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Damsel
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Jan 24 2022 11:09am
I would like to theorize on what will happen build-wise to the summoner/fishymancer.

Will mage be viable or still useless.
Will bone armor's synergies still be primary or not?
Is thorn on Iron Golem better or just worse now?

Thank you.
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Jan 24 2022 11:10am
mage buff numbers looked pretty nice imo
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Jan 24 2022 11:11am
think still shit cuz damage still low and frost mages rip corps
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Jan 24 2022 11:20am
Quote (Trainhard @ Jan 24 2022 06:11pm)
think still shit cuz damage still low and frost mages rip corps



This

IG will stay meta

This post was edited by Impy on Jan 24 2022 11:21am
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Jan 24 2022 11:22am
While the Poison Mages are pretty alright (insane amounts of buff compared to before; other than you can't poison something for 10 minutes while you get a beer) and the others are buffed; you have to compare to Poison + Summoner.

60 PNova, 20 Skeleton, 20-ish single points to skill LR, Revives, and Summon Resist. Your skeletons end up doing maybe half damage compared to a 20 SM build, but you gain 6+K poison damage on everything on the screen. Anyone can tell you that most of your damage as a pure summoner comes from the Merc and CE. By halving your Skeleton's damage but gaining screen-wide poison damage you get to keep a ridiculous meat shield for you/your merc while having great kill speed. Mages might be more fun than they were for leveling; but they don't help the issue summoners have: Spread out damage or tight areas.

IMO, it makes mages more fun if you skill them, but you'll still likely only be using them for decoration or meat shields; or possibly to apply chill.
NOTE: With decent (not godly) gear; you'll still have 15+ in SM and 15+ in Mages with only 1 hard point.

This post was edited by CyborgBipBoop on Jan 24 2022 11:23am
babun1024
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Jan 24 2022 11:25am
I see only one difference. Sinking the superfluous points into bone armor makes more sense for a summoner now. You can become tankier for your telestomps.
Damsel
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Jan 24 2022 11:30am
I'm really eager to know what the final calculations will be but I suspect that 1 point in mages and Bone armor will remain the norm.

Mercenary wise, what do you guys think will happen for the summonmancer?

Might + Infinity For CE Damage will still be the best?

This post was edited by Damsel on Jan 24 2022 11:31am
m_bm123
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Jan 24 2022 11:32am
Are offensive auras added to mages damage?
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Quote (m_bm123 @ Jan 24 2022 12:32pm)
Are offensive auras added to mages damage?


lol, no. only infinity(conviction) would help them.
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Quote (C4NTWO @ Jan 24 2022 08:14pm)
lol, no. only infinity(conviction) would help them.


ah shoot, literally.

but can you still tripple fire aura + merc infy for the skeletons? they would do nice damage
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