I know FS won’t change things until next BBB. But I think it is worth saying something about Slayer’s talent since there’s not much of talk about him.
He has decent status right now. He isn’t useless career, a bit weaker than holy knight though. (except better mobility with his ult.) So I write this for more various of game playing experience with Slayer, not the buff only.
I think his Lv. 10 talents, and Lv. 30 Dawi-drop talent are boring, and useless talent.
Lv. 10 talents columns is just like intelligence test right now. If you bring double 2h-weapon? then Skull-Spliter. If you bring double 1h? then A thousand cuts. If you want to bring throwing axe? then you should take Hack and slash. What a boring talent. Some other careers have one-weapon focused talent sometimes, but it’s just one column of that level talents row. It’s possible to merge 3 talents to one, and give slayer other interesting talents
Lv. 30 talent Dawi-drop, this should be a niche talent. But I have wondered who would pick this talent? I have never seen someone pick this talent unless for fun, or testing purpose. It’s obviously not a competitive talent.
Because It’s hard to use, dangerous to use, weak to use.
It works when he’s on air, that means you need distance to jump. If you use your ult right under your feet, you can’t use this talent.
You need distance to use, and It’s hard to hit under your feet when you are on air, so if you want to succeed to use that talent you should target enemy whom is on diagonal direction when you jump. it means you want to use this talent, you should jump to enemies. It isn’t dangerous when there are not much enemies, but it’s dangerous to do when there are CW patrols or something. If it’s only for lone Cw or elite, there’s no benefit to take this talent beside the other two talents. Something like pushing attack increase power to enemy hit by pushing attack,
If it’s good at killing Monsters, maybe it’s worth to take. But it’s a lot of weaker compared to ‘big shot’ ult of other careers. I know Slayer got his own purpose, what he is good at. It’s a bit of unfair to have massive damage with his own strength.
So I think that Dawi-drop being a role-changing talent to Monster-slayer would be interesting. So Bardin can have proper monster dealer.
Slayer has two strength in this game on Cata or below difficulty. (I can’t say Weave, cata 2,3~. Since I have no chance, not that great at this.) One is horde-dealer, and the other is elite-killer. What Slayer makes good at these jobs is his attack speed with short CD ult.
It would be a unfair thing if he has one more strength. So why don’t we make ‘Dawi-drop’ can bring massive damage (still weaker than other careers because of short CD) to Monster, while giving up AS on ult? And it should be easier to use. The effect applies to first attack while on air or after landing in 0.5 sec.