Water artifact change suggestion.

Discussion in 'War Room (Powers, Artifacts, & Builds)' started by Pale Rage, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Pale Rage Well-Known Player

    I've got a 301 Water toon, currently using Starheart, Page, and Orb.
    Previously I was running with:
    Soothing mist
    Mending wave (or blessing of deep)
    Riptide (for 2 solace)
    Bubble (cause tempest is the worst shield)
    Tsunami (which heals better than soothing mist in my opinion)

    I replaced soothing mist with high-tide (to activate on mending or blessing) and that seems to work better. So, there's no point in me using the Orb anymore.

    My question is: which would be more beneficial, and why?
    Strategist or Transformation?
  2. TheLorax 10000 Post Club

    Get rid of the Starheart. Keep your Page and Orb. For Water I would recommend replacing Starheart with the Eye of Gemini.

    Strategist/Transformation are ok but I don't think Water can take advantage of these two artifacts the way Nature/Electricity can.
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  3. Psyfur Well-Known Player

    Honestly, you should run both if possible. Your load out is very similar to mine. I run solace, riptide, high tide, blessing, flood of power, tsunami strikes.
    That’s 3 hots running simultaneously all the time or 6 hots running simultaneously after a reset by flood of power. So in my opinion, trans and strat are ideal for a load out running that many hots. I use Eye of Gemini as my third artifact because of flood of power. But if you don’t run a supercharge, it’s still a good artifact to have.
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  4. L T Devoted Player

    On test, the transformation/strategist combo was actually pretty awesome with water. It made you more or less invincible standing in a double solace (as long as you weren't one-shot).
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  5. L T Devoted Player

    The Orb is a really great artifact if you're running Flood of Power (which I do). With your load out, I think either the Transformation or the Strategist can replace it. If you're picking one, personally I lean towards the Transformation, because the increases average healing is, IMO, more noticeable than the dots from the Strategist.
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  6. Pale Rage Well-Known Player

    Yes, I'm leaning towards transformation, instead of strategist, due to:
    1, it's a very low chance that strat will proc considering a %25 crit rate anyway.
    2, the HoT from strat only hits the person the crit/proc landed upon.
    3, even if transformation is only at 160, it's still about a 10-11% increase in overall healing done (capabilities).

    From a previous comment: I prefer not to use Gemini, simply because I'm not using a SC. Yes, the stats are nice, but it's a wasted artifact imo if not using SC.

    Plus the added bonus of transformation being able to be used with dps role.
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  7. Pale Rage Well-Known Player

    Thanks for the input everyone!
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