Someone asked earlier if the goal was to make the skills stronger than anything copied or reproduced. Truthfully, that would be ideal. As anyone who actually plays shadow chasers should know, you're never going to be better at a skill than the class you copied it from. In most cases you're doing good to deal half the damage with a copied skill that the original class deals. If that's the standard for Rogue class damage, then that's pretty frickin sad. And you know this is true because any time a Shadow Chaser has ended up being able to do better damage with or use another class's skills more effectively than the original class, a fix was put in to nerf Shadow Chasers. Ranger Traps and Rapid Throw come to mind. I'm sure kRO wanted SC to be more versatile than powerhouses, so in that sense I don't mind if Shadow Chaser's naturally learned skills are a little weaker when compared to other 3rd classes, but where they are right now is beyond stupid. This simply seems like a great opportunity to fix them and provide even more versatility to the class by giving people the option to make something other than an Arrow Storm build or a Shadow Spell build.
That being said, I'm not sure why Arrow Storm keeps getting brought up over and over. No one has been asking for Feint Bomb, Fatal Menace, or Triangle Shot to do the kind of damage that Arrow Storm does, and if they are, I can't see how anyone would take them seriously. All I want is for Feint Bomb and Fatal Menace to do damage that is on par with other 3rd job skills. Seriously, they do less damage than most 2nd job skills, and even some 1st job skills. Arrow Shower does more damage than Feint Bomb and Fatal Menace for crying out loud.
I actually like buffing shadow spell. Because shadow spell can let SC use a large variety of skills and builds to make pvm fun. Faint bomb is just one single skill
I have no problem with having a small buff for Shadow Spell, but if you've ever leveled with Shadow Spell you'd know that the only skill you're ever going to be using is Meteor Storm (or Storm Gust if you decide to solo level in Thors like me). I know it seems like there are a lot of options with Shadow Spell, but the only good leveling skills you can actually copy and use with Shadow Spell are Storm Gust and Meteor Storm. Everything else ends up being sub-par, even if you have an elemental advantage.
Also, as I've already said many times, the only problem with Shadow Spell is the lack of MATK weapons and other MATK gear for Shadow Chasers, and that is already being fixed. If you buff it anymore, you're going to be flirting with "broken" territory, and we definitely don't want to go there.
Edited by Ramen, 25 July 2014 - 05:58 PM.