And no, the guy was not drinking a ton of pots. Why would he need to, when every quest is now liberally sprinkled with rest shrines?
Adrenaline overpowered? Even with it active I can't one-shot a mob the way an arcane can, and I get only a handful of them. I'm sure a maxed-out Barb could one-shot yellows but still, only get a few, and they have significant downsides like lack of self-healing that arcanes do not.
Master's Blitz? Great fun if you can get one going. Except of course that there's no mobs to kill when the casters get them all first. And the second you step through a door or portal, it's gone. Not even remotely comparable.
I loved using Blitz but quickly discovered there were only a handful of quests with enough mobs and few enough doors/portals that it was viable. It was situational at best. Arcane spells are valuable nearly everywhere.
My experience running Storm Horns and epic raids with arcanes quite literally prompted me to TR out of my fighter weeks before I had initially planned. I was simply taking up a party slot that would have been better filled by another caster. It was incredibly boring and frustrating.
Last edited by Qaliya; 08-30-2013 at 08:32 AM.
Devs should really reconsider their aims for endgame. Imo, a rebalance of all epic destinies and modification to CR of monsters on EE are needed to make endgame viable for many more types of builds. Currently endgame is extremely bland.
Agree with the Thread Opener, DC Caster need a buff.
OR all other need a heavy nerf.
Even my under geared wanneby Tukaw can Blitz through EE but no my PM with way more Equip and way more PL cant run them without jugging SP pots and using tons of scrolls.
Sure i could keep gulping pots and just run them with my PM but thats not what i consider fun, because it just feels wrong to NEED to rely on so much pots/scrolls.
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Exactly how I feel about the game, my PM is very similar to the OP (except I have nether orb +5 necro and +3 insightful int item but no EE gloves), just capped him last night, tried some EEs, not to complete more to see how they feel and today I am that close to quit the game altogether, casters are so far behind the melee on EE it's not even funny, almost as far as they are behind arcane classes abusing the completely broken ranged ED. It just ruins my game experience, I have zero incentive to level up my FvS now cause his DCs can't even touch the ones of the PM (and the PM is useless in EE), so what are my options? TR to healbot cleric? Or use shiradi? Very frustrating experience. Probably not the place here but if they do not fix shiradi I am leaving (by that I mean - add DC to venom, primal stat based maybe, make it proc on each spell not each projectile, lower the random damage, or completely remove it from spells), choices is what hooked me up on this game and being forced to do what everybody else does is gonna drive me away.
Even if they are using Shiradi, that's just another example of melees being completely outclassed. They need buffing far more than casters do, even if the Shiradi style is currently better than DC casting.
We do not need more instakills in the game. Unless they put in ways for all classes to do it with something approaching balance.
Last edited by Qaliya; 08-30-2013 at 08:52 AM.
I haven't played much recently but this was the same 'problem' people complained about with the epic Gianthold update. I never saw any problems there on ee, are you having about the same success rate in the new packs at 28 as you did in GH at 25?
I wonder if people are just not using the right spells vs appropriate enemies? The design has always been 'target their weak saves' if you want to land a spell. Even very high dc casters should not expect to easily instakill anything with a high fort save, if you can then its too easy. Are you having issues against enemies with low fort saves also?
SR has also been an issue for some creatures but there are ways to lower it and even more options now, it just requires a little teamwork. High SR should not be a problem, especially against boss types.
My wizard is only 26 and has a 62 necro DC. I've found this to be acceptable, good enough overall.
SOME mobs could use a saves adjustment but overall it's fine.
First of all, im sr i cant answer all points setup so far due to limited time.
2 things i want to stress out:
1) my necro DC is at 66 right now, with Yugo pot running, possible raise options are listed.
2) I dont want a cakewalk EE, I want a reason NOT to choose schiradi and be usefull
There are different ways of teamwork aviable. Some tactics can include someone draging the party till the boss fight, some require the sam etoon to hold back to take care of the trash during the boss fight, some may require a high focus on melee and buffing them, some focus on strong casting. However you decide how you want to play, these are given options and all should be viable.
Am i more powerfull on lower difficulties? most likely. am i overall more powerfull than a shiradi, hard to tell, as my spells have significant higher sp cost, and timer combined with lesser dmg. The shiradi therefore clearl has the advantage against mobs with dw, db, red and purple namend. I would vote both styles get the job done pretty well.
But pls consider, i am not talking about anything less than EE.
The dcs compared on EH to EE are pretty off scale. This is my concern right now. Not only that I have major problems, but i again want to clearify, if a toon like mine has such troubles, what about those with less gear/pls.
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Grinding out gear /TR levels/ whatever... these all need to show significant improvements over rolling up a basic character stoning to cap and being effective with basic off the shelf gear, a mediocre geared player should only be 50% effective if that..
Someone who is fully geared and past life loaded should be 90% effective solo and better with party buffs.
Every tweak piece of geat needs to make the player a little bit better otherwise there is no point or challenge or reason to grind out those obscure and unusal bonusses.
More personal attention to specific mobs is required, the blanket protections that the devs have a habit of doing is sloppy and lazy.
Epic Wards were one of the worst thing ever introduced into the game.
Every mob is supposed to have strengths and exploitable weaknesses, not 400,000hp and mass cleaving beyond the visible weapon range for 400 points of damage.... or cast flesh to stone with a save DC of 73 that only splash Paladins can achieve.
Last edited by JOTMON; 08-30-2013 at 09:36 AM.
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I'm sensitive to the fact that DC casting is difficult right now. I just think it should be. I pretty much have no way of instakilling anything when I'm playing a fighter, and I don't think it should come easily to other classes either.
Bards, fighters and paladins need significant buffing. Wizards do not.
Don't get me wrong . . . back when High Road and EGH came out I was leading the charge to make DC casting more viable. From what I've observed with this new setup if your DC caster isn't strong the problem exists between your keayboard and chair.
Assuming no changes to the mobs are made, maybe its time for a different approach. Necro-spec has been under the gun for a long time and i highly doubt EE was designed to be forgiving to pms. Maybe put that 66dc in enchantment?
I realize this isnt what you want for a pm but a contribution is a contribution. Just a thought
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