While our pets will have reduction of cost, we are being hit on at least 2 fronts.
Edited by maboleth on October 1, 2018 11:18PM
1. With removal of 3rd bar, we will lose much needed slots. Currently we have 6 slots for skills and another 3 with overload bar, while 6 slots are reserved for pets in total. Removal of 3rd bar severely limits our skill usage and buffs that sorcs need to survive, help others and be viable in fights.
2. Our shield is primary a Conjured ward. With the incoming nerf, we will not be able to shield ourselves and our pets, wasting time and resources on recasting. Since Matriarch is our primary healing, we'll lose healing too as the shield will not be enough to keep her alive as much.
I'm all for changes and skill refreshments, finding new ways of playing, but I fail to see how we'll accomplish anything with these two limitations.
I play pet sorc in BGs and Cyrodiil. Quite well to be honest. It's a bit atypical on the first sight, but it's rewarding, diverse and fun. And it is possible to be both viable and successful in BGs. Again, with the incoming changes I fail to see how will I manage to keep her alive (especially pets).