Rooks wrote:Xis Aether seems pretty bad now, Made one to use single target and it seems much worse than even Hwanin's for single target, low damage and even jumping to 65% mana leech doesn't sustain much at all.
I never considered AetherXis good for anything but few bosses where the avoidance really helps. I just put it up there because I was annoyed at the millions of people who saw the xbow showcase using it and then came whining at me, asking where is it.
How do you feel about Xbow after the nerfs?
I feel like the change to talon's hold and the greatly decreased chances of spawning meat shields is one of the biggest issues. And life leech feels soooooo slow now. It's a shame. And had to reroll for Buriza, as Hwanins just feels underwhelming now.
I really don't get the nerfs. Or most of the nerfs on all the chars. Why don't you just bring other chars and build up to level. I though Xbow nec felt so balanced and was a wonderful build.
Luckily I'm single player only, so I still have my Candlewake with unnerfed str bonus! That's something at least.
Have a good day people
Reanimates are not the biggest deal to lose but the leech nerf hurt our early game greatly. However, after you get Hwanin you can tank anything again no problemos.
As far as why nerfs are happening, well, it is far healthier for the game to nerf a single outlier than to bring everything else up to its level. Power creep is a real issue, even tho slight amounts of it are necessary. Xbow necro was obscenely powerful and basically invalidated every other build (except barb for samael) with all gear levels. Now we're dragged back down to more realistic values and early/mid game is still doable, albeit considerably less faceroll than before.
Hwanin itself was a huge part of the problem. If you think about it, a WDM carrying proc that hits quite literally a full screen and is "on striking" is stupid.