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I'm not sure how much you can spam vodun bind, but if the writhe time is just ropes, that's not really a huge breather, unless the shaman really really knows the occultist's balance and is able to match up with it well
You can't hangedman twice in a row, so I'm not sure I buy that one.
Clumsiness was toned down quite a lot, recently. When I tested the DWC change, the miss rate hovered at around 12% vs. an 11-dex, trans avo, unmounted target, in 250 attacks (125 DSLs).
I don't think it's as big of an issue as you think, though I'm not sure why we went with a solution that only helps people with swiftmount. Seems odd.
It's not an issue specific to one strategy, is the trouble. All shikudo paths need affliction pressure, and this is a heavy nerf to the pressure you can output in one of your core forms for every strategy.In shikudo, different afflictions are tied to abilities that can only target certain limbs, unlike other classes. If there's only a 50% chance of hitting the arms due to a random arm parry, then there's a 50% chance of losing hits whenever the monk wants to use half of rain's small affliction pool. Being dynamic can't fix that.
What was the classleads with tattoos all about? I don't understand that one at all.
Sorry for my noobness but I thought there was a shikudo ability to make your attacks apply no limb damage. Does this not affect parry too?
You still have the other arm to hit.Not seeing the difference... if they are parrying an arm then they are not parrying other limbs and those still hit in preparation for your slow prep. If your going for a locking path. Then hit the other arm to give the affliction..... or use kai surge and then go for it.
Fighting bards must be fun for you.
Penwize has cowardly forfeited the challenge to mortal combat issued by Atalkez.
In the end, of course you -can- survive anything, mostly by not fighting it, but why is that ever a desirable state of affairs?
That stick monk change was badly needed, it basically made every hit they did bypass parry while still doing arm damage.
I think you all are forgetting about your kai ability to stop mounting. They should of never been able to dismount&prone in a single hit to begin with.
This hasn't changed anything except let the target have some sort of chance now trying to parry.
I'm no stick monk expert by any means, but every other class has to be flexible in this manner.... time will tell
I gotta test it later to see how it feels tho.
That was the worst offender, if I remember correctly, and Apostate also got a change to make it less obnoxious for them. No class should really be getting stopped dead in its tracks anymore, I don't think.
ETA: Anecdotally, I would say the rate used to be much higher, almost one in three vs. trans avo, unmounted targets with average dex. I could be off, of course, never sat down to test it very meticulously. Certainly felt super horrible.
Keorin said: Kind of the same issue with ANY class that can be parried against, except with others they can only target a single limb all together meaning they didn't waste 50% of there attack, but 100% of it..... it's not bad, it just makes you have to pay attention more.
Not seeing the difference... if they are parrying an arm then they are not parrying other limbs and those still hit in preparation for your slow prep.
If your going for a locking path. Then hit the other arm to give the affliction..... or use kai surge and then go for it.
I'll stop throwing little ideas out for you, as I said I'm no stick monk expert, but I imagine in rain you can bypass parry all together to set up your limb prep, and if not you can still afflict with what you need by not hitting that parried limb to try and lock.
When they start making your weapon actually respect "weapons" aura.... then you can complain about restraints.
Correct. It's still a targeted attack (stopped by parry). It just does 0 limb damage.