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I think the chain range has been nerfed a bit too much.

Astatine
Mar 10, 2019 02:06:38 AM

Feels pretty bad. I wish instead of reducing chain distance, they should have reduced total distance from the original cast location.

One of the side effects of the lower chain distance is that it's possible for a high hp rare mob to "tank" your Arc and stop it from hitting any stragglers that are just a bit too far.

Revnaut
Mar 11, 2019 03:36:17 AM

I don't think the range nerf was necessary. Arc feels very clunky to use now. More often than not, I am unable to clear a single white pack that is on-screen without re-casting Arc several times to finish off rascals that took a few steps.

Storm Burst, Divine Ire, and Ball Lightning all feel strong, and are fun to use. Arc is now frustrating instead of fun, because there's a chance that a mob or two goes completely untouched. I am then faced with two decisions: waste time to finish off a few stragglers, or ignore my OCD that demands I kill everything. Both feel bad.

With most other skills, if I fail to meet my expected clearing speed, it's my fault. The Arc range nerf puts that out of my control.

Ladril
Mar 13, 2019 00:52:53 AM

Arc was my favourite skill and I usually only made a char based on that.

This distance modifier made it pretty much a hassle to use, with so many ranged enemies completely unaffected by the attacks that need to be taken down one at a time because the skill could not reach them.

I am a casual player of PoE so I don't really know all the ways the skill could be abused, but the new distance limit killed the game for me.

I'm trying a trapper now but I don't like the mechanics of that, I really miss Arc.

desrocchi
Mar 13, 2019 16:42:40 PM

Maybe the chain distance should be like the damage - high at first and falling away with each chain.

Astatine
Mar 15, 2019 05:44:34 AM

I like the idea of damage fall off rather than a chain distance nerf.

I say that because for some reason winter orb will target destructables while storm brand doesn't, so I keep arc on me to destroy vases/crates, etc. For me it just adds for tedium to the game. I know this is a fairly minor point in the grand scheme of things, but that's my two cents.

Echodamus
Mar 15, 2019 17:52:30 PM

The jump distance nerf was overkill, and made Arc downright irritating to play.

I'm not a fan of this "ignore overpowered skills for multiple leagues, then nuke them from orbit" approach.

Balance should be an iterative process, not a flavor of the month thing where you're an idiot if you don't play X skill GGG decided is going to be overpowered this time around.

Lothrik
Mar 24, 2019 19:02:26 PM

Can anyone tell me, how the new arc's bounce nerf works vs Atziri clones? Does it jump from one clone to another or not now?

allrandom2
Apr 03, 2019 14:56:05 PM

I don't particularly care about skill balance, so that's not my focus.

The post-nerf Arc isn't fun. I spent time with the new skills this league, and nothing grabbed my attention.

Sorry GGG, but I think I'll hold off on purchasing any more MTX or supporter packs until this nerf is reverted. (not that I expect you to do so)

KilenWoods
Apr 09, 2019 00:41:28 AM

The jump range nerf really was overkill. I expected it to flat-out ruin the skill and was proven right when I tried it. I assume it's better once you're in maps with higher pack density and Spell Echo. While leveling, though, it's the purest form of cancer. It's not uncommon to need four casts to kill a small pack of enemies when one cast would have killed them all pre-nerf.

GGG, when you straight-up fuck a skill like this, please have the fucking scale with levels. Extra jump range while leveling makes the skill feel playable.

Jennik
Apr 12, 2019 17:47:19 PM
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