Feedback:User/Kirbman/Skills

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The changes I suggest below are mostly aimed to balance underpowered and overpowered skills. They are based on extensive PvE and PvP experience as well as opinions expressed in the skill feedback portal, the skills' talk pages, and in game. Explanations for these suggestions can be found here.

Skill Suggestions[edit]

Assassin Assassin[edit]

  • Aura of Displacement Aura of Displacement: This skill can now target other allies as well as foes.
  • Falling Lotus Strike Falling Lotus Strike: Decreased additional damage to 15...27...30.
  • Fox's Promise Fox's Promise: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
  • Golden Skull Strike Golden Skull Strike: Reduced recharge to 12 seconds.
  • Shadow Fang Shadow Fang: Reduced recharge to 35 seconds.
  • Shadow Form Shadow Form: Fixed a bug that caused assassin enchantments to count multiple times if they were refreshed before they ended.
  • Shadow Meld Shadow Meld: Changed attribute to Shadow Arts. Increased cast time to 1 second. Increased recharge to 30 seconds. Changed functionality to: "Lose all hexes and enchantments. While you maintain this enchantment you cannot be the target of hexes or enchantments and your attacks deal 45...21...15 less damage". This enchantment ends if you use a non-Assassin skill.”
  • Shroud of Silence Shroud of Silence: Increased cast time to 1 second. Changed functionality to: "For 4...16...19 seconds whenever you land a critical strike on target foe, all of that foe’s spells and chants are disabled for 1 second. This hex ends is that foe's health drops below 33%."
  • Way of the Fox Way of the Fox: Reduced recharge to 35 seconds.

Dervish Dervish[edit]

none

Elementalist Elementalist[edit]

  • Ether Renewal Ether Renewal: Limited the number of enchantments that count towards health and energy gain to 2...4...4.
  • Ether Renewal (PvP) Ether Renewal (PvP): Limited the number of enchantments that count towards health and energy gain to 2...4...4. Changed duration to 5...9...10 seconds.
  • Invoke Lightning Invoke Lightning: Increased cast time to 1.5 seconds.
  • Second Wind Second Wind: This skill no longer removes all enchantments from its user.
  • Shockwave Shockwave: Increased cast time to 1.5 seconds. Reduced condition durations to 1...7...8.
  • Swirling Aura Swirling Aura: Decreased duration to 3...15...18 seconds. Reduced recharge to 30 seconds.

Mesmer Mesmer[edit]

Monk Monk[edit]

  • Amity Amity: Increased cast time to .5 seconds. Reduced recharge to 30 seconds. Changed functionality to: "For 8...18...20 seconds, adjacent foes attack 50% slower and deal 5...21...25 less damage with attacks."
  • Blessed Aura Blessed Aura: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Increased recharge to 5 seconds.
  • Balthazar's Spirit Balthazar's Spirit: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Contemplation of Purity Contemplation of Purity: Increased cast time to .5 seconds.
  • Defender's Zeal Defender's Zeal: Reduced cast time to .5 seconds.
  • Essence Bond Essence Bond: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Life Attunement Life Attunement: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Life Barrier Life Barrier: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Increased recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Life Bond Life Bond: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Live Vicariously Live Vicariously: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Mark of Protection Mark of Protection: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds. Reduced recharge to 20 seconds. Changed functionality to: "For 8 seconds each time a hex or condition is applied to target other ally, that ally gains 12...66...80 health."
  • Mending Mending: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Protective Bond Protective Bond: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Resurrect Resurrect: Reduced energy cost to 5.
  • Resurrection Chant Resurrection Chant: Reduced recharge to 12 seconds.
  • Retribution Retribution: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added 5 second recharge.
  • Scribe's Insight Scribe's Insight: Reduced recharge to 12 seconds.
  • Smite Smite: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
  • Spirit Bond Spirit Bond: Increased recharge to 5 seconds.
    • Spirit Bond (PvP): Merged with PvE version; this skill now functions the same in PvE and PvP.
  • Strength of Honor Strength of Honor: Reduced cast time to 1 second. Increased recharge to 20 seconds.
  • Strength of Honor (PvP) Strength of Honor (PvP): Reduced cast time to 1 second. Increased damage to 1...7...8. Increased recharge to 20 seconds.
  • Supportive Spirit Supportive Spirit: Increased cast time to 1 second. Reduced energy cost to 5.
  • Vigorous Spirit Vigorous Spirit: Increased cast time to .5 seconds.
  • Withdraw Hexes Withdraw Hexes: Reduced energy cost to 10. Reduced recharge to 2 seconds. Changed additional recharge per hex to 15...7...5.
  • Word of Censure Word of Censure: Added functionality: You gain 1 energy for every 4 ranks of Divine Favor you have.

