ArenaNet:Skill feedback/Assassin/Assault Enchantments

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Assault Enchantments Assault Enchantments

Boro 10px‎'s issue

issue
Very conditional enchantment removal, useless in PvP because you will be blocked most of the time or in PvE where you will fail to do enough damage to help your team if you take this elite instead of other ones.
solution

10 Energy1 Activation time3 Recharge time Elite Skill: Removes all enchantments from target foe. Target foe takes 10 damage (armor-ignoring) and this skill takes an additional 4 seconds for each enchantment removed in this way.

In this way it would be a good enchantment removal, while not being too powerful due to it's secondary effect.

Bathory's Issue 02:54, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Issue
Weaker than most non-elite skills, and pales in comparison to Shattering Assault.
Suggestion
Model it after the newly changed Seeping Wound.
5Energy 1Activation time 10Recharge time Hex spell. Deals X damage per second while target foe is Enchanted.
This would be a more general, useful function, but would not be better or worse than Seeping because of the conditions. A lot of foes enchant themselves but you don't control it - unlike poison where you need to put it on. It would also serve as a hex for facilitating chains starting with "Black" dagger skills.

Rezu's Issue

Issue
Underpowered, "wrong skill, wrong moment"
Suggestions
  • 5Energy ¾Activation time 13Recharge time Skill. Target foe's enchantments are disabled for 1...11...14. If target foe was casting a spell, that foe is knocked down. must follow a dual attack.
  • 10Energy ¾Activation time 15Recharge time Skill. Target foe's enchantments are disabled for 1...11...14. If target foe was casting a spell, that foe is knocked down and loses an enchantment.
  • 10Energy 1Activation time 20Recharge time Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds). Whenever you hit a foe, you deal +1...3...4 damage for each enchantment on target foe.

Tounaku's Issue

Issue
An absolute waste of an elite slot. Incredibly underpowered and is outdone by so many other skills, elite and non-elite alike.
Suggestion
Improve it, but keep this skill in Critical Strikes. This skill needs to be approached at a new angle. Also, instead of simply removing enchantments, this skill should really punish people for having enchantments as well in order to make it worthy of elite skill status.

10 Energy¼ Activation time20 Recharge time - Elite Spell. You Shadow Step to target foe. If your target was under the effect of any enchantments, it loses 0...2...3 enchantments and is dazed for 0...4...5 seconds.

This is essentially another, more conditional version of Beguiling Haze.


10 Energy¾ Activation time10 Recharge time - Elite Enchantment Spell. For 5...25...30 seconds, you cannot be blocked by targets that are under the effects of an enchantment. Whenever you successfully strike a target with an attack skill that is under the effects of an enchantment, you deal +5...13...15 damage and that target begins bleeding for 5...17...20 seconds.

This version allows for some damage buffing for the Assassin as well as some degeneration. The fact that you need to use attack skills in order to receive the damage buff prevents Assassins from simply bringing an easy to maintain IAS and spamming regular dagger attacks.


10 Energy0 Activation time10 Recharge time - Elite Lead Attack. If this attack hits, you deal +5...13...15 damage and remove 0...1...1 enchantment. If you removed an enchantment, your target suffers from deep wound for 0...8...10 seconds. This attack cannot be blocked.

This version could be really potent in PvP. Again, somewhat conditional as not all of one's enemies will be using enchantments, but will definitely help in spike assisstance and possibly bring Assassins back into a more prominent position in PvP once more. Its 10 energy cost, rather low bonus damage, and the fact that one would have to have 15 in Critical Strikes in order to maintain the deep wound prevents it from being too overpowered. However, if this skill did become too abused in general play, removing the unblockable ability of it could help balance it further.

-- Tounaku