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    Lightbulb Some ideas to improve Archmage

    This is Ideas without any explanation why this could be good, and not word about any concerns or balance issue. Just strait thoughts for Developers inspiration. I hope you enjoy it.

    Golden Spell Slot

    • This special spell slot will be added to spell book.
    • Spell chosen to Gold Spell Slot, will have lowered SP Cost and Free metamagic. Other than that, there will be no differences between normal Spell Slot.
    • Gold Spell Slot will replace SL-as given by Core abilities.
    • AM Core 1 - Gold Spell slot on level 1 Spells (1 SP cost)
    • AM Core 2 - Gold Spell slot on level 2 Spells (3 SP cost)
    • AM Core 3 - Gold Spell slot on level 3 Spells (5 SP cost)
    • AM Core 4 - Gold Spell slot on level 4 Spells (7 SP cost)
    • AM Core 5 - Gold Spell slot on level 5 Spells (9 SP cost)
    • AM Core 6 - Gold Spell slot on level 6 Spells (12 SP cost)


    Arcane Bolt/Chain/Blast line

    • Disconnected each other, 150% spell power boost, Free metamagic, 3 levels
    • Bolt (single target, Tier 1)
    • Chain (triple target, Tier 3) [Mechanic from Eldritch Blast Chain Shape]
    • Blast (AOE, Tier 5)


    Core Multiselector [in scenario where you remove SL-a from Cores]

    • Each Core from 1 to 5 have multiselector from the list:
    • additional +30 Spell Point per Core
    • additional +10 Universal Spell Power per Core
    • additional +5% Spell Critical Damage per Core
    • additional +1% Spell Critical Chance per Core
    • additional +4 Spellcraft skill per Core
    • additional +1 caster level per Core
    • additional +1 DC to all spells
    • additional +1 Intelligence


    Additional tweak and minor improvements

    • Capstone improvement: +4 Intelligence, +2 maximum caster level
    • Combine Energy of the Scholar and Traditional Caster skill together (1 AP cost per rank)
    • Arcane Supremacy: Remove trigger chance and lower bonuses to appropriate level
    • In scenario when you remove SL-a from Cores: add some SL-a multiselector to tree especially something powerful on Tier 5 level.


    If you have any concern or thoughts about these changes please leave your comment.
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    Some ideas I had for archmage last year:

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...s-for-Archmage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelonwy View Post
    Some ideas I had for archmage last year:

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...s-for-Archmage
    It looks like we will be waiting at least one more year for Archmage update:

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelstar View Post
    We'd like to do a pass on Archmage down the line. It probably won't happen this year. Archmage is 2-3x the size of every other tree, and will take at least 2-3x as long to do anything meaningful with on our end, so it's a matter of finding the right time. TBH, Archmage is expensive but relatively effective for a number of possible builds; on the other hand, there are some spell school choices and combos that are rarely, if ever, used. We'll probably collect some feedback and data about that as we get closer to actually making a change there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Requiro View Post
    It looks like we will be waiting at least one more year for Archmage update:
    Aww now you've made me sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Requiro View Post
    Golden Spell Slot
    • This special spell slot will be added to spell book.
    • Spell chosen to Gold Spell Slot, will have lowered SP Cost and Free metamagic. Other than that, there will be no differences between normal Spell Slot.
    • Gold Spell Slot will replace SL-as given by Core abilities.
    While it may sounds nice and makes DDO's Archmage look alike his PnP original self… DDO doesn't have that much spells. In a week or two the players would find the best-to-slot/lvl spells and use them for eternity. So, instead of making the devs do a hard and costly job of rewrititing several subsytems and UI to support this idea, it would be bette to simply post the list of the spells you want to see instead of the current SLAs.

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    I am about a billion times more interested in AM than Palehamster, but it looks like the king is crowned again .

    DDO Wizard is the PM. That alone isnt all that sad, but the best Sorcerer is also a necromancer... :/

    Maybe someday we get Mages in DDO and a real alternative to the reaper instakill spamfest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKernel View Post
    While it may sounds nice and makes DDO's Archmage look alike his PnP original self… DDO doesn't have that much spells. In a week or two the players would find the best-to-slot/lvl spells and use them for eternity. So, instead of making the devs do a hard and costly job of rewrititing several subsytems and UI to support this idea, it would be bette to simply post the list of the spells you want to see instead of the current SLAs.
    IMO There is no best-to-slot/lvl spells. But there is best-to-slot/lvl spells that I WANT because I play MY Wizard type. That’s the best part. For example: I want (for Core 4 Golden Spell Slot) Negative Energy Burst because I play PM, but other Wizard want in this slot Wall of Fire because he play fire wizard. Warforged Wizard want Repair Critical Damage, and other want Force Missiles because he play nuker. Lots of decision.

    On the other side when we create limited list, then we restrict the best part of Wizard - variety.
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