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I agree with Ender, VS elites is fine as is. It adds choice between tanking and resource generation sets.
The guys I see post "VS elites is bad" usually got beat down by someone in BT set or rocking a 30% soj. But they don't tell you that, they just say "Vs elites is bad" because it destroys their character sheet stats and the illusion of epicness.
The guys I see who understand the mechanics, usually the top end pvpers like Ender, don't have issue with it. They see the entire picture, that vs elites balances itself out with reductions and bonuses and choices involving other gear.
What pvp needs more then item balancing is, at the very least, a 24 second cooldown on HEX and some form of life based regen for wiz.
This list is longer but those, imo, are the big 2 at the moment.
If Blizzard implements the above two ideas and put them in the next PTR, coupled with a non-duealing, still "brawling" type team PvP, expect a whole lot of players playing more and a whole lot more players coming back.
@Ender, excellent idea, and it would be great to test that in a PTR.
@BraveSirRobin, interesting, I wonder if it would be good to add that gold sink in PvP. Maybe when they come out with a non-brawling type mode potions would use up inventory.
a wd /w a sick 2h/doom hammer using firebats is nearly impossible to beat.
full BT set/21% elite reduction750res/90khp/3500LPS + 35k health globes and I still get 1-2 shotted.
Yeah, I could go all glass cannon and burst them down but I'm still dead in the end.. smart WDs don't stand still to get bursted.
full BT set / 26% elite reduction, 942 poison res, 100k hp, 5500 LPS and when hexed twice, it's still not enough against the poison batman.
Maybe more reduce against range (I only have 6% from the BT chest, but the ammy and bracer can definitely add to that reduced dmg from ranged) and near 1200 poison res and maybe I can last 2 hexes.
With the above stats I don't have enough DPS against any smart WDs.
This is a bandaid and doesn't address the root issue of imbalance.
In fact it is a terrible bandaid at that, it would only encourage even more hit and run-for-30-seconds gameplay, something which has become even more pronounced with the 2% heal buffs for WD and DH.
There's nothing wrong with a hit-and-run pvp style. In fact, this game needs more of it, not less.
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