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So yeah I rolled up a Embermage to test out the new lightning skills and here are my thoughts on it thus far. Lightning Storm
I like the concept of this skill, though because I am a experienced Embermage/Alchemist/Sorceress player I broke this skill by lvl 8. What I mean by that is the Lightning storm was pretty well one shoting all the trash mobs and cutting hero's/elites down within in seconds. Grell was a joke... tanked and killed him in 1-2 mins. I can give you a detailed lay out of my stats and gear when I fought Grell if you like? I think the main issue I have with it is that it builds charge so damn fast (without Charge Mastery) that once the charge bar is full one can just spam their main dps skill to hearts content. The damage output may need to be toned back just a wee bit more....however the insane damage I am doing with it is probably one part my high Foc and high +% to Electric/All Damage from gear. Thunder Locus
Only played around with this skill in the early lvls, I will have to respec and try it out a little bit later. It was another of my favorite skills from 'nilla so having extra locuses on each tier will be super happy fun time, when I spec into it ha. ArcBeam
I'll admit I like this skill just a wee bit too much, it was my main dps dealer for my vanilla embermage. I like the changes to this skill. It now functions the way I thought it should in 'nilla. <3's it really. Shock Bolts
I never really played around with this skill in 'nilla much but I was not a huge fan of the idea that the animation and general mechanics of it reminded me a little too much of 'the game that should not be named' sorceress Charged Bolt. With the new animation and spiffy artillery style deliverance. I am now quite the fan of this skill. I think I may even have this skill be my main dps dealer for this new Embermage.Shocking Orb
I don't know how to feel about this one, the changes made to it are quite drastic. One on hand I love it because it's like a Replusion Hex (My 2nd lvl 100 char in 'nilla was a Outlander ha) and other hand I kind of miss the slowly moving orbs of electric death. I might have to tinker with this skill some more and then report back.Prismatic Rift
I tried it out with a few points in it, did not notice it procing much (probably because I FP allot with this build) so I can not say much about it. I'll have to test it out some and report back.
Overall I like the reworking of the embermages lightning skill tab so far.
patch will be live soon
The initial missile will now do dps when it hits, so HITTING a monster will not result in a miss if the bolts scatter.
Shock bolts themselves have higher collision radius
Nooooo! I liked it as it was because it required a bit of skill to aim the missile so the splintering shock bolts would hit the target....who am I kidding? It was all about the SB spam off course! XD
Now has the correct description for the skill as well as tiers.
Tiers now have a 10,20,30% chance to stun for 3 seconds.
orb turns faster and shoots faster for each skill point invested.
Having the right description of the skill and its tiers lvls is always a good thing. I was wondering about that description to be honest. Also mmmm more stun, just what I wanted for this late winter. ;p Seriously can never have enough stun or imomb for a lightning mage!