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There should be an animate weapon unique that grants IIQ. It should be restricted to AW so it doesn't get abused. It could be restricted to white items too, as white weapons are crucial to this skill. I have more than 100% IIQ and I still struggle to get enough white weapons on maps that rolled with low quantity.

nucleus
Jun 16, 2019 17:53:11 PM

So I want to state I've never played Animate Weapon, however I might have a solution to a problem of not having weapons to animate on the ground.

I kind of came up with this idea after the recent Baeclast podcast on Blight League.

So instead of requiring a weapon on the ground 100% of the time, you re-animate a copy of the last used weapon. (Or from a random pool of all previously used weapons.)

So if I only animate one weapon, and try to recast the skill without another weapon targeted, it will re-animate a copy of the previous weapon (or a random one from previously used ones). (Overwriting any previous existing weapon due to maximum summon limit.). Thus I can have X copies of a single weapon used.

This helps with using unique weapons, if one wanted to do such a thing, so you can constantly refresh the duration of that weapon. So one might be able to use a single type of weapon for an entire zone (provided they don't leave the map?), as long as they can refresh the duration.

People actually using the skill might want to use multiple different types of weapons, or whatever they can find, so being able to refresh durations or re-use certain weapons will provide a big benefit.

This solution doesn't rely on buffing item quantity or is not dependent on item quantity being adjusted in the future. So nerfing drop rates will never heavily effect the skill being used. Animate Weapon has been clunky in this regard, and finding a way to change this for the future might be beneficial.

Hixxie
Sep 01, 2019 18:42:55 PM

Another league where AW is dead. Not supporting the game until you fix this skill.

bobogianna
Sep 04, 2019 03:29:28 AM

Another league where AW is dead. Not supporting the game until you fix this skill.

edit:
Heres thing you could do, add a mechanic where animated weapons return to being a white item once it dies or the duration runs out. with, lets say, a 20% chance and then allow us, through various means, to invest in this to a maximum of like 80%+ drop chance similar to a zombie or golem build.

Another would be to decrease the number of weapons and let us, like other summoner builds, to invest to increase the number of weapons and then add a vaal version where you instantly summon 50%+ of your maximum allowed animated weapons.

Or add a unique item that passively drops weapons you cant loot or otherwise interact with, or a skill gem that, like desecrate spawns "corpse weapons" so we wouldn't have to carry around a ton of weapons.

You might read this(or not) and say "they just want the OP chaos animate weapon from breach back" while I just want an alternative to spectres, zombies, skeles, golems and SRS - all of which have gone through radical changes, and been buffed in-line with most other skills through various means, while animate weapon is stuck in the past, almost like you want it to be this clunky niche build.

bobogianna
Sep 06, 2019 04:47:28 AM

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bobogianna wrote:

Heres thing you could do, add a mechanic where animated weapons return to being a white item once it dies or the duration runs out.


great idea my AW friend

nucleus
Sep 08, 2019 12:08:56 PM
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