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Class Changes: Rage Juggernaut / Focus Guardian

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Class Changes: Rage Juggernaut / Focus Guardian
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EricMusco
09.21.2017 , 09:46 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

Below you will find the changes coming to Rage and Focus in Game Update 5.5.

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Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released.

Juggernaut
  • The damage done by Chilling Scream due to the Piercing Chill utility has been reduced by 60%
Rage
  • Force Lash now deals 100% more damage
  • The bonus critical chance given by Brutality to Vicious Throw and Furious Strike has been increased from 5% to 10%

Guardian
  • The damage done by Freezing Force due to the Persistent Chill utility has been reduced by 60%
Focus
  • Force Lash now deals 100% more damage
  • The bonus critical chance given by Swift Slash to Dispatch and Concentrated Slice has been increased from 5% to 10%

DevNotes: Chilling Scream / Freezing Force was doing too much damage with the Piercing Chill / Persistent Chill utility. It was being used as a single-target rotational ability when its intended use was multi-target AOE, so we reduced the damage it deals with Piercing Chill / Persistent Chill. To make up for the DPS loss, we increased the damage of Force Lash by 100%. Additionally, we increased the critical chance on two key abilities through a passive to give the discipline some additional damage potential and bring them in line with the DPS target.

-eric
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KevinQCowart
09.21.2017 , 10:03 AM | #2
Slight DPS buff is irrelevent because Juggernaut is defensively weak and the first kill target in arenas. Cant DPS when youre dead in 15 seconds.

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Thaladan
09.21.2017 , 10:08 AM | #3


..lol..
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Foambreaker
09.21.2017 , 10:17 AM | #4
Another pointless change, now we have to wait months for the next possibility to have balance.

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supertimtaf
09.21.2017 , 10:21 AM | #5
Still no info about a buff for Enraged Defense ? It is useless since the start of 5.0 :/
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avenger_online
09.21.2017 , 10:45 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

Below you will find the changes coming to Rage and Focus in Game Update 5.5.


-eric
So is the piercing chill utility being nerfed or the actual chilling scream abilities damage cos if you guys are nerfing the dot I will get mad.

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supertimtaf
09.21.2017 , 10:49 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by avenger_online View Post
So is the piercing chill utility being nerfed or the actual chilling scream abilities damage cos if you guys are nerfing the dot I will get mad.
It's the dot that is nerfed. I don't see how nerfing 60% of only 80 damage would do anything
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09.21.2017 , 10:57 AM | #8
Seems pretty good change and the buffs to the critical chance on furious strike will add a bit more burst to it.
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LioNzBaNe
09.21.2017 , 11:04 AM | #9
That 100% more dmg on Force Lash is a joke, it deals only 0,3% dmg in a fight...

But 60% less dmg on Chilling Scream?? That's a really hard dps drop. It deals round about 13% of the dmg in a fight and what now? Kind of useless now...

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Lionflash
09.21.2017 , 11:45 AM | #10
Any update for when you'll start tackling utilities?

Because it sort of looks like you've started.