I would like to give feedback on this change;
Status effect strength affixes on mods and armor should not cost strength attribute.
On Templar, the desired attributes are strength and stamina, with a minor in accuracy.
Strength boosts melee damage, stamina is universal to all classes, need health.
They are the melee specialists. Their armor feeds are strength and stamina.
On Hunters, the desired attributes are accuracy and stamina, with a minor in willpower.
Accuracy boost aim, and crit related affixes use it. Stamina is again for health.
They are the ranged/gun specialists. Their gear feeds are accuracy and stamina.
On Cabalists, the desired attributes are willpower and stamina, with a minor in accuracy.
Willpower is for minions, casting constant spells. Stamina is again health.
They are the mages and elemental specialists. Their gear feeds are willpower and stamina.
This has created what I feel a pretty major problem right now, for cabalists;
In order to outfit two, four socket focus items, their specialties, they’re now looking at needing 200+ strength. This is more strength than I need on Templars, the melee specialists, for their gear.
It’s a massive waste of points for cabals (outside DF melee) to be able to use their specializations, and may even prohibit wearing their armors properly if I were to actually dump this many attributes into strength. - I wont’ have enough stamina and willpower to wear them.
On the original game, these affixes used willpower of course, because status effects are what cabalists specialize in. They’re the ones with elemental drain, need tons of power for spells etc. and it made sense.
Having to go 200+ strength on a cabalist, this is well into melee Templar territory, and just doesn’t make sense. It’s an almost entirely useless stat for cabalists, and somewhat breaks the classes even, in that all their armors and so on (barring status effect chance affixes) require stamina and willpower.
Each piece of Feral gear is looking at 25-30ish stamina and around 20-30 willpower to wear. Same for conjurer and caster. The outlier now being Invoker due to this change.
There are not enough attributes to properly build a cabalist in this light, this is a somewhat major problem.
Status effect affixes should not cost strength.
They should either be willpower as they originally were, or stamina, as that’s a universal attribute needed by all classes, and wouldn’t break gearing, but willpower is probably best, as the cabalists are the elemental masters, and not Conan the caster barbarian, needing more strength than Templars to use their suited gear and affixes.
Thanks for your time.