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proposal to balance zergballs: no-cap offensive support ability as a Caltrops synergy
Need a way to make zergballs (stack & AoE) much less attractive in AvA. ZOS says zergballing is a valid tactic. But the tactic is part of the stacking meta and has no downsides that anyone is willing to communicate.
A new Support skill acquired early to be used via enough players at once to burst down a zergball that hit a Caltrops trap.
o targets a player at first
o has no AoE cap or cast time
o 28m range
o affects other targets in a short radius (3m)
o causes only burst damage
o Doesn’t count as a projectile
o could be a set of daedric spears thrust from the ground underneath the targeted player. This animation could be reused from the recent arena content.
The zergball would have to avoid Caltrops OR split up substantially via dodge roll to avoid causing damage to the rest of the zergball.
Please leave out discussion on AoE caps as that topic ruins any discussion about alternatives and gets players nowhere with Zenimax.