Few updates--potentially not on the upcoming PTR:
1) Not going forward with the 漩涡值
generation change. It's generally way too much disruption and potentially new problems introduced for something that's meant to be a somewhat minor set of changes in this patch. Given all the feedback that was concerned about the slowdown it would cause on 2-3 targets, it's okay to leave 闪电链
generating resource so quickly on 5 targets--it's a less bad problem overall, and also what people are already used to on live.
Reverting the Maelstrom change is also effectively a further buff to 地震术
damage. This should be a clear net buff to steady 范围效果
can be used well (which is not every 范围效果
situation). It may not completely cause Earthquake to surpass 闪电链
, but it is a big step in that direction. We'll likely tweak numbers further to balance all these concerns/goals. Namely:
--Helping out 地震术
--Not causing a large buff to 范围效果
damage in steady Earthquake-friendly situations
--Not causing a large nerf to Chain Lightning-only burst (which is a strength that Elemental is used to in Legion)
2) Slightly buffing 元素冲击
's own damage to mostly cancel out the reduction to the stat buff, as discussed earlier.
3) Buffing Frost Shock in parallel with 大地震击
. We still need to look into 冰霜震击
interactions with the 7.3 set bonus if we go forward with that bonus.