With today’s patch, we saw Battle Wizard have its career skill cooldown changed from 90 seconds to 40 seconds. Given Battle Wizards place in the game right now, any positive changes are of course welcome, but we’re now in a weird design place where at level 25, Battle Wizard and Pyromancer’s ults just become better than Unchained’s. Currently, there is not much real choice for the 25 talents in those tiers – vent on skill is just in a different league than the other talents. This means that both of their ults perform the primary function of Unchained’s ult (vent all of your heat) on less than half the cooldown, while also providing either a teleport or the more Burning Head.
The most obvious solution to me seems to be to remove those vent-on-skill talents and replace them with something new. As of now, being able to fully vent on a 40 second cooldown undermines the other venting mechanics of each, removing distinction from the individual careers… Either way, it’s a bit odd that both of the other careers fulfill the Unchained skill’s primary function on literally under half the cooldown, with superior auxiliary benefits as well.