Most exciting part is that Rolands is def Hardcore viable
Sweet, thanks for sharing that. I missed that stream ^^
Would be nice if we could see the build you were running and possibly a few comments about your gear - That's the fire rune on sb? are you using cindercoat? Does that mean you can give up on the Piro shield? Would you go for final witness if so?
On a second note, in a group setup with a wd, you will probably be able to go for full dps. Would you go for the pound rune then? I think it's safe to say that in the current 2.2 iteration, you can get to 20b dps quite easily with pound, is that wrong?
They need to try and balance 1h and 2h (with the respective talents) to make them roughly equal. Not sure how that would work though...
Not sure myself and to be honest I don't think its a realistic goal to normalize 1h/2h damage. The problem with that is the base damage on 2h weps especially maces being so much higher. It would probably require special casing in addition to re building the 1h flails, and considering what Blizzard did to Darklight I don't see them making 1h viable for grs anytime soon. Having the option to z-dps really seems to fuck classes over in the long run, just another 'balance' brought to you by blizzard.
Same thing on my non season dh, I've got a calamity/ancient kshot/ancient arc barb. The barb shits on the other 2 because of the higher base damage, and since cluster arrow is the go to at the moment on live the 'barb rules.
Its funny when I go to the Official forums and see the odd thread asking for HS pentalty to be removed all the op get's is replies from people who farm T6 on alt crusaders who mock the idea. That seems to be a huge problem with this class, no established community, worse yet we get these alt 'saders trolling more often than not and shutting down legit threads, with a few idiot catch phrases. I'm banned from official forum after the release of the Rolands set, also for how they've handled the Wich Doctor so I can't call idiots like that out but when all blues see is threads like that just flopping then why would they ever think to redesign that passive?
Nice try on the 55 MC caught that on Twitch yesterday. You think 58 do able with the right adds/RG?
Tested for a few minutes with and without bastion of will, either way the Bracer nerf was over board. The 6 piece is awful as well, back to being wrath starved especially on RG's. The lack of aoe/single target damage after the bracer nerf feels poor. Very poor. Perhaps we need the new gem but I couldn't get one to drop last night.
The damage cut was strange, I had a pair of bracers with 391% and those ended up going to 165%, while my holy bracers had 345% and ended up @ 185%. Both damage and resource cost nerfed.
TL:DR Blizzard is the death of fun. Also need to see what that new gem does before I believe that they killed the build with one patch, but if that new gem isn't amazing then this build just went RIP.
Test for yourselves, go to the official forum and demand a change. Ignore the trolls, there are many or tell them to write their own feedback threads if they have a problem, because not sucking is amazing.
Hoping for a revert but people will have to post in the official forums in a constructive way to have that addressed. My initial reaction to the nerf was "let's see how this pans out with pylons and the new gem."
After one just one grift I decided that if pylon hunting is the meta once again I'm finished with this game. It is a shit meta, and its even more shit when you've experienced the play on both sides, with and without the pylons in gr. The model that leaves the power in the actual classes and sets was far better than having the pylons in greater rifts. Now consider the very real imbalances that exist on the current ptr in regards to sets and combine that with pylons.
Really funny to me that every leader board looks to have been re set except our seasonal where Manner had the 54 clear. Wonder why that is?
Like i feared, they nerfed it ofc, but hold on..thats not the end of it im sure, if it still is better compared to the other classes sets (progressing in grifts, how fast u can speed true and soo on.) it sure will get nerfed to the ground im afraid.
Blizz just dont want saders to be fast and fun it seems.
Belive me, when i say that the ww set for barbs will beat anything in the end im sure of that.
Not that i want to be negative, but its just a feeling i have.
The problem with RoRG is it doesn't do anything but allow you to keep the six set bonus, and that bonus may be overshadowed by other ring slots and R4, considering how poor the six piece actually is. I'm all for generators being in builds but I tried with the new FR and resource generation with glare/provoke still feels stronger than no generator at all. Even with PM/LOV UF our generators don't keep up with the demands of shield bash, and shield bash already is not meeting the damage requirements for higher grs.
Looks like we're not getting that new gem, so that may be that for Rolands. The answer isn't nerfing barbs, that fixes none of our problems as crusaders and only adds to forum garbage. We should be brought up, same as Wich Doc's and here's why: You can't fight power creep, eventually the game will be nothing but Barbs,DH,Monk and WIz ie classes that can go higher gr's in season three. Which makes sense, if you have the option to drive a Ferarri why the fuck would you drive a Chevette? If you're not born in the 80's make that a smart car or some other piece of shit set of wheels.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16647734702 Good thread, if you have suggestions keep it positive, its not my thread. If you think Rolands is "fine" as is, feel free to post that as well, but at your own risk much like me Walkin inspects profiles and calls shenanigans on trolls.
The answer is better resource management tools. I kinda like the way Sweep+Bash plays on Roland's so maybe a buff to Golden Flense and/or some rollback on Drakon's / new shield at a later date. IMO the Roland's set itself is fine. It suffers the same problem all things Crusader have (crap resource management, unclear design, weak or non-existent non-weapon support legends)
Admittedly it would be REALLY nice for a third set that offers a medium between the two we have. Other classes have 3+ class specific sets by now and Crusader's still sitting at 2.5.
What I was trying to get at though is that taking RoRG allows you to also pick up either Cindercoat or have bot 4pc akkhan and roland at the same time which both lead to somewhat better resource management, albeit still a nightmare probably but I'm not sure the damage loss from not having Bastion will be worth it.
I haven't been able to get in and test this week but RRoG as far as crusaders go in terms of our greater rift pure dps set ups is almost always a damage loss. The legendary affix of the ring is for us very weak relative to a Barb or DH because our generators/spenders are just not strong enough to allow room for a key equip slot to do nothing other than to let you equip Cinder and maintain the 6 set bonus.
This debate came up with the old firestarter build as well, did cinder coat give rcr plus the elemental fire % increase? Yes. Did running 6 peice akkhan with a proper soj/unity destroy that AK5/CC? Yes. Eventually you have to pay for RCR or any stat stacking and when it came right down to it RRoG/CC combo for firestarter degraded your damage too much when you really needed it, for speedy elite/rift guardian kills.
As far as I know the only time attack speed does adjust raw damage is in the case of pets, otherwise it is just simply a faster attack animation. So it ends up being a crap shoot, in a perfect world where you could have 100% up time yes the APS/RCR may boost your damage enough to compete with other set ups. In reality you have to kite, are going to have down time and may have had a better result increasing your raw damage per wrath spent, which aps does not do.
I'm curious about the R3/Ak3 but don't have the time to sit in q this week at all, so if you tried that out ivory what were your thoughts?