04/19/2013 07:09 PMPosted by theeightharkNo, the fix is just remove it completely from the game. Even if with 30x damage multiplier on it, thorns is still useless. With it gone we'd have a better chance of rolling decent items since its one less p.o.s affix that could ruin it.
Nah, make thorns an ability on shields only. That does say 100%-200% of your sheet dps each time you block an attack. And make w passive for it to work on ranged attacks too and all good. Of you can make it work for every attack that hits you when you wear a shield. That might be a little OP but it'd make thorns actually good.
I really like this idea when combined with removing the thorns affix from all other items.
(1) Items get better because they are polluted with thorns affix
(2) We get a new legendary with a memorable affect (because this is the only way to get thorns)
(3) The thorns weapon gem can be something else (like maybe Magic find)