Don't extend Motif duration for crap sake... Raid Bard play is boring as it is...
You know, I'm beginning to wonder if we got a internal build that was not yet ready for PTS. Say what you will, but Ailion is usually really good about letting us know that the first round of changes are coming and what they will include. This obviously did not happen this time. Tacitus and ExcelsiorH were pushing patches out for the Carnival and I wouldn't be surprised if these were unintentionally released in the process.
In this case I'm glad it happened since it gave us a chance to see what was being thought, but until told otherwise we should be open minded that additional changes are coming down the pipe (hopefully soul synergy and a sped up charge rotation).
Telarans on class balance: Rock is overpowered. Paper is fine. - Scissors
Initial #'s from the new sab crystal with fervor + two fine whetstones (8 DPS), 4 set HK, r8 gun/daggers:
Spec was 46/20/0 (Live ranged sab build).
Standing in melee to get the Sin bleed stacks, it does about 2k single target with the above buffs using the rotation Spike->Caltrop->Blast. Caltrop ended up being about 30-50 DPS higher than blast charges in this fashion.
Standing only at range brought it down to the 1900's range.
AoE damage is crazy, but... well it takes way too long for all the bleeds to tick, so it's moot point tbh.
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