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Melkor #1521
Power Stone - APoC Alternative/Synergy(1)Category: WizardMarch-10-2014 9:48 PM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Le Sigh.

So...

Arcane Torrent - Power stone. Arcane missiles have a 2% chance to drop a globe that restores Arcane Power. The globe restores about 30 Arcane Power per globe.

So historically, we've hated this skill. We've never used it, and we've sort of laughed at it.

No more. This just gets better and better with every tier. Check it:

If you drop a power stone, you can go get it...whatever.

Running with a monk? A Barb? WD? DH? If they get the stone, you still get the AP.

Running with a wizard? If your fellow wizard brethren gets the stone, you BOTH get the arcane power.

Uh oh.

I'm a tank. Jaetch and Eciton and Atanatar are distance-channelers. Some of them have NO ApoC:

If they're running Power Stone, and I'm tanking, I pick up ALL the globes by stutter stepping with a meager 6 Pick Up Radius. They each are restored 30 Arcane Power each time. But they're each running the power stone rune.

First, we test against Ghom with 2 of them running Power Stone and 2 of us not. It was quasi-viable, certainly much better than NOT running the rune.

Against Ghom at t5, with 3 of them running the rune while I ran my WoW EB build and ran circles around Ghom, they achieved perma channel. Jaetch and I also ran the Unity ring so I could last longer against Ghom. Ultimately, I die - but not before the point is overwhelmingly made clear.

They perma-channeled.

I believe Jaetch will be uploading a video shortly.

If this is intended, running Power Stone will be no different than someone in the group running Cold Blooded or Conflag. It's just a "group-must".

Against trash, it's unbelievable but generally unnecessary.

Against Elites....well...

I'd much rather get this kind of thing out in the open now before we start gearing around this and end up royally ticked off when it no longer functions the way it does now. If it's not intended, I'm sure it will be changed. You can count on that.

In defense of the synergy not being OP - you will need two of your teammates to run this skill for elite farming. You will need 3 running the skill for boss farming. Do this, and your channelers will never go dry.

I can't say that's a great defense but it is a defense. I guess?

Jaetch's video to follow.
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Nevalistis
Power Stone - APoC Alternative/Synergy(32)March-11-2014 3:29 PM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Melkor

Running with a monk? A Barb? WD? DH? If they get the stone, you still get the AP.


This? This is a design we currently like. It promotes teamwork in gameplay, and feels pretty cool to have your buddies help you out.

Posted by: Melkor

Running with a wizard? If your fellow wizard brethren gets the stone, you BOTH get the arcane power.

Uh oh.


This behavior is not intended. This particular "synergy" too overtly encourages class stacking, and that's something we'd like to avoid. We do have a hotfix in the works to correct this behavior so that only the Wizard who generated the power stone receives the Arcane Power generated from it.
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Nevalistis
Power Stone - APoC Alternative/Synergy(39)March-11-2014 3:54 PM PDT (9 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Eciton

Still though, i cant help but wonder if they knee about this before this post.


Just as often as concerns are brought to us on the forums from players, changes come from our developers that they'd like us to proactively inform you guys about. This was one of those cases, which meant I was looking for an appropriate thread to post in rather than reacting to a thread in question. These communications go both ways!
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