Poison Barrage

Started by D3ViL

D3ViL

I made this character with necro in mind and geared him in full necro armor. Extra DV damage is nice but I was most excited about PB. It is underwhelming given its high mana cost of 150. I think simply lowering the mana cost to 15 or 20 would make it a viable alternative to CS/EF and people will consider the necro path over just going with the elem meta.

Steve

^ thank god. its useless right now in most situations. spamming it doesnt really extrapolate the damage like youd expect.. just feels so weak atm

Zangulas

Still useless and too expensive to cast.

Steve

^ literally useless in most PVE situations. has some use in pvp but not really- not when other mass target spells that cost 15 mana can do 5x as much damage per mob per round….

Zangulas

If they changed this spell into an evil version of WOG, I'd pay 100 mana for that, even if it only did slightly more damage than cold snap in HC. I’ve tried using it a few times but when I’m doing 3-5K AOE with my other spells the 50-200 damage that this spell generates just doesn’t cut it. I’ve heard people say that it’s good for long boss fights with poison counters, but I can’t think of a boss fight that I would use this over DV.

I guess I get it, they couldn’t give Necro something good because they already have the highest damage spell in the game and they did just upgrade all their summon spells which have made Necros even stronger. Even if they dropped this spell to 5 mana, I don’t think I’ll find myself using it. Maybe it’s really good for solo players? Mass Heal and Summon Elemental are game changers, I don’t understand how this became a prestige spell. The only reason to prestige Necro for a stronger DV, while PB will remain a novelty spell to have for the completionist.

Maybe they plan to make a new dungeon full of flower creatures that are highly weak to poison in the near future? =P

Steve

yeah or even if they backloaded the dmg to be in the upcoming 2-3 rounds but make it maybe 100% more powerful than it is now. im cool with a few hundo upfront and maybe stacking 2k psn a round on the backend would be cool.. even if it did overall less dmg than the current stuff- the backend stack of venom is fun!