Dude @#!#%%!%%!? I checked your profile, from a plvl 100 monk i was expecting something else than you wrote.
1. We got way more skills to buff our dmg (even if it is for a short time)
- Deadly Reach : Foresight = primary skill
- Way of the Hundred Fists : Blazing Fists = primary skill
- Blinding Flash : Faith in the Light = 1 of those skills
- Breath of Heaven : Blazing Wrath = 2nd of those skills
- Combination Strike = passive, not a skill
01/16/2013 01:58 AMPosted by saxyI dont even bother to read OP's post. How is the snapshot dps legit when you can effectively wear 2 sets of gears and combined their stats?
OP, if you were under the impression that this would not be nerfed/fixed by blizzard, then you must have been delusional. We all know monk takes the sh-it in this game, we are meant to be sub par. Blizz made a glitch, and now they are fixing us to be pathetic again!
Im a monk on EU. Sold all my gear, so currently no dps. But had 250k with dualwielding 3 months ago, without snapshot ofc.
the snapshot mechanic was clearly broken, some monks can wreck high MP using a white dagger, I think that pretty much justifies changing it.
the 5% damage boost to the actual skill and 6% boost to runes in the patch notes sort of balance the snapshot dps loss anyways. if you were not the type to do full gear macro swapping for max SW dps, and only used maybe a weapon swap or just BF(FiTL)+BOH(BW) for a boost, you probably won't even notice any change.
maybe they should do something to prevent full gear macro swapping, but balancing sweeping wind by fixing the mechanics was the right step to take first. gear swapping is another issue completely, and monks using SW are not the only class who do that. sweeping wind needed to be fixed eventually regardless of what they do about swapping for all classes.
I have heard although the damage of SW updates to current dps on PTR, gear swapping still benefits other effects like Lifesteal. The truth is, that still makes SW overpowered. People should not be able to reap the benefits of a 6% lifesteal 2hander while using 2 endgame 1handers. The overpowered dps boost was only half of the problem, hopefully Blizzard notices that.
FROM OP:"We can only buff our average damage (which is fine, I suppose) through 2 (TWO!) skills (excluding primary attacks) "From someone that's older than 5 years old I expected more.You are a bad player if you rely on snapshotting SW so much.
i use mantra of chaos - overawe
blinding flash - faith in the light
breath of heaven - blazing wraith
sweeping wind - cyclone
fists of thunders - bounding light
no gear swap
-keep breath of heaven up at all times and hit mantra and blinding flash for 3 sec cooldown
how am i affected by this 'nerf'
2.6% lifesteal on won khim lau
not really sure what all of this snapshot business is...
01/16/2013 02:09 AMPosted by frischFROM OP:"We can only buff our average damage (which is fine, I suppose) through 2 (TWO!) skills (excluding primary attacks) "From someone that's older than 5 years old I expected more.You are a bad player if you rely on snapshotting SW so much.
-Uses exact same build as everyone else, also uses snapshot mechanic-has a monk with which he can' really on anything really-calls other people bad playersSeems legit. D3 forums.Currently i snapshot my SW to what? from 100k to 150k? And after the patch i'll be using breath of heaven which buffs me to like 120k or something. Due to the buff of the SW damage, i won't lose much damage here and in addition i get damage to my normal attacks.
01/16/2013 02:12 AMPosted by unholywhat? i wasnt complaining about gear swapping..i didnt even know monks were doing that lol
i do cast sweeping wind first actually...i have the 4 peice innas
what difference would that make
Look, you can stop whining, for that "snapshot" that has been taken out they put a serious buff in. You won't lose anything.01/16/2013 02:19 AMPosted by AdHocCongratulations, then 1.0.7. is a buff to you. You and about the 1% of monks in this game that activate cyclones first before anything else. You will still be severely sub par to all other classes though. Have fun and enjoy :)
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