Moravacion Bushdagger's special ability is useless

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by SkyMuffin, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. SkyMuffin

    SkyMuffin Member

    On hit, it has a 100% chance to do Recursive Stab, which then has a 50% to cast itself again. But it's only 3:dmg_piercing:. By the time you actually get a Bushdagger, almost every enemy has at least a few :resist_piercing:.
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  2. mining

    mining Member

    What it really should do is grant the player a until next hit piercing damage buff, and recursively act the same etc. so that the recursiveness isn't neutered by a 3/- enemy.
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  3. Bohandas

    Bohandas Member

    A similar issue exists with Arcane Capacitor (although the capacitor's situation is somewhat mitigated by the fact that it deals multiple different types of damage and re-exasperated by the fact that each individual hit can be as little as one point apiece if the character has low Magic Power [relatively likely for Warlocks as they are melee characters and thus more likely to be wearing heavy armor than other wizards], as opposed to the Recursive Stab's 3 points apiece)

    What might be optimal is if each iteration were combined into a single hit.
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  4. Kazeto

    Kazeto Member

    That would take a lot of time to code, seeing as it would require many, many sub-spells for one ability even when compared to how many sub-spells it already uses (which is quite a lot). But if you know someone who would be willing to waste time doing that, I'm for that change.
  5. Essence

    Essence Will Mod for Digglebucks

    that's not a bug, it's a feature.
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  6. Kazeto

    Kazeto Member

    Yeah, keep on saying that Essence.

    But I know it is not a bug but rather a feature. I created a skill tree that has more code than the entirety of the "spellDB.xml" file in the base game, and I wouldn't want to try making the change Bohandas proposed, that is how much code it would take to make it work properly unless we went for very inelegant solutions.
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  7. Essence

    Essence Will Mod for Digglebucks

    No, seriously. That thing does such huge amounts of single-point damage packets on turns 4 and 5 that the fact that 1-2 points of resistance can negate significant percentages of that damage is a balancing point. If it dealt single hits, it would have to be toned down significantly.
  8. Kazeto

    Kazeto Member

    I know, Essence. And I know changing it would be a pain even if it is possible to make changes account for the decrease in effectiveness of resistances.
  9. Essence

    Essence Will Mod for Digglebucks

    I know you get it, Kazeto. I was explaining for the benefit of anyone who thought I was just shrugging Bohandas off. :)
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  10. Kazeto

    Kazeto Member

    Oh, sorry. I probably should just get some sleep since I obviously am having problems with understanding some things, then.
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