SoD/SoA? (in General)

TheHatchetman January 4 2008 3:10 PM EST

Okay, another in my list of hair-brained ideas!

Give the SoD permanent explosive properties, and create:

The one, the only:
Sling of Anarchy
Base value of 4. Targets mages first. Much stricter on the x, slightly more lenient on the + (which is how I think base value works anyway)... the oppertunity to seek mages without archery, but for far less damage than the MsK
It could even be a supporter item, seeing as we didn't get one ;)

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] January 4 2008 3:12 PM EST

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont ruin my EX shot stack PLZ!!!!!!

Brakke Bres [Ow man] January 4 2008 3:15 PM EST

SoA? or so called std?

{cb1}Linguala January 4 2008 3:22 PM EST

why explosive properties?
make the SoA a permanent icy property sling.
Random targetting
It chills the enemy that's hit and causes that minion to lose a bit of DEX.
The DEX it takes away depends on the NW of the sling.
NW 0 - 100k: 10% dex per shot hit
NW 100k - 200k: 9%
NW 200k - 400k: 8%
NW 400k - 650k: 7%
NW 650k - 1m: 6%
NW >1m: 5%

NW values and %'s post are just as an example, but I think something like this would actually spice things up.
Do I or do I not sacrifice a % for that extra bit of damage???

TheHatchetman January 4 2008 3:22 PM EST

Mansonfreek, I can appreciate your concerns... I too, thought about my upcoming ES stack, right before finishing up the post... It kinda ruins it for me, (I'm 13 bolts from completing 500k even to go with my 500k IS and arrows still only got 45k ES though...) as I'm soon to start working on it exclusively... But I had typed so much, and even put red in it... I couldn't bring myself to lose the effort of typing it, along with the potential discussion, exchange of opinions, and unfortunately, potential flaming brought on by this idea, by not posting...

QBJohnnywas January 4 2008 7:41 PM EST

Don't need to target mages. The SoD with ex shot is why I only have a 75k AMF. I'm not entirely sure I need that. I don't need to hit the damage dealer, so if you've an AoI on your man...well so what? I just need to hit. And with large amounts of damage hitting fast, most mage teams can't retaliate quick enough to do more than simply....draw.

Hivemind [The Hive] January 5 2008 8:40 AM EST

Yes but you will run into a problem vs high evasion. Which is more common the higher up the ranks you go. A mage seeking sling (or x-bow) would avoid that problem and be a threat to any non-evasion trained mages. Making it not need archery allows it more strategic use. For example it could be used on a UC minion.

Not that I support the Idea but I do see why he would suggest it.

QBJohnnywas January 5 2008 8:59 AM EST

Ah, evasion. That's a whole other thing! ;)
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