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Classleads 2016 balloon/shackle combination
I just wanted to open a thread to get some input and shed some light on shackle of garash artifact. Balloons keeps taking a pounding over it, but it's not really balloons that's the problem in the equation. It's 100% a shackle issue. As nothing stops shackle from being worn or removed at. Balloons in nature worked as intended and always have, even before the last nerf. It was a superior to fly skill that allowed for some interesting manuevers allowing jesters to fly into cities over guards and the works, which isn't that different than phase/astral/etc except you still get hit by archers. It also meant it was hard as hell to get one down. The real issue wasn't really that since if they are up, they aren't doing anything to you either. Especially for limb prep classes, you break legs and prone.. can't inflate. Get locked, can't inflate. However, the shackle is pretty much unstoppable which lead to shackle/inflate/fashion/unshackle. I admittedly did it a bunch myself, and why not? It was available.. but it's abused so hard a skill is getting reduced to water over it. So, sorry.. shackle holders. Give it up.
It'd just be better to nerf shackle instead by making it so you can't wear/remove shackle while prone, paralyzed, broken limbs, off balance/eq, the works. There isn't really a legitimate instance where that's not an acceptable that I can think of.
Ideally i'd like to see balloons reverted and shackle nerfed. The whole setup was ridiculous and is pretty much responsible for balloons creating near invicibility.