Luciandk wrote:Its reduced to 77 damage to backrow pets for my HP Kovok. A brutal nerf for sure, but Im sure few will argue it was unwarranted, the ability was just too good.
Poofah wrote:Luciandk wrote:Its reduced to 77 damage to backrow pets for my HP Kovok. A brutal nerf for sure, but Im sure few will argue it was unwarranted, the ability was just too good.
It's definitely unwarranted -- the damage is cut in half. Pheromones was obviously strong, but instead of trying to find a fair and playable version of Pheromones, they simply gutted it. It's the same as FFF -- instead of trying to find a fair version of Supercharge+Wind-Up, they took it away entirely.
A good way to balance is to add strong and interesting new abilities, then scale them back incrementally if they prove to be too strong. A bad way to balance is to make huge kneejerk nerfs when people complain after only a few weeks. A 50% nerf is never a good nerf -- it means they were either wrong about the power level of Pheromones by a factor of 2 when they released it, or else they are overnerfing it now. The truth is somewhere in the middle, but now we'll never know because Pheromones got FFF'd up.
Luciandk wrote:Pheromones is not a powerhouse more, but it still deals easy damage for the effort. But now you pretty much need Call Lightning roll extra damage on Pheromones ticks, as well to remove Sandstorm which will shut it down entirely. Pheromones was warping the metagame, just too strong and prevalent, and now reduced in power. It can be something to build around without it overpowering everything else. The nerf was warranted.
Luciandk wrote:Start with debuffing the target with an ability like Wild Magic or Black Claw, before you swap in Murkalot. Having him RIing in the Valkyr to Haunt the target. As it appears, the damage debuffs is first added to Haunt, then the whole thing is doubled by Righteous Inspiration.
Weegie wrote:Wish it would of only been a pvp nerf, soO easy leveling pets/alts there by lucky yi with kovok.
Thats cause blizzard doesnt care enough for pet battles - same with the beast of fables pets as soon as they noticed how easy they can be done by skilled pet battlers they slapped the "only 50% dmg debuff" on them wich hurts the casuals more then the skilled pet battlers...Poofah wrote:It's the same as FFF -- instead of trying to find a fair version of Supercharge+Wind-Up, they took it away entirely.
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