Originally Posted by The Godplayer
shadow word: pure damage??? no thats just...no.
also why the hell are you comparing it with purification????? /dissapoint
Well, they are basically both heal/damage spells.
Only Purification is superior in my opinion by far.
I really don't know with which skill should I compare it to.
But then again, I'm a fucktard of a special kind so I'm not surprised if I said something stupid. >_>
Originally Posted by Fazy
Wait, I haven't seen that PURE text there. That's absurd. 400 damage nuke? Are you sure? Go back to magical, please.
It's not a nuke, it's a DOT skill.
1000 burst damage >>>>> 1 damage/second for 1000 seconds (this is just a wild example to make it easier to understand what am I trying to say).
Originally Posted by Toad of Death
Well that would be done with the goal of buffing his early game...so it would actually be worse than inner vitality later on.
Actually yeah when you think about it it seems to really fit with raw numbers, it's just I really like the idea of percentage-based heal that is based of raw heal that is in a way different from other heals in the game atm.
I love skills with % concept in them, but I don't think that this is for him.
Even though your is not that bad idea, it simply isn't fitting since it would make him ether too strong or too weak.
Originally Posted by doomed2die
Why not make Shadow Word AoE around the target?
If targets an enemy, deals damage in an AoE around the enemy.
If target an ally, it heals in an AoE around the ally.
Still weaker than death pulse's spam heal/damage 2fer1 mechanisms IMO but it's more useful now that way. Just nerf it to magic damage. Great synergy with Fatal bonds now and you can actually make use of the heal for more than 1 person at a time, thus making the cooldown (15 secs as of now, I approve
) less inhibiting.
AoE is a good idea.
Maybe make it into an AoE skill (would balance the numbers of course)?
I don't know why are people that afraid of pure damage.
At least on Warlock.
I understand that it would be OP as hell for Lina to have pure damage spells, for example, but I don't understand it for him.
SW is a pretty crappy skill worth having only early game, and even then lacks in one way or another compared to some other skills.