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The idea behind Sorcerer

Discussion in 'Class Discussion' started by IzalithSky, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. IzalithSky

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    WARNING: The discussion is purely philosophical.

    1. Obvious part
    Things we all know comes here. Feel free to skip this part.
    We might say that Sorcerer is class, focused on DPS.
    Sorc has abilities for dealing damage on all ranges (Prominence, Aura Bolt, Aura Flare) and all types (all two: single target and AoE, both targeted and untargeted).
    As price for that versatility in damage dealing the class lacks that sustainability Necro and SH have (Vampiric Claw, Cropse Life Drain, Body to Mind, Transfer Pain).
    In all that Sorc is much alike with Spellsinger.
    Also, the class has balanced stats.
    That's all good and stuff.

    2. Arguable part
    What is unclear to me is coming next.
    Let's assume developers intentionally planned classes to be equal. They did not, I know. Let's just pretend they did. Optimistically it's: each class is designed for specific stuff. Pessimistically: Everything is OP and broken. Truth is somewhere in between.
    Why Sorc only able to use one elment, fire ? Why Sorc got only one Vortex ?
    Why Sorc's repertoire is so narrow ?
    SpS can handle both water and holy stuff, SH uses wind and darkness. Necro only wields darkness but there are also debuffs and servitors.
    Most of Sorc's abilities have analogs on SpS side, but Sorc has no analogs for overhitting ability (Solar Flare) and for additional damage/DoT ability (Ice Dagger).
    Sorc got Conentration buff maxed out, thought, yeah.

    What do you, people, think ? What was the initial idea behind Sorcerer ?
    Share your thoughts. :)
     
  2. Rudyy

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    Sorc also got DOT skill but on flagged ppl. Also its the best mage for aoe and strongest mage vs epics and there also alot of mobs with weakness on fire.
     
  3. Omegashin

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    the real question is: what's the idea behind the human skin? why so ugly?
     
  4. real Kvo

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    Sorc's advantage is in the mobs - look at how many have fire weakness, that only Sorcs can take advantage of.
     
  5. IzalithSky

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    Sorc: Decay;
    SpS: Freezing Shackle (complede analog of Decay) AND Ice Dagger.

    There are plenty of mobs with weakness to fire indeed. Very few with water weakness, on the other hand. But there are also as many mobs with wind weakness.
    As for epics, I can only recall two with fire weakness (And Queen and Orfen).
     
  6. Carpet HQ

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    pve class specialized in AQ. Simply outclassed by other mages in pvp.
    The end. :p
     
  7. Omegashin

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    forge of the gods in c4 was a sps paradise
     
  8. IzalithSky

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    I bet we will see FoG again in Classic someday.

    By the way, guys !
    Do you know if it's true spells' cooldowns are fixed in Classic (neither WIT or Cast Spd. affects them) ?
     
  9. Fatigue

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    I think the sorc was supposed to be the standard mage class, while necro was supposed to be more of a summoner with curses(like in diablo2)...but somehow necro ended up with a strong nuke aaaaand a better nuker overall, thats my take.
     
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