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Old 12-05-2016, 08:30 PM
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i agree, i hope they don't make too drastic changes regarding items and even more skills. the game is well beyond release, and while balance isn't perfect (and will never be) the game should near its definitive state.
We haven't even got the first expansion yet. There are years of changes to come. And one of the things that makes Crate awesome is how they iterate improvements. Keep them coming!
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:35 PM
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Cold damage sucks because all cold sets and skills are mostly caster-oriented.
If you could bind TSS on left click and use your regular attack when it's on cooldown, that would make melee cold builds more interesting.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:38 PM
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Welcome additions, especially for free!

When can we expect some mutlicore/thread optimizations? The expansion?
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:06 PM
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You guy's rock! Keep up the good work!
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:47 PM
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Sign, Crate apart from the awesome stuff you keep pouring out - hence i am buying 3x all your stuff on GOG and Steam,

you seem to keep on the road to nerf (make nearly obsolete) something (items or build) which works for GD end game (Gladiator Crucible farming).

To say first that - i dont have full Markovian nor Warborn sets!

But i have been spending quite a lot of time and effort in order to get them so i can farm more efficiently and feel uber powerful - you know the point of all ARPGs especially off line ones.

Instead why not look into all the dozen sets which are total garbage and nobody uses, like ever (Valduion, Trozan, Ulzuin, Deathmarked etc.) in order to make more builds perfectly viable to farm Gladiator Crucible?

Can some heads up be given - should i stop farming for Markovian?
Trozan builds are a pretty solid with gear just check the videos in the recent thread Zars posted! Deathmarked is garbage?? You must be high. Valdun/Ulzuin could use some love though

As someone who has played since B28 Crate has done a pretty good job of taking OP stuff down to strong levels, they don't trash sets/builds when they nerf them. So worry not your witch blade sets will still be plenty strong my friend! The balance mistake they make is not buffing the weak stuff enough
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:51 PM
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Yeah, some people like to be really overly dramatic. Thinking nerfing a set will somehow make it garbage. The only case i believe they went too far was with Judicator rings and thankfully they reverted the OA removal in the Fist ring.

And lol to the person who said Deathmarked was garbage. Deathmarked set is still one of the best sets in the game even with the nerfs it got.
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:55 PM
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The changes get the Ceno seal of approval. The sets in question remain very usable and probably still among the best sets in the game. And, as usual, there are far more buffs than nerfs. What nerfs there were were definitely warranted.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:17 PM
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I love the part where he implies that Crate nerfs stuff, making them "nearly obsolete", when he doesn't even knows what was nerfed and how much it was nerfed...

I guess the part where Zantai mentioned "upgrading some Rare affixes and uniques that needed a boost" and buffs to mastery skills doesn't counts... I thik that when these people read the words "patch notes", the first thing they do after clickin on them, is to CTRL + F and type "nerf", then press next until the end, then starts bitching around before enven trying it in-game.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:36 PM
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Trozan builds are a pretty solid with gear just check the videos in the recent thread Zars posted!
/This post is slightly off-topic and may seem bigger than it should be

He posted 2 threads with trozan set recently. The one with Invokers Elements set and the one without it. I followed the first one, with moderate spirit investment and slightly different devotion setup (all defensive procs in place). Even elite Mad Queen killed me 3 times. On Ultimate it took around 5min of running around to kill her. Each trozan shard triggers separate reflective whatever while her aura is on, so if you time your trozan wrong and you're within 15 meters - you're dead. If you use devastation on her aura you are very dead. Lots of AoE, but single-target DPM is weak even at 14/16 Devastation.
His last build shows some Fabius and Mad Queen killing but a wand+robe mage with 1k physique, that has to go melee to proc Olerons Blood (yes, mage with Olerons Blood), and uses skill from an item as a main damage source? You may call it pretty strong build but to me that's not how TSS build in TSS-specific set should look like.

Even Zars in his guides states that TSS is not quite a main damage skill, if I remember correctly.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:54 PM
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Cold damage sucks because all cold sets and skills are mostly caster-oriented. Caster stuff tend to have CC as their only defensive measure (in this case - freeze), and most (if not all) dangerous bosses don't give a sh1t about your CC.

I hope some day debuffs like freeze/immobilize/stun/reduced speed/... will make at least minimal sense against the likes of Fabius.

You bring up cold-based caster but there's really not that much support for cold outside of Olexra's , i mean you do have Trozans and Wind Devil but they just add some flat cold damage. They both still heavily favor Lighting...there's just so much Lighting added to everything and we STILL don't have chain lighting in the game yet, tisk tisk ....

I wanna see a cold based caster...Ice Spike and all (a viable ice spike) not the crappy one we get now. I would love nothing more to get a caster based Necro-ish class fantasy based around Cold/Poison spells/skills.
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