Your argument makes no sense. Ignoring the many Maluses of the melee archer guy, he also doesn't get the +6% casting speed, damage, mana efficiency and Duration of the Titled Arcane caster. Not to mention all the other +spell bonuses a pure mage will get that a melee archer guy will get.Bring a melee archer to meet my mage and we'll have a sacred missile contest and see how it goes. Even WITHOUT the Arcane Title.The crafters in my clan are pissed with this Cursed bolt change. They've invested a LOT of training and meditation into Necromancy, only to suddenly find that they're now using the worst bolt in the game, by far, for those who have all crafting titles. Keep going in this direction and half our clan will quit. I'm not saying it's the wrong direction, since different gamers like different things... but don't think that this is a positive change for ALL gamers, because it absolutely is not.
its 12% not 30% I posted that pretty in depth thread a few months ago about this.
Quote from: Ivar_theBoneless on June 16, 2018, 08:01:44 am its 12% not 30% I posted that pretty in depth thread a few months ago about this.It's not even close to 12%.Damage: 6% for title + 3% for scholar + 4% for potent = 13%Speed: 6% for title + 3% for scholar + 4% for Quick Cast = 13%.Since they are multiplicative (confirmed by Ub3r) the total DPS boost is 1.13^2 = 28%28% DPS boost PLUS mana efficiency and duration.Yes, it really is THAT bad already for people who aren't titled. It doesn't need to get any worse, which is exactly what you're all pumping hard for.,
Also, bonuses from Titles ARE multiplicative with bonuses from Gear.So... 13% dmg from title times 15% from Exarch set and it becomes scary.(for those curious, it's a 68,8% DPS boost vs nakeds)
As a Water mage I can tell you. Water isn't that bad but water sigs are weak. The r90 casts much faster, has a knock up. All of the spells do 40% damage. It is a short range school with a good ray and a good 90. The 50 also causes a small knock up. The signatures need to be buffed.
Where do they say it's multiplicative? I'm pretty sure all bonuses are added (+) together before they hit the damage multiplier not multiplied (X) and then applied toward the damage.
and you should be encouraging people to take a least one combat title, it's a PVP Conquest game
@Wyverex If you're not "releasing all spells as soon as they are done loading" in close combat you've already lost. (With some exceptions of course)