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Reclassify Wingbow as Combative


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There are currently 19 items in "Protective" classification.  There are currently 17 items in "Combative" classification.

 

My OCD does not allow for this imbalance.  Please relocate Wingbow from Protective to Combative.

 

Let's face it; not many people buy Wingbow for the evasion.

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The downside is people have to get used to the hotkey muscle memory change & grid layout for all entries past Wingbow in its original position.

 

We tend to avoid doing these changes for this reason unless there's a very good reason for it.

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I feel like Wingbow is often bought for the evasion properties or increased ranged/unitwalking. I feel it is rarely purchased solely for increased agility damage or attack speed. 

 

If you want to switch a defensive item over to combative I feel like Barbed is more appropriate because people often purchase it for the intended reflective damage output. Regardless, please don't switch items over because I have their shop locations memorized and it would inconvenience me.

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On 10/28/2020 at 2:52 PM, w3wstarboy said:

What the purpose of purchasing wingbow if not for evasion or attack range ???

 

Oh. I don't know. The fact it is one of the best carry items in the game? I'd only put it behind Geometer's Bane personally.

Remember that the "passive" attack range on ranged and unitwalking+ms on melees was a buff a while ago, when the item was already considered good.

 

Anyway, the main thing that made me want to reply was this:

On 10/17/2020 at 7:33 PM, ElementUser said:

The downside is people have to get used to the hotkey muscle memory change & grid layout for all entries past Wingbow in its original position.

 

We tend to avoid doing these changes for this reason unless there's a very good reason for it.

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Those were already done in the distant past. We can't take decisions back from the past or they would be even more harmful.

 

What I was talking about was from this point forward.

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15 hours ago, ElementUser said:

Those were already done in the distant past. We can't take decisions back from the past or they would be even more harmful.

 

What I was talking about was from this point forward.

There is only one option then:  create two brand new combative items to balance out the categories!

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22 hours ago, ozilla said:

Isnt a bow by definition a combative item?

except that it's purpose is to help you avoid damage, thus it's defensive.
being a "wingbow" is just a design flavour, might have aswell been a helicopter hat 😄
it's about what attributes it contains (not the stat ones!) and they are of defensive nature.

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