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He hasn't made any changes yet. My theorycrafting is just proving that the current bonus from manaleech wouldn't work, which doesn't really mean much anyhow as that can be tweaked based on what Mak wants to see.
i'm a rebel
Revisiting:When Maligus came out, I totally love the idea that Shamans are able to afflict at the same time accumulate preps. This is on par with knight classes.The issue that made Maligus taken off swiftcurse was the fact that it gets too many fashions off a soulrend. I still think swiftcurse-able soulrend is a good thing, interesting, lots of strategies and versatile. But it should only just give 1 fashion per swiftcurse and scale up to 3 if target is low on mana. Therefore over a course of 2s, Shaman can only fashion once, getting 1 fashion (+truefashion chance), or do a blight manaleech getting 3 fashions, or do two swiftcurses getting 2 fashions or more if target is low on mana. This doesn't seem to far off from what has been changed/implemented, but return the idea of cursing+prepping slowly and reward on mana drain.
Soulrend buff seems to work ok @Makarios
It's fine, after doing some theorycrafting you can definitely stick it for subsequent soulrends, you just probably can't do two in a row. But you can for instance soulrend -> swiftcurse -> soulrend
I really like to contest the fact that Shamans take a long time to prep. Against few fights lately, knights and knights were able to pull their kill sequence on me 2-3 times before I was able to get enough fashions to pull my sequence. I know I am not the best fighters and but going for a slow into lock takes like 50-70 fashions depending on who I fight. It's definitely not on-par in terms of prep time against knights.Between getting paralysed and hindered, fashioning with soulrend/manaleech can get really slow. Since soulrend is not usable on swiftcurse, hindering them + soulreding is out of question. We have to deliberately dedicate time for fashioning, without doing anything offensive or hindering.
This trend of "I'm having this problem today so it might be a balance issue" is getting a bit old. Learn to play your class better instead of complaining about everything that beats you. People will take you more seriously.
Before you say "I'm not complaining because I said I'm not sure," we don't really need to know everything you die to if you're not complaining, unless you're asking for help, in which case you'd want to post in a shaman help/advice thread and not post in terms of "whether it may or may not be balanced."
Soulrend can be used while hindering fine, just have to use a slow curse once you stick manaleech with swiftcurses while hindering. Blighting with manaleech is a strategy that people are already working around.Whether or not Shaman are at the proper prep speed I'm not sure. I'm having problems recently getting a ton of fashions against some classes, especially Alchemists who also have the ability to nullify curses with proper timing of their temper/wrack combos. This is a big problem considering they also get to pressure towards a basically unavoidable lock for Shaman given their room hindrance and ability to finish the lock with paralysis.
This isn't the rants thread though!
There are options available for beating every class.
I just felt like ranting about Katlin
@Makarios said: DWC and SNB knights are a much closer ballpark to what I'd hope to aim for with shaman.
@Makarios said: DWC and SNB knights are a much closer ballpark to what I'd hope to aim for with shaman.@Xinna I was referring to what Makarios said about comparing the prep time with knights, presenting some of my experiences with regards to that. I am not a top tier fighter, hence wanting to see if my finding is generally appropriate, if not, willing to get any tips to quicken MY prep time to be on par with knights.
@Dochitha You don't need 50-70 fashions to kill someone. Try learning how to use your curses more, and learn how to secure a kill with 35 fashions, tops.