Few updates--potentially not on the upcoming PTR:
1) Not going forward with the Maelström
generation change. It's generally way too much disruption and potentially new problems introduced for something that's meant to be a somewhat minor set of changes in this patch. Given all the feedback that was concerned about the slowdown it would cause on 2-3 targets, it's okay to leave Chaîne d’éclairs
generating resource so quickly on 5 targets--it's a less bad problem overall, and also what people are already used to on live.
Reverting the Maelstrom change is also effectively a further buff to Séisme
damage. This should be a clear net buff to steady Dégâts de zone
can be used well (which is not every Dégâts de zone
situation). It may not completely cause Earthquake to surpass Chaîne d’éclairs
, but it is a big step in that direction. We'll likely tweak numbers further to balance all these concerns/goals. Namely:
--Helping out Séisme
--Not causing a large buff to Dégâts de zone
damage in steady Earthquake-friendly situations
--Not causing a large nerf to Chain Lightning-only burst (which is a strength that Elemental is used to in Legion)
2) Slightly buffing Explosion élémentaire
's own damage to mostly cancel out the reduction to the stat buff, as discussed earlier.
3) Buffing Frost Shock in parallel with Horion de terre
. We still need to look into Horion de givre
interactions with the 7.3 set bonus if we go forward with that bonus.