Warhammer Online latest patch, 1.3.5, has recently gone live and centered around updates concerning the PBAOE “Bomb” groups. PBAOE “Bomb” groups are made up of players aiding a single Bright Wizard or Sorceress. As the teams encounters groups of enemies, they deal serious amounts of PBAOE damage. Usually, the Bright Wizard and Sorceress would take too much damage trying to do this because of their class mechanic, but with enough healing support they can minimize the effects on the mechanic and wipe out entire groups of players with relative ease.
Because of this unbalance, patch 1.3.5 has made the following changes that were supposed to take place in patch 1.3.6, but the design team thought they couldn’t wait:
Bright Wizard: Scorched Earth now costs 20 Combustion instead of Action Points. Additionally, this ability no longer builds Combustion when used.
Sorcerer: Surging Pain now costs 20 Dark Magic instead of Action Points. Additionally, this ability no longer builds Dark Magic when used.
You won’t be able to repeatedly compound damage upon damage by using Scorched Earth or Surging Pain anymore, and you’ll only have about five casts before you run out of mana. The design team saw these as significant, but well-needed changes to Warhammer Online.
To read the full release written by Combat and Career’s Lead Designer Nate Levy, click here.