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The new 'improved' stranglers

pklemming
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Mythic Items
Thrassian Stranglers:
Reduced the Weapon and Spell Damage per stack to 17, down from 40.
This set no longer causes you to take 1% more damage per stack, or decreases your healing taken by 1% per stack.
This set now causes you to lose 120 Maximum Health for every stack you have. The maximum stack count stays at 50, resulting in the final stats to be 850 Weapon and Spell Damage, -6000 Health, and -50% shield efficacy.
Increased the duration of the stacks to 1 hour, up from 10 minutes, to better cement the quasi-permanent permanency.

How utterly useless. I can't really think of anything else to say...
  • Red_Feather
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    If it can stealth it could be useful for making a glass cannon in cyrodiil.
  • Kolzki
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    Is that 6k health before or after CP and buffs?
  • Eleguak
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    Basically, yeah. I can't think of a single way to work this set into any build with this.

    Just to run it you'd haveta give up the classic 5/5/2 item set ratio from before mythic items (not including a backbared weapon set), and even at max stacks it's... not worth running for that...? I mean, you can't even allocate your stat points into health to lowkey make up the cost so you won't be one shot as a dps (I know some dps really skirt the line of min health even after food buffs).

    So is this just a tanking set now, so tanks can do some more damage, after speccing mostly into health/armor? Or... what?

    I mean the health thing MIGHT work with a bigger weapon/spell damage pay out, but as it is, this isn't worth anything to even use. Just run a full item set instead of using a mythic item set that I thought were supposed to mix up build variety.
  • Shadesofkin
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    I took one look at this and said "Oh dip!" because the second I saw the 850 I knew it's now junk...there is zero reason to keep this outside of some funky pug tank builds.
    @shadesofkin -NA Server.
    Tier 2 Player.
    If you run in Trials and you wonder why you're not doing the sorts of damage you see on youtube videos and on forums, but you reject advice based on extensive testing, claiming "I don't agree" you're the toxic one.
  • Pyvos
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    Seriously, all they have to do is nerf the damage bonus you get. That's it. Job done.
  • Red_Feather
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    I don't understand.. they said they didn't want everyone in a trial using it. So they made it 10 minutes and 50 stacks.. okay that makes sense, unless you have each member, out in the zone killing mobs to keep the stacks and then port in, the odds of all DPS doing this would be slim and it would result in only a couple if any DPS wanting to use it in the actual trial since they could pretty easily lose them all if they got no kill.

    Now.. 1h long, but still 50 stacks.. why? There isn't really anything stopping a whole trial from using it again.

    What a confusing mess.

    Honestly I think it'll only be used in trials now. :D
    It's not useful at all for BG/Cyrodiil/Overland if this goes through.


    Edited by Red_Feather on July 27, 2020 7:45PM
  • IonicKai
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    50 stacks alone was enough to mostly kill off this set so long as it kept the killing blow requirement. Now that the damage was gimped and you lose approx a third of your health (assuming you are near meta health for a DPS), it's just garbage. It is completely worthless and is all penalty no reward. There are too many hoops to jump through for such a small gain that you are better off betting on more consistent performance from other sets.
  • DUTCH_REAPER
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    why is this so difficult??? IT is SUPPOSED TO BE M Y T H I C!

    it was mythic when u first made it since then it is trash. either delete the set or reinstate it to its former glory.




  • TheDarkRuler
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    Raikiki wrote: »
    How about just delete this useless piece of Item?

    Lets make a statement by everone deleting your thrassian stragnlers once the update goes live. :D
  • Red_Feather
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    Raikiki wrote: »
    How about just delete this useless piece of Item?

    Lets make a statement by everone deleting your thrassian stragnlers once the update goes live. :D

    That would break me. I fished for so many many hours for leads.
  • phileunderx2
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    Glad I only farmed one set.
  • StamPlar_1976
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    Glad I only farmed one set.

    Glad I didn't farm it at all lol. I hope they keep their grubby hands off my malacath's.
  • Runefang
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    The change is only worth it if they remove killing blows as a requirement to gain stacks.
  • Red_Feather
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    Is this the last round of PTS testing.
    I get the feeling that a change on last round sticks regardless of how unpopular it was.
  • MellowMagic
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    I'm losing alot more then 6500hp too, it's around 8k at max stacks.
    PC / NA @MellowMagic
    Main:
    EP / Dëo / Imperial / Templar / Flawless Conqueror
    By the Divines...
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