Yes, though it may need some tweaking.
No, this is bad because...
This is inspired by the old blademail from DotA.
Apprentice's Robe 450
Mystic Vestments 400
Chain Mail 550
+6 Magic Armor
+6 Physical Armor
Passive Return either:
25% Melee damage return
25% Magic damage return
The damage return type can be changed by activating the item (item toggle) with a cooldown of 6 seconds.
Damage cannot stack with Sand Wraith's Dissipation.
This damage return cannot stack with Barbed Armor's return.
I don't know about anyone else, but I miss the old blademail with its passive return. This is in tribute to that item but with added magic damage return. The % of the damage is still taken by the wearer, but is given in its respective damage type back to the attacker.
Last edited by SimAnt; 01-27-2010 at 04:18 PM.
Passive damage return based on damage received is too strong for an item. The current one isn't overpowered ebcause it has a duration, and things are fine the way they are.
Very nice, but SO BADLY OVERPOWERED. Take the return %'s down a lot and increase the recipe cost by like 1000.
I nerfed it a bit. Is it worth getting? The melee damage return wouldn't counter life-steal.
Last edited by SimAnt; 01-25-2010 at 01:40 AM.
Version 1.2 Update
-Increased recipe cost by 1400
-Increased damage returns to 25%
-Damage returned cannot stack with Sand Wraith's Dissipation.
This makes the item very expensive. For the passive effects (other than the return) you are paying a lot of money. Anything below 15% damage return is easily countered by lifesteal + regen and is basically useless. This makes the item more deadly but at the same time harder to get. Please leave your thoughts on the change.
good idea, i missed the old blademail from dota, too
but imo 25% melee AND magic return is very evil
just a suggestion: make it toggle-able 30% magic OR 30% melee (for example)
Thanks Porada_Ninfu. That's a great idea. I felt like 30% was pretty high for passive so I kept it 25 and lowered the recipe price a bit.
I agree with Porada. I think the toggle would make it more skillful plus more balanced. Id do anything to put my warm body into a Crystal Coat.