Few updates--potentially not on the upcoming PTR:
1) Not going forward with the Водоворот
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 Цепная молния
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 Землетрясение
damage. This should be a clear net buff to steady Атака по области
can be used well (which is not every Атака по области
situation). It may not completely cause Earthquake to surpass Цепная молния
, but it is a big step in that direction. We'll likely tweak numbers further to balance all these concerns/goals. Namely:
--Helping out Землетрясение
--Not causing a large buff to Атака по области
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 Удар духов стихий
's own damage to mostly cancel out the reduction to the stat buff, as discussed earlier.
3) Buffing Frost Shock in parallel with Земной шок
. We still need to look into Ледяной шок
interactions with the 7.3 set bonus if we go forward with that bonus.