Combo archery/VA suggestion (in General)
Drop bow damage by about 25-30%, make archery boost it back up to full, and make VA a skill that also works on ranged.
What's the point? Archers are made to kill in ranged. This prolongs the fight so they go into melee, which is counter productive.
the point was to make you choose between VA if it became a skill and archery. going off him, archery would give back the damage that you lost
May 29 2009 10:24 PM EDT
I vote we make VA an EO, so that we can use BL with it _and_ it can't be dispelled. This is the optimal solution, no?
May 29 2009 10:28 PM EDT
Forgot to mention, also remove the CTH/PTH penalties for not having archery.
Hatchy cast Vampiric Aura on all enemy minions [>.<]
Like that? :P
lol that would be weird... An EO that benefits your opponent. =P
May 29 2009 11:09 PM EDT
I would certainly love an archery VA, however it would be just way too powerful.
It is one of the ways melee tanks can compensate vs archers, the ability to have VA in either a spell or a weapon.
I personally think the RoS with a melee only tank using VA is a very powerful character, especially on a 4 minion character.
May 29 2009 11:26 PM EDT
Archery and VA? No thanks. Even if you drop damage you're still talking a whole load of extra HP given to an archer before melee kicks in. Add some of the huge bows up near the top and you've got characters with near unstoppable - and undispellable remember - amounts of HP.
Which is why we don't have a ranged VA in the first place.
May 30 2009 12:36 AM EDT
This is needed because? This is not overpowered because?
I don't mind having VA as an EO, I will just train base and equip something that reduce EO.
May 30 2009 8:45 AM EDT
VA in ranged in any form will be exceptionally overpowered.
With or without an archery skill.
Having VA in ranged takes away the major defense against archers-GA.
Yes, one can train DM to combat GA, however DM prevents AMF. Having VA will allow archers to train at least a base AMF and not worry about GA as much.
Once you get an archer to melee, especially with decay, you should be able to win. With VA as a skill things very unbalanced.
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