Melee for War Mages

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Re: Melee for War Mages

Postby Bbbb » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:31 pm

EricM wrote:Yup yup though honestly, how often do you need to use staff attack as a wm? Feels like a low priority fix.


I use punch more than staff attack.
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Re: Staff Attack & New Raids

Postby CheMClarc » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:55 pm

EricM wrote:
MacDeamon wrote:Now we return to my original confusion... since it's physical damage, why doesn't melee affect the damage range?


I believe its a typo. A few updates ago, mage's staff attack was switched to do magic damage I believe. The flavor text is a bit confusing and wasn't completely changed.

Basically the staff attack is a magic attack. If you add a magic gem and check the parameters, you'll see it do more damage.

The staff attack's action type is Spell Attack which can be modified by increasing the magic attribute through gems and hero tokens. The one handed attack's action type is Physical Attack which can only be increased by the melee attribute.

Considering this is hella confusing and no real benefit to the War Mage using a one handed weapon. We have changed the one handed weapon attack action type to Spell Attack. War Mages that use a one handed weapon will now have their standard melee attack be a "Spell attack" which will be modified by their magic attribute. This will especially help when a War Mage is out of abilities and forced to use a regular attack in PvP. Please note that this ability will not change until our next update and will be in our patch notes.
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Re: Melee for War Mages

Postby CheMClarc » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:59 pm

Bbbb wrote:
EricM wrote:Yup yup though honestly, how often do you need to use staff attack as a wm? Feels like a low priority fix.


I use punch more than staff attack.

As for punching...well War Mages are pretty weak without their magic so enjoy the non-haymaker hits if you get that debuff on you! :lol:
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Re: Melee for War Mages

Postby Jumper » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:31 pm

Chem,

I can't wait for the change.... this will change my entire strategy next time I fist fight eric in the coliseum!!!! watch out eric! I'm coming to get you!
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Re: Staff Attack & New Raids

Postby Derpy_as_I_wanna_be » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:04 am

CheMClarc wrote:Considering this is hella confusing and no real benefit to the War Mage using a one handed weapon. We have changed the one handed weapon attack action type to Spell Attack. War Mages that use a one handed weapon will now have their standard melee attack be a "Spell attack" which will be modified by their magic attribute. This will especially help when a War Mage is out of abilities and forced to use a regular attack in PvP. Please note that this ability will not change until our next update and will be in our patch notes.

Ah, now this comes round to a suggestion I've had for a while: why not have a 1h staff weapon like a cudgel or rod or even a wand?
It seems silly for a mage to be using a blade, especially when the other classes cannot get staves.

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