Within the last 2 hours, I’ve been tweaking my Handmaiden build to try and see what works for my play-style and while doing that, I’ve been a little perplexed by the placement and the utility Birch Stance provides. Let me explain…
On Talent row 20 of Handmaiden, you have a set of talents which mostly promote evasive play and dodging i.e. Willow Stance, and Dodge Damage/Range talents. Adversely, on row 25, we then have Birch Stance which reduces Block Cost by 30% .
While the amt which it reduces block cost by is significant, I feel it is a little out of place on a class that is really more agile and promotes nimble clutch evasive maneuvers, than actually sitting and blocking
I’m still less inclined to block with Kerrilian - even if I select this talent - than I am to just dodge, being that the talents right above it will give me either more dmg, or more attk speed.
Furthermore, her ultimate talent is a “dash-based” move, so I’m struggling to understand how block cost plays well with that.
This is just my opinion and I could be off here. I would first like to understand how this talent could be useful for Handmaiden’s kit and builds.
Appreciate any feedback on this.