Few updates--potentially not on the upcoming PTR:
1) Not going forward with the Mahlstrom
generation change. It's generally way too much disruption and potentially new problems introduced for something that's meant to be a somewhat minor set of changes in this patch. Given all the feedback that was concerned about the slowdown it would cause on 2-3 targets, it's okay to leave Kettenblitzschlag
generating resource so quickly on 5 targets--it's a less bad problem overall, and also what people are already used to on live.
Reverting the Maelstrom change is also effectively a further buff to Erdbeben
damage. This should be a clear net buff to steady Wirkungsbereich
can be used well (which is not every Wirkungsbereich
situation). It may not completely cause Earthquake to surpass Kettenblitzschlag
, but it is a big step in that direction. We'll likely tweak numbers further to balance all these concerns/goals. Namely:
--Helping out Erdbeben
--Not causing a large buff to Wirkungsbereich
damage in steady Earthquake-friendly situations
--Not causing a large nerf to Chain Lightning-only burst (which is a strength that Elemental is used to in Legion)
2) Slightly buffing Elementarschlag
's own damage to mostly cancel out the reduction to the stat buff, as discussed earlier.
3) Buffing Frost Shock in parallel with Erdschock
. We still need to look into Frostschock
interactions with the 7.3 set bonus if we go forward with that bonus.