all this necrolyte rage reminds me of pit lord rage way back when.
if this keeps up, necrolyte will be remade as pit lord was.
tbh, pitlord was MASSIVELY overpowered and i'm glad they remade him. i was never bad with pitlord. but once upon a time i was bad with necrolyte. also, i don't think necrolyte is overpowered or underpowered but he's just fine.
so i think all this raging is unnecessary. please guys, let's stop raging about how 'bad' the hero is. at the worst, let's complain a bit about how he could use some minor tweaking here or there to make it so he's strong with various skill/item builds, instead of being much like plancer who is mostly only good with one skill/item build, let's make him more flexible like heroes such as vengeful spirit and beastmaster and slark.
Originally Posted by pilz
Get rid of the useless mana recovery spell. So retarded.
All it does is tell you in theory you get your mana back when you use the nuke/heal, while practically it is useless and you need manareg anyways. Just remake that into something useful.
i disagree, since as i stated, you guys are not using the proper item/skill builds. this is why people are complaining. people catch on pretty quick as for how to play plancer but for necrolyte for some reason they refuse to listen for how to play him anymore. i guess it's because for a long time, bloodstone was boss on him, but he's had a lot of balance changes since then, and force staff was introduced for his sake and the item simply has not caught on fast enough, and even when players do get it, they might not get that dagon as an extension.
let me spell it out for you. bloodstone is not for necrolyte anymore. you don't need a single mana regen item for necrolyte. arcane boots is optional(but absolutely not required nor frowned upon nor recommended), but it isn't a mana regen item, but a mana restoration item. there's a difference. his passive is mana restoration, not regeneration. he doesn't need mana regeneration at all because it doesn't synergize with his skills whatsoever.
blood stone is expensive anyways. it would take a while to farm up. for less than half the price, you can have force staff, which increases your mana restoration capabilities by increasing your attack damage by 20 and your attack speed by 10. it also helps you to get in range for your nuke and your ultimate.
furthermore, you can get a dagon to more quickly eliminate enemies, this is useful in teamfights so that you aren't overly dependent on your heartstopper aura. for example, if there was any pressure at all for teamfights to be faster, like tiny is in the game, who can one-shot heroes, dagon would basically be mandatory because you can't expect tiny(and heroes like him) to take any meaningful amount of damage in just a few seconds.