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[HERO] - Ecnalab - The Balancer of Life (Intelligence, Dire)

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Forum » Hero & Item Ideas » [HERO] - Ecnalab - The Balancer of Life (Intelligence, Dire) 2 posts - page 1 of 1
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Blackgaze » July 5, 2018 11:20am | Report


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by delta17 » July 6, 2018 4:38am | Report
Dang, I have your "Misalignment" among my shelved "ability ideas (without the damage/heal swap at the end). In fact, this was an ability I was split on submitting to Spells of the Zodiac: Gemini before ultimately deciding on Fractal Third. Anywho, I can say that it has problems!
  • It's too much troll potential for both allies and enemies. More especially if the troll is Ecnalab himself. You can prevent this by making buildings (or just the fountain) to still treat the hero to their original faction. This way, you can still fight back if Ecnalab wants to kill you.
  • Too much synergy with Purifying Flames. Think of this:
    • Cast Misalignment on ally + Oracle cast Purifying Flames at the last moment = 340 instant burst heal + 396 potential heal from 44 HPS for 9 secs = 736 Health!
    • Oracle cast Purifying Flames + Cast Misalignment on enemy = 340 instant burst damage + 132 (pure?) damage. Less insane but now imagine 3 of that heal per sec. 396 (pure?) dmg.
    • Something with this utility, with this cooldown just felt wrong. False Promise was not even here.
  • Enemies can focus on their ally (now their enemy) to give massive heals. Since healing is rarer than damage, you can't heal them to death as enough as enemies can damage them.
  • On the other side, enemies can just ignore YOUR ally! And what you did is just banish your ally unabled to help for 3.5 seconds.

Also, With "Balance Aura" and "Equity Coil" already there, "Reverse" gets less meaningful. Thanks to the aura and "Equity Coil" already doing a fine job balancing your HP and MP, the ability Reverse becomes that much less needed. THAT MUCH LESS. Imagine a hero with 3 abilities that does one exact thing but slightly different, kind of boring, right? (It actually exists: Zues)

I now also realized "Reverse" has big troll potential too. Oh, your support doing a fine job casting spells in the back line? I should reverse him to mess him up a little.


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