Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:54 am
Previously in DR, I've heard lots of people say Mages are overpowered. I haven't a huge amount of understanding as to why (could never make it work myself!) but given the general consensus on this, it sounds like mages need a revamp. I've had a thought on spells that I would like them to be able to do, perhaps in place of the stronger elemental spells currently in use. Given all this great progress, it seemed like a time to mention this.
We've mostly all got Stone Skin already. For an elementalist, stone skin is basically 'earth skin', no? Stoneskin - protect me. Why not have fireskin -burns others on contact, waterskin - chance to rust weapons or armor if attacked (or something else more useful), or thunderskin - shocks/lags/trips people if they attack. The duration of these new versions would be about half of the current duration of stone skin - forcing mages to choose wisely and limiting the arsenal of damage spells they can throw at mobs. Mages would retain their lower level elemental spells (that are currently pointless really at level 50), perhaps a little stronger than they are now but not at the level of the current high level elementals.
This would also mean that if not using Stoneskin, mages are more fragile - some fuel to the fire that mages should be 'glass cannons'.