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    Default New bard looks very interesting!


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    Fine, I'll do the honors:

    Bard redesign stuff includes: moving while cadencing, motifs have been condensed to just 3 and refresh automagically whenever you use a finisher. I'll add more if he mentions it, I'm only a little way into the video.

    Worth noting also is that combo points work like attack points now: they're on YOU and not a mob. I think we're all pretty happy about that.

    A little speculative, but he's proccing something called "Curative Engine," and it's a heal proc on healing done. Maybe it's just a careless use of words, but that sounds to me like Source Engines have stats and even procs now.
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    I mean, I guess it would just be a guy who you know, grabs bananas and runs. Or, um, a banana that grabs things. I donít know.
    Why would a banana grab another banana? I mean, those are the kind of questions I donít want to answer.

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    If you take a look at the Tactician tree that he had up for like 5 sec you will see the 5th icon in the root matches the curative engine icon that rolls by in combat. My guess not a bard ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TekBlk View Post
    If you take a look at the Tactician tree that he had up for like 5 sec you will see the 5th icon in the root matches the curative engine icon that rolls by in combat. My guess not a bard ability.
    Yeah, would make sense. He also makes it pretty clear that the ground AE, Necrotic Core, is a Tactician ability. Weird that Tacticians have such item-based names.
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    I mean, I guess it would just be a guy who you know, grabs bananas and runs. Or, um, a banana that grabs things. I donít know.
    Why would a banana grab another banana? I mean, those are the kind of questions I donít want to answer.

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    I am also watching the video now - 18 minutes in. All I can say . . .

    I want SL now It looks fun and will make playing a bard not a chore but something enjoyable.

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    Harmonic Distortion: using a coda has a 20% chance to grant Harmonic Energy, granting 5% damage. Stacks up to 5 times. Using Distortion consumes 1 stack and heals a single target for about 2.5k (Hartsman has it at 2 stacks of 5, but I'm unsure if that's intended).

    I'm sure they're gonna up that number, though, because otherwise it would be a waste of time to ever lose your damage stack. Russ Brown's Harbinger, a MAGE, had 20k hp at 60. That's just not enough healing done to justify the loss in cadence healing.
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    I mean, I guess it would just be a guy who you know, grabs bananas and runs. Or, um, a banana that grabs things. I donít know.
    Why would a banana grab another banana? I mean, those are the kind of questions I donít want to answer.

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