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#1 Therion

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:54 AM

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  • Air Pocket: This skill no longer allows players to shadowstep out of water.
  • Cone of Cold: The healing gained from the this skill’s heal attribute has been increased from 480 to 780 at max level.
  • Earthquake: The responsiveness of skills used after this skill has been improved.
  • Fire Grab: This skill has had its attack angle increased.
  • Glyph of Renewal: This skill no longer resurrects dead allies; it only revives downed ones.
  • Lightning Touch: This skill has had its attack angle increased.
  • Magnetic Grasp: The responsiveness of skills used after this skill has been improved.
  • Ring of Earth: This skill now applies cripple.
  • Signets: All signets have been updated to function properly with the Earth Magic traits Written in Stone and Signet Mastery.
  • Downed State Updates
    • Discharge Lightning: This skill can now stack vulnerability up to 2 times.
    • Grasping Earth: This skill has been moved to skill 3 and given a 10 second recharge. Damage has been increased by 50%, and it bleeds enemies on every pulse. This skill can now be interrupted by other skills.
    • Vapor Form: This skill has been moved to skill 2, is instantly available upon being downed, and has a 20-second recharge.

Some nice changes, especially with vapor form. Nice to see they're listening.

#2 Rokkun

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

Loving all the other buffs but... Downed State Updates <3 <3 <3

BTW, I wonder if the mistform cooldown reduction bug has been fixed.

Edited by Rokkun, 23 October 2012 - 04:26 AM.


#3 Cyrkle

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:25 AM

View PostRokkun, on 23 October 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

Loving all the other buffs but... Downed State Updates <3 <3 <3

BTW, I wonder if the mistform cooldown reduction bug has been fixed.

Downed state is nice, very strong now.

Cooldown reduction is still bugged and it appears windborne dagger still isn't giving the 15% movespeed increase...zzz.

#4 Serim

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:26 AM

Mist form yes, so many tears shed in pure joy!

#5 Schwarzseher

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:55 AM

Now I can play my Elementalist again! Looks like A-Net listens to us.

#6 EatThisShoe

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

I thought shooting Air Pocket onto land was pretty cool =(

Other than that these are great changes. I haven't played much with them yet though, If Fire Grab, Lightning Whip and Magnetic Grasp are all working better then perhaps I will be playing D/D more. I didn't even realize there were any issues with Signet Mastery and Written in Stone.

Still hoping they can fix the stuck in animation on RtL. I'm hoping it's fixed on Magnetic Grasp but they could be referring to the bug where you would sometimes be completely immobile and unable to act even after the animation ended, which has happened to me a couple times.

I was having trouble cancelling Earthquake after the patch, but I only tried it once or twice in combat, so I'm not positive. Anybody else?

#7 Featherman

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

A happy day for all Eles!

Downed state is now on par with other classes with our 2 being an actual stall tactic instead of a janky immobilize.

#8 King Potato

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

Is GOR stil the same or did they change it ?

Thanks for listening Anet and changing our owned state.

#9 Rokkun

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

View PostFeatherman, on 23 October 2012 - 09:54 AM, said:

A happy day for all Eles!

Downed state is now on par with other classes with our 2 being an actual stall tactic instead of a janky immobilize.

it's better than the average interrupt, stomping with stability wont do them any good! Plus I find it nice that in places like the clocktower, you could vaporform down the stairs and the enemies actually have to leave the point they're capturing/defending just to stomp you.

#10 Via Shivan

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Best Helloween ever, WvW dowstate outside or on top of the keep = mistform go save/ get pickt up ^^

#11 Burrid

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

Ride the lightning is nerfed.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

View PostBurrid, on 23 October 2012 - 11:52 AM, said:

Ride the lightning is nerfed.

Means?

#13 Schwarzseher

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostVia Shivan, on 23 October 2012 - 12:18 PM, said:

Means?
You just fall down on ledges when you ride the lightning. No longer the fly path(so you just ride down and no longer arc). I believe this to be a bug rather then a nerf otherwise warriors would've got their leap skill "nerfed" as well for example.

#14 ultima

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

View PostTherion, on 23 October 2012 - 03:54 AM, said:

  • Elementalist
  • Earthquake: The responsiveness of skills used after this skill has been improved.

