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Need a set that synergizes decently with Hatred, or covers its weaknesses

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Need a set that synergizes decently with Hatred, or covers its weaknesses

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Craydingus
04.22.2021 , 12:50 PM | #1
Most of the sets for this class only lend themselves well to Deception in any niche of the game, or Darkness for PvE purposes. I guess Sabermaster is OK for Hatred in PvE? But It's still kind of meh.

Hatred either needs a set that gives some sort of across-the-board damage boost, the same way Descent of the Fearless does for warriors, or something that can give it any semblance of survivability.
A defensive set bonus could do a few things. 1) decrease the cooldown time of force shroud by a certain amount, and increase its active duration by one second per enemy affected by your DoTs. 2) Make enemies affected by DoT's or death field deal a certain percentage less damage to the player 3) Self-heals for a certain percentage of damage inflicted by DoT's (I know, copying the mechanic from Annhi, but it's something).

A generic damage increase set bonus could inflict a debuff on enemies damaged by cleaving cut, then all targets affected by said debuff take 30% more damage from periodic effects. That way, the jank ability our class got in 6.0 will actually have some use.

Give us one of the above Bioware. Restore this spec from Meme-tier to viable.

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phalczen
04.22.2021 , 01:11 PM | #2
I guess I donít really understand what you are asking. Cooldown reduction and an extra charge to recklessness would certainly benefit Hatred since Recklessness boosts force attacks and all your dots are force attacks. And you will always be in melee range so you will always be able to follow up with the melee damage bonus. I mean I agree Death Knell isnít quite as good as the set bonus used to be pre 6.0 but why do you say it doesnít help Hatred?
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Craydingus
04.22.2021 , 01:28 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by phalczen View Post
I guess I donít really understand what you are asking. Cooldown reduction and an extra charge to recklessness would certainly benefit Hatred since Recklessness boosts force attacks and all your dots are force attacks. And you will always be in melee range so you will always be able to follow up with the melee damage bonus. I mean I agree Death Knell isnít quite as good as the set bonus used to be pre 6.0 but why do you say it doesnít help Hatred?
Even for a DoT spec, hatred has low Single-Target damage. Getting a Death field or spike to crit, or dealing a smidgen extra damage with leaching strike/lacerate/assassinate, it's underwhelming. Also, recklessness doesn't effect the initial casting of discharge or creeping terror.

I just want a set bonus that gives me the option to play the discipline as a full-blown cleave spec instead of trying to increase a facet where it doesn't shine at all.