Hey guys, Zhanji, Bear and I did a bunch more tests on the PTR, and the results were pretty spectacular. As always we did some writeups and put them together in a video for you. We tested DH, Hydra Wiz, and Gen Monk in GR110s.
My only issue with your video is the different RGs per class. Your CoE Wizard got the easiest one by far, while your Zodiac Wizard got hosed with the worst one. I'd retest all the specs until you can get accurate data by choosing a RG of equal strength for all classes. Obviously, this isn't how the game works, and it's a lot of time investment into testing, but I'd say Cold Snap on each of them would probably be the fairest.
In honesty, Ember gives adds which gives Occ procs, and more CDR for the Wizard, but he also teleports around too much, he's actually one of the worst ones out there for MH Wizards now, on'y being beaten by Rime.
Overall, I hope Hydra Wiz turns out as good as it has been. Far too long has the meta been unchanged.
tbh any zodiac variations of MH Vyr'Rasha builds are inferior to CoE.
so it shouldnt even be listed here. I mean the end of the S9 has showed this not only in groups but also solo. zodiac is only good for speedrifting and speedgrifting (and even not so much, cus you should use in-geom effectively there)
Wiz even came pretty close to Gen Monks this season. I hope OP is right and we get 2-3 classes that perform close to equal, so that there will be some variations in group play. It's sad enough, that WD AoE Clear aka Firebat is fixed the 4th season in a row.
As has been demonstrated the hydra is OP for killing RG's. There is a good chance that it will get nerfed before patch 2.5.0 goes live. By doing so it will make it less clear as to which of the 3 options for RG killers is best and therefore maintain some diversity for that position in the 4man meta next patch. Personally I prefer there to be more options so this would be a good thing in my estimation. The end result should not mean that hydra is not viable, but that it should not be so clearly better than the other options as to shut them out.