    • Vapor Form: This skill has been moved to skill 2, is instantly available upon being downed, and has a 20-second recharge.

YES   YES YES YES YES YES   YES   YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

#15 DaPala

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

View PostSchwarzseher, on 23 October 2012 - 12:43 PM, said:

You just fall down on ledges when you ride the lightning. No longer the fly path(so you just ride down and no longer arc). I believe this to be a bug rather then a nerf otherwise warriors would've got their leap skill "nerfed" as well for example.

Oh boi...it was already buggy as fck... if this persists it will be among the most useless skills there are ingame, you will get stuck on EVERYTHING :X

#16 MaximumSquid

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Air Pocket. . . my dark secret:


Fire grab is the most exciting thing on the list, but I'm skeptical until I actually see if it can hit someone who is running around you in circles

Seeing if I can kill a warrior when we both enter the downstate at the same time is also back on the block as it was previously impossible

#17 politesowter

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

I cannot wait to get home from work. These changes are the boss! Anet you have earn'd a +1 for listening :) No seriously thanks guys.

Ride the lightening is bugged as hell but I've gotten used to it. (stops miles short, locks you in animation, doesn't follow a path properly.. and now it goes down walls instead of arcing over the edge, man that could lead to some hilarious screenshots!

Either way, tonight is gonna be a good night to be an ELE :D

#18 Ravandyr

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

Guess we'll see alot of eles in sPvP now, I don't really mind with previous "buggy" RTL, I hope this "fix" won't make it worse..

Can I get an explanation of "The responsiveness of skills used after this skill has been improved"?

Cannot wait til I get back from work

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

Finally a change to our downed state. But mistform still doesn't benefit from the 20% cooldown reduction, this can't be that hard to fix.. and ride the lightning was nerfed, wtf? It now goes straight to the ground instead of arcing when used in the air. But guardians' and other "normal" charges can still go over gaps?!

The cripple on ring of earth is sweet though.

#20 Featherman

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

I've used RTL no prob in orr this morning, and that's saying something given the uneven terrain the obstacles. I didn't use it jump gaps though.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

Firegrab, while a bit better, still misses like hell though. :(

#22 Shadowrose

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:03 PM

wtf, why would they ninja nerf ride the lightning? I guess it's a bug because it wasn't even gamebreaking in pvp.

now it will be harder to climb stuff and just move around the world.

ps: gotta love how all the buffs are for the noob D/D builds.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Rtl catapults you towards the ground so hard now, that it might actively kill you Oo
I seriously hope this is a bug - otherwise this is serious crap, we could just jump over some gaps, things other gapclosers can still do...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostShadowrose, on 23 October 2012 - 03:03 PM, said:

noob D/D builds.

lulwot?

#25 Shadowrose

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

dunno lol, for some reason I hate anything that is D/D on an elementalist.

it seems to me they try so hard to do damage mashing all those buttons just to explode if someone looks at them.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

So anything you don't understand is noobish?

Wow what a mature attitude...

#27 Shadowrose

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Indeed, just let me be.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Vapor form duration was nerfed hard, more than half. Before you could run and dodge 2 times, now it ends after a single dodge. And it still gives the downed debuff :(

I really hope these weren't the "d/d and downed reworks that will come sometime in the future" the devs talked about.

#29 DaPala

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

View PostAetherMcLoud, on 23 October 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:

Vapor form duration was nerfed hard, more than half. Before you could run and dodge 2 times, now it ends after a single dodge. And it still gives the downed debuff :(

I really hope these weren't the "d/d and downed reworks that will come sometime in the future" the devs talked about.

That is a bug that happens sometimes, often you still get the 3sec.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

View PostShadowrose, on 23 October 2012 - 04:24 PM, said:

Indeed, just let me be.

being d/d has nothing to do with how squishy a class is. It is the build, not the weapons, that determine how useful the class is. If you are finding squishy noob dd eles that button mash, that is because they are squishy noobs, not because being dd requires you to be squishy. hint: it doesnt, and d/d can be extremely strong if it has a build that helps compliment it.

And i seriously hope they dont -rework- dd at all. It is a great weapon set that is underultilized by most of the community, because of the myriad of squishy/bad builds running around (which I suppose is true of most classes). Fixing buggy rtl, though........

Edited by stlfenix47, 23 October 2012 - 09:13 PM.





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