03/08/2013 12:30 PMPosted by KenpachiBut doesn't BoK requires 2 chi which requires 2 jabs, which requires 16% mana for a 4% return...right? Thats a 12% loss in mana.
If you have Power Strikes, you can occasionally Jab once for 2 Chi, and then immediately spend it on BoK. That's even more effective if there is more than one thing to hit. Though, if there are three enemy targets, SCK --> BoK is the way to go. SCK actually costs less than Jab now. It's kind of sad.
As for using our other abilities more, I find I'm watching when I use Jab significantly more than I was before the patch. So the mana cost boost succeeded in that regard as I try to get the Chi for a BoK/Uplift from another source, like SoM, ReM, CJL, or Expel Harm and Jab only when I want the MM proc. Also, I STILL use Chi Wave on cooldown, except now lets me still put out some extra healing/damage for no resource cost at all.
Power Strikes might well be the way to go now, but if the devs did these tests and found that MW HAVE to use power strikes then why would they push this change out the door. Didn't they get rid of the talent system for that very reason? So that people didn't feel forced to take certain things to make a spec or class work? Well we're right back to square 1 now thanks to them. They just got done making changes to talents on other classes because they were better than the other two choices or not as good at another and people were being forced to take one. They might as well take talent trees out of the game at this point. These talents shouldn't hinge on me being able to make a class "work". With the setup they have in the game one would assume they're their to enhance the class. If it's an ability a class has to have it should be in their tree by default. =\