Caduceus wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:14 am
jvlosky wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:24 am
I'm gonna have to disagree. Before the patch SW could still do things, just that dmg you are talking about was better with literally any other dps class but WH. You could get the same effect as "Focused Mind + VoN + Lileath's Arrow" with an engineer doing aoe dmg from 100ft+ away, or even better with a bombing BW. Not saying SW did 'nothing' just pretty much every other class was doing it better and they didnt need to wait for a M3 to do it.
SW was blown into obscurity before the patch, save for aSW in SC but ppl were creaming over the 50% heal cut when plenty of other classes have that same ability with wayyyy better damage potential.
Sorry dude but nobody wanted SWs in their wb before the patch if they could help it, and even right now ppl just want 1 for the morale drain.
Do you play SW and have you utilized the combo I described?
oh you're "Fully agree that SW was not viable in city (I don't see how anyone could argue differently), however I disagree that SW was not viable in ORvR.
I played skirmish SW to great effect in ORvR. Lileath's Arrow is a fantastic spell that really shines in the sort of target-rich environments that ORvR provides. Focused Mind + VoN + Lileath's Arrow is a very powerful combo and one can throw in Barrage for extra burst. SW also has Hail of Doom, which can be a game changer when breaking into and defending forts or keeps. I think SW was underrated in these formats and I was impressed with how they performed compared to other classes I have played.
Perhaps when you said "ORvR" you meant specifically roaming in a 24-man warband, looking for other 24-man warbands to fight, which is basically a minature version of city. ORvR is much more than that, though. Solo and small-scale are also part of ORvR, for example, and in both these formats Ranged SW was completely fine pre-buff."
You realize other classes can provide better aoe dmg pressure than SW, from farther away, and dont have to wait for m2 to do it. They also dont require everyone to be literally lined up for with lileath's arrow.
Yeah your 'pie in the sky' perfect storm occurrence probably puts out tons of dmg but it doesnt hold a candle to the aoe dmg potential of BW or even Engi. Both of which being able to do so from farther from danger than SW on average.
Imagine having to wait for an m2 just to do proper dmg in a wb.