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#1 Mar 18 2011 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
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The tooltip for this power states that after a successful critical hit, the next melee ability will hit 30% harder. Sounds like a great deal. What it doesn't say is that it only works on shaman powers.

This is a deep power on the tree, it's hard to get without specing heavy shaman, and it gives a damage boost roughly equal to 30% of your critical hit chance, and that only on melee abilities, which even on a well geared character doesn't get THAT high.

While I would settle for a fix in the tooltip, I would much rather that it worked for ALL melee abilities. While anyone playing a pure shaman gets the full benefit of this ability, those who attempt to combine shaman with other souls will be shortchanged.

The entire point of Rift's multiple soul system is to create your own unique combination of souls, if only some combinations per calling work, it severely limits the game.
#2 Mar 18 2011 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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While I happen to like very open systems, I can understand why they've done this to several things (like justicar's heals, etc) in the melee classes.

When you look at the other trees, they mostly buff their specific damage types. Nightblade mostly benefits death and fire damage, most of the mage classes only boost their primary damage types, sabs can only really jack up their bomb/charge damage, etc.

If every tree could buff any other tree's damage by a % it could potentially get out of control.

Champions Online PvP is a great example of what goes wrong in a completely open system with absolutely insane burst damage due to universal % buffs and the ability to take virtually any combination of powers (nearly classless system).

Also, this likely belongs in the Callings discussion forum.
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#3 Mar 18 2011 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
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SwiftAusterity wrote:

Champions Online PvP
I thought that was what we called Rift PvP.

zing!

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 2:54pm by KTurner
#4 Mar 20 2011 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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KTurner wrote:
SwiftAusterity wrote:

Champions Online PvP
I thought that was what we called Rift PvP.

zing!

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 2:54pm by KTurner



I've never been hit once for 50 times my max health in Rift PvP yet ;)
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#5 Mar 20 2011 at 1:59 PM Rating: Good
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Face a champion and it might happen!
#6 Mar 21 2011 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
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KTurner wrote:
Face a champion puro fulminate crit and it might happen!


FTFY ;D
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