Anyone notice this?
"The Topaz, on the other hand, is a different story. No -- the damage from the Topaz is not competitive in comparison to other gems. Thorns damage in general is underpowered in the game and we're looking to correct that n the future. While we're discussing a number of ways to do this, the favored idea internally is to allow Thorns to benefit from your primary stat (Strength, Dexterity, or Intelligence). So if you have, say, 2000 Intelligence as a Wizard or Witch Doctor, then your Thorns items will do +2000% damage, much like your weapon damage. This is, of course, a huge buff to the Thorns property and there is no specific timeline on when we're going to make such a change. "
Yes. I saw that but read the last sentence.
02/11/2013 10:54 AMPosted by jenpeezeyI did not read anything that really stood out to me.
Really? Because their acknowledgment of channeling's inherent problems is there as well as an intention to change that. They said they would look at orb in the future; that's a hell of a lot better than "we feel it's fine at this point."
I don't like their usual boilerplates any more than anyone else, but Don gave a little relevant info.
And they have known this for a long time. This is not new information here. This is the same discussion we have with them since the games release. A channeling spell in a game like Diablo will only be viable under 2 situations, kill quickly before the mob gets to you or a tank keeps the mobs off you and fire away. The second cannot happen unless you have someone that can lock down like CM Wizard. The first is possible viable at low MP but that takes us back to the topic of build diversity on higher MPs.
"these builds are being overshadowed by the ease and effectiveness of CM and Archon. We don’t want to just keep on increasing numbers, as that would make that class spiral out of control balance-wise."
We survived 1.07, but there's a clear target on our backs.
I do not believe so. The target was on our back before 1.05. Now it takes high quality gear to be an effective CM wizard. Blizzard will not be nerfing a CM wizard anymore until they work out other problems with other spells and runes.