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Sideblaze
03.25.2013 , 09:05 PM | #1
Hey all, i main a dps mercenary and i love it. (Yes, i am quite insane) at the moment, though i heard unload got a damage nerf, is this true? Love the damned ability.

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Phrase
03.25.2013 , 10:37 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Sideblaze View Post
Hey all, i main a dps mercenary and i love it. (Yes, i am quite insane) at the moment, though i heard unload got a damage nerf, is this true? Love the damned ability.
No nerf to Unload that I saw. Some people were lobbying pretty hard to make it uninterruptible though, esp. for arsenal.

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Macroeconomics
03.26.2013 , 01:06 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Sideblaze View Post
i heard unload got a damage nerf, is this true?
Compared to live, Unload will receive a minor buff in 2.0. That is because Advanced Targeting (Tier I Pyro tree), which both Arsenal and Pyros will select, has its effect apply to Unload as well as Rail Shot. In 1.7, Advanced Targeting applied only to Rail Shot. It is a minor effect, adding 5-8% damage to Unload depending on how much armor the target has.

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JimmyTheCannon
03.26.2013 , 01:26 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Macroeconomics View Post
Compared to live, Unload will receive a minor buff in 2.0. That is because Advanced Targeting (Tier I Pyro tree), which both Arsenal and Pyros will select, has its effect apply to Unload as well as Rail Shot. In 1.7, Advanced Targeting applied only to Rail Shot. It is a minor effect, adding 5-8% damage to Unload depending on how much armor the target has.
Unless it's bugged, Advanced Targeting already applies to Unload.

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herowarrior
03.29.2013 , 08:23 AM | #5
If I 'm not mistaken, the Rain of Fire talent in the pyro tree will no longer affect unload (reducing it's bonus damage on burning targets).

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APeckenpaugh
03.29.2013 , 10:33 AM | #6 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by herowarrior View Post
If I 'm not mistaken, the Rain of Fire talent in the pyro tree will no longer affect unload (reducing it's bonus damage on burning targets).
Rain of Fire (for Powertechs) erroneously improved Unload briefly on PTS. This was corrected.

Rain of Fire (for Mercenaries) still improves Unload on burning targets. Unload has not been nerfed.
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Koyaanisqat
03.29.2013 , 01:16 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by APeckenpaugh View Post
Rain of Fire (for Powertechs) erroneously improved Unload briefly on PTS. This was corrected.

Rain of Fire (for Mercenaries) still improves Unload on burning targets. Unload has not been nerfed.
Suck it Powertechs
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JimmyTheCannon
03.29.2013 , 02:37 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Koyaanisqat View Post
Suck it Powertechs
Less "suck it powertechs" and more "Powertechs don't use Unload, that's what Rocket Punch is for".

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exiliox
03.29.2013 , 06:09 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Koyaanisqat View Post
Suck it Powertechs
Literally LOLd. Nice.

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DkSharktooth
03.31.2013 , 12:43 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by APeckenpaugh View Post
Rain of Fire (for Powertechs) erroneously improved Unload briefly on PTS. This was corrected.

Rain of Fire (for Mercenaries) still improves Unload on burning targets. Unload has not been nerfed.
Hi AP! Thanks for posting in Merc forums! We hope to see more input in the future.