Next PTR will have a small set of Elemental changes meant to focus on a couple specific problems.
• 특화: 정기 과부하
does 85% of base damage (from 75%) and proc rate reduced 17%
• Totem Mastery-Storm Totem bonus 5% (from 10%)
• 정기 작렬
gives 2000 stats at level 110 (from 2400)
• All damage abilities increased 3%
Some of the power of mastery is shifted from proc rate into damage. The nerfs to 토템 특화
and 정기 작렬
don't require talent rebalancing, since they are minor and those are talents are already generally favored. The slight total DPS loss from those changes is counteracted in the baseline spec. With both talents, the mastery cap (with all these changes) would increase from 10400 rating to 15067.연쇄 번개
dominating 지진연쇄 번개
is so strong that 지진
is often not attractive to cast. There are also secondary issues such as the importance of 피뢰침
procs and resource overflow in AoE.
• 연쇄 번개
damage reduced 12% and generates 4 소용돌이
damage increased 29%
• 대지 충격
damage increased 13%
Damage is shifted from 연쇄 번개
, and 지진
is further increased to account for generating less 소용돌이
(which helps the overflow issues, including on 전하 과부하
procs). The Earth Shock buff helps stave off the potential for Earthquake to get too close to it again, and a buff to 대지 충격
was pretty reasonable generally.
Again, the goal is to address these issues in a relatively contained way. 7.3 is generally light on class changes, but we wanted to try to get at these known problems. As always, open to feedback on any complications that these look like they might introduce.
One additional concern we're seeing here is that based on preliminary testing this change is not accomplishing its intended goal without an extremely large number of targets. 연쇄 번개
spam is still projecting to be higher than using your 소용돌이치는 힘
at all up until you reach around 7 targets. 지진
is still not strong enough.
So far as we can tell, with the current changes (which have 지진
at 100% SP per tick) a more standard 광역
rotation won't be worth it over 연쇄 번개
spam unless it's brought to at least ~117% per tick or so (where it'll be about equal at 5 targets.)
The only case it appears to be worth it in is where it's the only way to proc 세푸즈의 비밀
, in which case using it only to proc 세푸즈의 비밀
but not at any other time is dps neutral.
The extra factor that wasn't accounted for here is the impact that the change to the damage per Mastery hit would have on 전하 과부하
procs. This also significantly increases the range of impact that 전하 과부하
has, which only makes how inconsistent it is even more painful.
The question I have at this point is why is this even left as a potential question? 지진
is our only AoE Maelstrom Power spender. It should be so massively, unquestionably stronger than spamming 연쇄 번개
that even the notion of 연쇄 번개
spam should be laughed out of the room.