[PTR] Stack Limits on Firebird's and Invoker's

  • Hey all,

    As you know, we're winding down on Patch 2.4.1's PTR, as the launch of Season 6 and the launch of the patch is nearly here. We've seen a lot of great testing, even after the PTR Feedback forums have come to a close. As a result of this testing, we've implemented a couple of changes you'll notice in today's patch:

    Thorns of the Invoker
    • (2) Set Bonus
    • Damage per stack increased from 25% to 35%
    • Note: The maximum number of stacks has been reduced from 50 to 25

    Firebird's Finery
    • (6) Set Bonus
    • Damage bonus for each enemy burning increased from 25% to 40%
    • Damage bonus when an Elite is burning increased from 600% to 2000%
    • Note: This damage bonus is now limited to a maximum of 60 stacks

    The long and short of why this change was made is that we were seeing both sets over-perform, particularly in certain monster distributions. This resulted in a very swingy experience that, over time and in the right conditions, became demonstrably higher than other options. As has continuously been our goal, we are striving for sets to be as close to one another as possible, and these two sets were outliers that rose very late in the PTR process. This makes it very likely that these changes will be going live with Patch 2.4.1.

    These changes are intended to both bring these sets back in line with others and make their gameplay experience less dependent on fishing for the right monster distribution. As the PTR Feedback forums are closed, you're welcome to leave your feedback in this thread instead.

    Thanks, as always, for your dedication to testing on the PTR and in sharing your thoughts with us through our development process!