Aalynor's Nexus

Quality of life improvements

Being that I played the fighter class very extensively I am going to go over a few things that could use some tweaking, assuming of course that there is a way to get the combat setup similiar to the old nexus.

The defining characteristic of the fighter class was multistrikes once your weaponskill got to expert or higher. It was very cool, but to be honest is was a little lackluster for a few reasons.

  1. The biggest issue I had was that you could not get a double damage on a multistrike. You had to roll a single hit to have a chance for a double damage. This fact made berserkers a much higher damage endgame class since they could double damage while berserked and it modified their crit damage. I am actually not sure if lethal blows could trigger off multistrike hits as it didnt actually show your damage. I feel like i got less lethal blows as my weaponskill went up tho, but that could have just been bad luck. I know that criticals DID roll on multis…which leads to my second thing

  2. Weapon durability. Your multistrikes took additional hits off your weapon without truly adding that much damage. Multistrike criticals i believe rolled off base damage and added a small modifier for the multistrike. For example a normal crit of 1000 when i single hit for 100 would translate to a double for 150 giving me a 1050 critical rather than a 1500 critical. While it also counted both hits as critical in terms of durability loss on your weapon. I wouldn’t have minded the durability hit as much if the damage was there.

  3. Grandmaster was almost pointless. The multistrikes added damage as follows. Double was approx 50%, triple 75% Quad was around 100% and a quint was maybe 110%. I almost didnt want to quint for the small damage increase that was goin to take an extra shot of durability.

I think the easiest solution if you wanted to resolve these issues would simply be to have the attacks trigger seperately. As it was if you got a double the line looked like:

You attack twice for 150!

If you change that to:

You attack for 100!
You hit a second time for 50!

Same base damage but you then have a chance to trigger double damages. Would also make your critical strikes more relevant as you could potentially crit more often with soft crits off the lower end.

You double damage for 200!
You hit a second time for 50!
You hit a critical strike on your third hit for 250! (Scaled off of a 25 from your third hit.

The lethal % may have to be toned down a bit since you have more chances to proc it, but other than that i think it would help put fighters more in line with other endgame classes like barbarian, ranger, and wizard that easily outdamaged fighters.

Was a critical strike really 10x? Sheesh.

We’ll have to see how this works out with the new damage formulas and plenty of play testing.

I’m not sure that it was 10x but thats what it seemed like. My berserkers hitting for 250ish would usually crit over 2500 compared to my fighter im not surr if i got a crit over 2000 until i was able to wield like 22nd tier weapons and shiz

Oh and one really annoying thing was not being able to keep track of your weaponskill exp. You just had to keep a rough track yourself and guess. But you got skill exp based on how much damage you did to the mobs and how much exp they were worth.

Being able to check your progress would be awesome.

Also lethal blows would give full skill exp for a mob. So if it was worth 1 million exp and you lethal’d it you got 1 mill skill exp. Otherwise u got a % of skill exp based off the amount of damage u did to the mob