Talk:Power Leak

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Wow, talk about a 'nerf' o.O Should we change the name to "Laughable Leak" as well ? What was the main reason for this change (I'm not really into PvP) Erszebet 22:00, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

The reason is they'd lose the energy for casting too, so if you Pleaked, say, Rodgort's Invocation, they'd lose 45 energy and not gain any back from Attunement since they never actually cast the spell. Nerf was needed, but this is overkill. -- 22:09, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Agree that this needed a bit of work, but somethin in the lines of 1...10 ene lost would've been more reasonable. 22:51, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
0 to 20 would be nice. 23:25, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
HAHAHA, is it April fools already? Wait? You were serious. Please, can anybody explain why this skill was mushed. It was a perfect counter skill to Aegis chains, party healing and Chants and now its pathetic. Are you trying to encourage passive play? In fairness Power Leak was probably overpowered, but it wasn't even close to broken and was simply one of the more powerful skills in a mesmers tool box. Want to nerf it? Up recharge slightly and drop the energy destruction down a couple of pips. 23:26, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
...That's exactly what every single person here is suggesting. Reading comprehension is good. -- 23:30, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
They probably nerfed it because it was much better than many of the Elite Counterparts (Power Leech, Power Flux). It probably would have been easier to just buff those a little instead of killing this. 06:38, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. I can admit that this skill was surely in need of a nerf, but this is overdoing it a bit. Keep this nerfed, but not as much. Then fix the crappy Elite-counterparts and all's good. Or good-ish at least. --ILLUSiVE 23:01, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

How crappy of a nerf :( — Eloc 17:03, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Eh i wouldnt have touched this skill, instead i would have buffed the horrible counterparts. --Lou-SaydusHow dare you put that damned dirty thing on me! 22:03, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

With Skill balances like this, Anet needs a reminder of what the Mesmer is meant to do

Mesmers are masters of illusion and control, subverting the enemy’s Energy for their own use, and that of their allies. On their own or combined with any other profession, their skills provide excellent support, turning enemies’ powers against them and changing the very fabric of reality to hinder foes and help allies. Mesmers have the ability to cast spells quickly, which can make all the difference in the heat of battle. Their powers of domination allow them to take control of enemy skills and Energy. Their unique illusionary talents can slow or even halt enemy movement and skill casting, or cause imaginary illnesses that drain Health and Energy from foes while healing and energizing allies. While Mesmers are not known for brute strength, their ability to confuse, distract, and drain the enemy’s resources more than compensates.
If Anet continues to nerf the ability to control energy (such as energy denial and basic energy management), to become like the non-existent energizing of allies, I fear for the future of this character class. While other classes are the best at what they do, there is probably a skill counter in each of their professions which will do a better job at it than most of the mesmer's specific skill counters. 15:27, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes, because people basing their whole backline around fear of getting p-leaked was cool. Lord of all tyria 15:28, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
To quote what I wrote on the talk page of the other wiki's Power Leak
Wasn't over powered... I mean, I guess you could say it was if you like, you know, hit a foe with some retarded energy management that required 10+ energy to work, but even still, switch to a high energy set and shake it off. Most players who would go against this skill usually operate with about 10-20 energy after about 5 minutes in, so hitting someone with this skill meant they'd be shorted out of two spells (the interrupted one, and having to follow with e-management). The only real time this would hurt is if you were already using a high energy set and got hit, but really, that's a lucky shot. Now it's pretty pointless, why not just pack a skill like e-drain or ether phantom and an interrupt instead? The nerf killed a balanced skill. -- 05:59, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

I agree with the post who said that mesmers are getting worse after every update at doing their class is designed for and that is manipulating other players power. Mesmers have such a ridiculously long recast time on almost all of their interrupts which makes them doing absolutely nothing other than waiting for their skills to recharge.William Wallace 10:17, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


A much needed buff to an otherwise pathetic skill.--Sum Mesmer GuyMesmer 09:09, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Not really a buff, energy loss is reverted to the same amount as before. Only recharge time got increased. I guess this can stay as it is now. Erszebet 09:31, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
This was probably the best mesmer interrupt outside of Pdrain. I don't know why you think it pathetic, unless you just started using it since the nerf like two weeks ago. It's been used for over two years, sometimes even on warriors. -Auron 09:35, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeh its a good skill and all thats happened is that anet have reduced the nerf they gave it a couple of weeks ago which made it suck hard! -- Salome 10:24, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Now they just need to buff the Elite interrupts to scale with this imba skill. 00:30, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
With the exception of PD, they're all terrible. Pblock was fun for at time, but the recharge really kills it if you miss (and the alternative is waiting for 2s casts to guarantee a hit; most of the time it just sits unused on your bar). I would shudder, though, if stuff like pblock was any better; it's potent as is, but if the cost or recharge were lower... it'd be downright scary. -Auron 01:58, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Heh, nerfed again. When will aNet learn that when the basic spells of a class are many times better than the elites, nerfing these basic skills doesn't make the game better; buffing the elites to outmatch the minor skills, on the other hand, will. And besides, power leak always has been a staple for any mesmer build. Nerfing it is like nerfing the whole class! Silavor UserSilavorSigIcon.png 23:45, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

You just defined power creep. Sonic Thursday User Da Sonic Sig2.png 12:20, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Energy Loss Regardless Of Interruption[edit]

Tested in PvP. Holding the ashes of Tranquil Was Tanasen and casting spells prevented Power Leak from interrupting me, yet the energy loss still occurred. Soldier198 (talk) 03:51, 24 November 2019 (UTC)