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Stone Form now needs looking at

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mervyn, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Mervyn

    Mervyn Babbling Loonie
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    Jul 25, 2009
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    As a mystic mage myself I think stone form needs looking at.

    With the new reforged armour and the ever more powerful shame jewelry and artifacts it's now relatively easy to make a mystic mage with FC 4/6 without sacrificing other mods.

    Currently, with FC4/6, in stone form you can maintain the full casting speed of FC 2/6 for a mystic mage, the spell takes very little mana and is very quick to cast and like all buffs is not easy to purge.

    Lets consider a few things:

    When stone form was introduced it was not as easy to get FC 4/6.
    When stone form was introduced there was a 'forced walk' which for some reason has since been removed.

    I don't believe stone form was particularly overpowered when it was first released however now i think it is. I believe that stone form should limit the faster casting to 0 much like protection does to bring the spell back onto a level playing field.

    #1 Mervyn, Nov 25, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2013
  2. Lord Kotan

    Lord Kotan Slightly Crazed
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    May 16, 2008
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    I think it's fine? You are not mounted, and I'm pretty sure I run a lot slower when in stone form
    Lord Frodo and kaio like this.
  3. CovenantX

    CovenantX Crazed Zealot
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    Sep 9, 2009
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    The only thing wrong with Stoneform is the fact you can use Protection with it, that's all.

    Said it from damn near day 1 of SA, still hasn't been fixed, it's probably not going to be....

    I guess Grinders... are fun.. or something.
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  4. Goldberg-Chessy

    Goldberg-Chessy Crazed Zealot
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    Dec 27, 2004
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    Are you confusing powerful with overly defensive? They are 2 quite different things.

    Are you dying 1 vs 1 to people in stone form? Ouch, I feel bad for you bro :(
    The Zog historian likes this.
  5. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 25, 2010
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    I think you could have stopped at "1 vs 1." :)
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  6. kaio

    kaio Lore Keeper
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    Dec 2, 2008
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    With the amount of dismount ganks, i see on a daily basis. I think that stoneform is a good alternative to ninjutsu's animal forms, even if they have full casting speed.
    Maby its time to revive the old debate wether purge magic, should by a mystic spell or not ? I still think it should be a mage spell, and that purge magic should be able to remove animal form from players.
    Just my 2 cent.