Many of you have noticed that we have once again declined to implement the approved reports for non-Rituos Praenomen in this liaison round. I wanted to go ahead and reassure you that we're not spurning vampires by sharing some details of our mechanical revamp of the Sanguis skill.
The two essential aspects of Praenomen combat will be the minion and Frenzy, though Swordplay does remain an option for supplemental affliction. Rather than adhering to the same few minion types, vampires will now be able to resurrect a wide variety of Aetolia's mobs for use as violent pets. By using empowerment abilities to strengthen and modify their next frenzy and
similar mechanics to empower the minion's next attack, Praenomen will wield very flexible, easily modifiable offenses. For additional strategic choices, mutate the minion itself into one of several awful visages to change their default attacks, too. Two new afflictions and a gruesome finisher-style ability will expand kill-route flexibility.
I'm really excited about our possibilities here. @Valdus
(with help from @Razmael
and all our volunteers) has designed a great set of abilities. I'll be finishing the implementation pretty soon, and I'll be sure to update you all when we send it for a quick test and balance session. Feel free to ask your questions here, but please understand that I won't be getting into numbers just yet. A lot can change in a short period of time.
You say to Slyphe, "You're so freaking smart."
"^," Slyphe agrees with you.