Necromancer Necromancer[edit]

  • Death Nova Death Nova: Can no longer target self. Reduced cast time to 1 second. Added a recharge of 2 seconds.
  • Discord Discord: Increased cast time to 2 seconds.
    • Discord (PvP): Merged with PvE version; this skill now functions the same in PvE and PvP.
  • Necrosis Necrosis: Increased recharge to 3 seconds.
  • Unholy Feast (PvP) Unholy Feast (PvP): Reduced recharge to 15 seconds.

Paragon Paragon[edit]

Ranger Ranger[edit]

  • Arcing Shot Arcing Shot: Reduced recharge to 4 seconds.
  • Brambles Brambles: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Brambles (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Conflagration Conflagration: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Conflagration (PvP): Split for PvP. Reduced cast time to 3 seconds.
  • Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Edge of Extinction (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Energizing Wind Energizing Wind: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Energizing Wind (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Equinox Equinox: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Equinox (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Famine Famine: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Famine (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Favorable Winds Favorable Winds: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Favorable Winds (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Fertile Season Fertile Season: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Fertile Season (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Frozen Soil Frozen Soil: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Frozen Soil (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Greater Conflagration Greater Conflagration: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Greater Conflagration (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Infuriating Heat Infuriating Heat: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Infuriating Heat (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Keen Arrow (PvP) Keen Arrow (PvP): Increased unconditional damage to +5...9...10. Decreased conditional damage to +5...21...25. Reduced recharge to 6 seconds.
  • Lacerate Lacerate: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Lacerate (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Marksman's Wager Marksman's Wager: Changed duration to 6...18...21 seconds.
  • Muddy Terrain Muddy Terrain: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Muddy Terrain (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Nature's Renewal Nature's Renewal: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Nature's Renewal (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Penetrating Attack (PvP) Penetrating Attack (PvP): Increased damage to +3...15...18.
  • Pestilence Pestilence: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Pestilence (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Predatory Season Predatory Season: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Predatory Season (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Primal Echoes Primal Echoes: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Primal Echoes (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Quickening Zephyr Quickening Zephyr: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Quickening Zephyr (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Quicksand Quicksand: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Quicksand (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Roaring Winds Roaring Winds: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Roaring Winds (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Sloth Hunter's Shot (PvP) Sloth Hunter's Shot (PvP): Reduced recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Sundering Attack (PvP) Sundering Attack (PvP): Increased damage to +3...15...18.
  • Symbiosis Symbiosis: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Symbiosis (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Toxicity Toxicity: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Toxicity (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Tranquility Tranquility: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Tranquility (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Winnowing Winnowing: Reduced cast time to 1 second.
    • Winnowing (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.
  • Winter Winter: Reduced cast time to .75 seconds.
    • Winter (PvP): Split for PvP, retains original functionality.

Ritualist Ritualist[edit]

Warrior Warrior[edit]

  • "For Great Justice!" (PvP) "For Great Justice!" (PvP): Increased duration to 10 seconds.
  • "Retreat!" "Retreat!": Reduced recharge to 15 seconds.
  • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!": Increased duration to 5...8. Decreased armor gain to 60. Fixed description to include that this only affects party members within earshot.
  • Decapitate Decapitate: Increased adrenaline cost to 10. No longer causes loss of all adrenaline.

Any PvE only[edit]

  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan: Fixed a bug that caused both caster and target to be unable to miss against any target.
  • Devourer Bite Devourer Bite: Reduced recharge to 8 seconds.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Courage Ebon Battle Standard of Courage: Changed functionality to: “You plant an Ebon Battle Standard of Courage at your current location. For 14...20 seconds, non-spirit allies in this area gain +40 armor against Charr and +24 armor against other foes.”
  • Fingers of Chaos Fingers of Chaos: Changed type to Skill. Changed functionality to: "For 5 seconds, your attacks: cannot miss, remove one enchantment, cause cripple for 3 seconds, interrupt actions, and cause you to lose one hex and one condition."
  • Great Dwarf Armor Great Dwarf Armor: Changed functionality to: "For 22...40 seconds, target ally has +60 maximum Health, +40 armor against Destroyers and +24 armor against other foes."
  • Lightbringer Lightbringer: Updated description to reflect character’s Lightbringer title level.
  • Lightbringer's Gaze Lightbringer's Gaze: Updated description to reflect character’s Lightbringer title level.
  • Sunspear Rebirth Signet Sunspear Rebirth Signet: Updated description to reflect character’s Sunspear title level.
  • Winds Winds: Reduced cast time to 1 second.