Lol, people saying firebird is OP. It's strong no doubt, but OP? not exactly. In rankings for non-season they are slightly ahead. Season they are pretty even to us. They are ahead in hardcore and sliiiiightly ahead in season hardcore. This is based on EU btw :p
Looks like the performance gap is going to get bigger with the new dh setups, not that I hate I have one and am glad that they are going back to a player driven setup.
I find it funny that blizzard was concerned about 'balance' going into this season and let Crusaders/WD(don't play wiz/monk, don't care either) into the season with about 1/2 the damage potential when looking at near full optimization. It makes me laugh when I have a lightning sentry dh that can do damn near 1b dmg per second (much much more in a non single target situation) to my sader's 200m single target. I think the dh is fine where it is, no need for nerf etc. Hope barb gets single target love, and I hope that this class gets a complete overhaul from someone who sees further than mediocre T4-6 builds.
As far as posting, top 250 on the crusader lb or no one gives a shit. My name on the thread op I want to know that I'm talking to people who put in effort and know the class before I waste my time with idiots looking to troll.
How I think it should be fixed : The requirements for perma akkhan will have to come down , (say 40% CDR for perma akkhan?? =p) more crusader gears MUST have CDR as smart loot , Our skill damage have to go up and possibly the whole Akarat's champion skill will have to be buffed where we can use all the different runes with cheat death and armor bonus but differing bonus to actually see some build diversity. Eg Fire = firestarter effects but retains cheat death and 150% armor.
PS : The pony build is our only build besides condemn that works for high GR as "fate of the fell" build simply died as the damage could not keep up , but we cannot bloody kill a corrupt angels or wither moths flying OUT of our hit zones like a CLIFF for example and it is stupid. fix it blizzard.
Or... you know...
Roland's could have "Gain 30% armour for 30 seconds stacking up to 5 times on use of shield bash or sweep." There you go. Now roland's is viable.
Issue here is blizzard don't see it. There's also issue with CC immunity. Besides iron skin we dont really have much CC immunity skills. Maybe a belt that doubles iron skin duration ? Lol..
Edit : Maybe if blizzard gives the roland set "reduce cooldown of ironskin by 50%" affix would make it slightly more viable. Then again it kinda lack creativity and is just a reharsh of the akkhan set, don't think many people will want to see that.
Rolands would need a complete overhaul to be even considered for use in endgame. Buff to armor, double steel skin etc all nice for t6, worthless past gr 38. That may be gr 48 next season but worthless to the endgame is what this set is.
Akkhan stampede would destroy a rolands set in damage just with the mechanic of how they work, what I mean is that I can fill my screen with adds and ponies will hit the majority of them with proper positioning. No amount of positioning/inflated sheet dps will let a roland setup match stamp on that alone, never mind the glaring survival/wrath issues. The points about the Akkhan runes were well made though, interesting idea.