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01.25.2013 , 05:14 AM | #846
Quote: Originally Posted by Macroeconomics View Post
I'm guessing we get Jet Boost buffed with a Cleanse on activation and a 30% speed boost for 2 seconds after activation. While the heat cost of Jet Boost goes up from 16 to 25. I doubt they will change anything else for Mercs.
That sounds worryingly plausable given their (only post on the issue) apparent view that we (only) have escape issues...

I think the biggest class balance change for Mercs in 1.7 will come from the changes made to other classes. Namely to Sorc stun bubble and Rage/Focus Smash Monkeys. The more Sorc stun bubble gets nerfed, the worse for Mercs. Correspondingly, the more the Smash Monkeys get nerfed, the better for Mercs. And yeah, it is entirely possible that the two effects cancel each other out.
I'm not convinced that they'll do much balance changes until they push out RotHC given the significant changes they'll need to make for that anyway.