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Buff Blade Spirits

Discussion in 'UHall' started by PlayerSkillFTW, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. PlayerSkillFTW

    PlayerSkillFTW Lore Master
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    Seriously, they suck. They take 6 seconds to cast, use up 2 Control Slots, and can die even to a Frost Troll. This is a far cry from what they used to be pre-AoS.

    Reduce them to 1 Control Slot, and either...
    A) Reduce their cast time or
    B) Give them back their Greater Poison ability or
    C) Both

    No reason to use BS at all anymore, especially considering they take the same control slots as an EV, take longer to cast than an EV, and EVs are no longer limited to only having 5 in a 5v5 radius.
    Hell, i remember when EVs could DP, Curse and Mana Drain with their hits.
     
  2. Slayvite

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    I remember using BS to level parry to 120 :)
    oh and to get those pure black sandles off the NPC back when only a few of us knew how ;)
     
  3. StealYourFace

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    I agree! The only character I use a blade spirit for anymore is my miner to kill those random Erin's or skeletons.
     
  4. StealYourFace

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    Etins not Erin's . Friggen auto correct!!
     
  5. Nexus

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    Yea, I remember pre-AoS you could take a newbie dexxer and work weapons skill, parry, and tactics all at the same time. I usually carried a big stack of bandages while doing it and train healing and anatomy while beating on Blade Spirits.
     
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  6. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Bring back Enticement, make shopkeepers not invulnerable anymore.
     
  7. Nexus

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    I remember not long after UO:R people were using Enticement to lure NPC Jewlers wearing Pure Black Sandals out to where they could attack them without another NPC near by to call guards in Trammel. Was a fun time to have a stealther since they'd turn grey when they looted the corpse and you could loot them after you called Guards.
     
  8. Uriah Heep

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    Yeah it seems like the mages need a bit of love now. Time to revisit a lot of the spells to make them useful again, and BS is one of those for sure.
    And when I say give the mages some love, I'm not talking about adding some "mastery" or whatever, just make the basic mage have a reason to log in again, other than to heal GDs.
     
  9. Nyses

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    Ya, Blade spirits are also, basically instantly dispelled against any casters. So, even more useless.
     
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  10. HoneythornGump

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    Ettins not etins.:D