I know you two have a lot on your plate concerning Aetolia devlopment, content releases and a slew of everything else, which is kinda why I made this thread.
I had an idea for Shamans that would take a lot of work to implement and couldn't possibly be done through classleads. I'd appreciate it either of you just took a glance at my proposal, and pending your approval, tenative as it may or may not be if any, I could go to work trying to flesh it out. I'll try to keep it as short as possible.
Problem: Vinethorn route is just unhealthy in every aspect. If you stay and try to fight, you're either going to have to constantly get balance knocked pulling the thorns out. If you don't pull the thorns out you'll get wrecked by strangle, provided you don't hold your breath which is its own issue. If you're not tanky enough you just get rolled in a really unfun way, which means you're left with two options. Run away, or stand there and not fight while diagnosing the loki away and pulling the thorns out until your opponent gets bored.
I feel like this alternate route has incredible potential and can open up an alternative playstyle for Shamans. For starters, the following abilities will need adjustments: Claw fetish, boosted leafstorm, boosted vinelash, maybe the bear familiar, strangle, and Vinethorns (from boosted vinelash).
Concept: Shamans split their staff in half, dual wielding vine whips. Their primary attack would be a loki DSL (obviously speed/damage would need tweaking). Vinethorns sticking to the target would somehow be dependent upon loki delivery, and sticking them would come through whatever new mechanic the claw fetish would implement. The endgame is to stick X amount of vinethorns in them, and strangle them to death, as it presently is. However, the Vinethorns would act as lighting rods and you can electrocute your target to death with usage of Boosted Stormbolt while you're strangling. Omen wouldn't be usable while the staff is split, and other penalties/restrictions may occur as well.
Things that need to go: Balance knock when removing vinethorns from the body, however it may be. The run or die if you can't tank it gameplay. Finally, the "I'll just stand here and do nothing until they get bored." gameplay.
Thank you for your time and feedback.
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