powers the ED US ability Confront Any Foe. So more of these is good. (Improved Turning at Tier 2... now THAT is worthless)

Remove Disease extras.. well, in a pinch, having more of those IF you have turned your RD into a Greater Restoration isn't too terrible.

karl_k0ch
08-31-2013, 05:12 AM
Yes, Divine Light is useless at epic levels.


Not if you have PMs in your party.