New SK Dot changes stink

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Dwimmerlaike, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Dwimmerlaike Lorekeeper

    Title says it all. Too much mana for what? I am almost wondering who even thought we needed this change.
  2. Emiliss New Member

    It's been planned since like 2016... I really don't understand why people are so surprised about this and the upcoming necro DoT revamp. Like it or hate it, it was a long time coming. See the link for the original news post on the subject.

    https://www.everquest.com/news/march-2016-patch-preview
  3. Nadisia Augur

    Well , after small tests ...
    • before revamp, SK dots were uneffective.
    • after revamp, SK dots are still kinda uneffective ... but do cost a lot more mana
    [IMG]

    Chaining lifetaps is still the way to go imho.
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  4. Cosmoe New Member

    If the reason for this revamp was to get us to stop using them, it worked for me.
  5. Tatanka Augur

    Three words: GoM ;)

    Have your mana-piggiest, heaviest hitting DoT memmed, and when you hear the GoM chime, cast the DoT. That's what I do with my big druid DoT. It works pretty good.
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  6. Drakang Augur

    They all are mana pigs now. DPS is a boost but not massive. But for mana usage feel like a shaman without canni watching my mana bar plummet. Can we get the nerf to Though leech undone?
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  7. Soulblaze New Member

    Imagine being a Wizard when your 3 Force AA nukes started using mana when they were free prior....
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  8. Tappin Augur

    Did any SK actually stack dots? They gone from useless to absolutely useless.
  9. Angahran Augur

    I fixed it for you :p
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  10. kizant Augur

    Except when that happened our AA nukes didn't triple in damage. SKs got a strong upgrade and they're just pretending or too dumb to know better.
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  11. mallakhi New Member

    SK's have dots?
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  12. Genior New Member


    I am not sure past something like lvl 100 , any SK that tanks hopefully isn't wasting Gem space on dots.. I guess technically the debuffs we use are tied into dots maybe? /shrug
  13. Runzen Lorekeeper

    welcome to the mana suck club …. /bows to druids
  14. Ouklaol New Member

    well Compared to how the dots were before, pretty useless but atleast a small amount of damage, compared to now it takes me 30-50% mana to solo 1 undead orc in the rygorr mines, before i could pretty much do it all day with my dots and everything i didnt notice a huge damage increase from the dot damage and im at around 47k aa atm, with that being said and no offense to mods or anyone else in here DID you drink out of the toilet bowl when you figured the extreme mana cost on sk spells post nerf was worth it?? personally im hoping that you would take a look and reduce that cost, its simply too costly compared to the damage done over time loosing 50% mana on a blue mob from just using 4 dots and some taps to keep myself alive without a merc is just LAME af IMHO!
  15. Deux Augur

    Necro dots are just fine...please remove the "Necro DoT revamp" thread and this issue from the dev to do list...really we're fine. Please fine tune druid dots they need love.....
  16. ArtremasEQ Elder

    Dummy tests.
    40-50k dps ish solo, 150kdps-ish with Burn discs running (solo). for 3 Dots. (No Snare, no Bond)
    Better with appropriate ADPS of coure

    Dots are now actually usefull for some situations. On Raids however, still prevented by mob max debuff limits, so /meh.

    Bond remains worthless, with a huge mana increase, a Nerf to total returned Health, so yeah, dustbin for it still.
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  17. Mazame Augur

    Look at Ranger / Druids / Beastlord dot mana cost then maybe we can talk ..
  18. German Elder

    Don't worry next patch SKs get Focused Paragon.
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  19. kmbsjb New Member

    man, did not expect it to be such a drastic change to the mana cost! Looks like GoM will be the only way i cast dots, cant afford it any other way now.
  20. Andarriel Augur

    I cant wait til the redo necro dots and they all rage quit. you guys been warned :)~

    Andarriel

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