I'd say controversy is what initiates change. There's plenty of reasons why Mythic eventually revamped the RA system to what we know as NF RA's. It's because OF RA's where imbalanced. Some incredibly weak and others incredibly strong.For Zerg it is still kinda useful.
It may not stun someone with an immunity timer, but it does 'rupt on subsequent ticks. ~30 sec duration.
But it is still a bad investment and ability, only slightly better than the SB's "Shadow Run".
I can't see them touching any of the OF RAs besides the controversial one(s).
Using that criteria they're no different than an Alb or Hib Tanks' shortbows or crossbows (same range). However Thanes do more damage at range and have the ability for multi-interrupts (or mezz breaks lol)I totally agree. Pheonix made Thanes much harder hitting with spells so you couldn't ignore the DD's from them, but if Atlas keeps them remotely similar to classic, Thane will be useless except in PvE.
The single advantage thane has is the ability to interrupt when rooted or from a distance.
I hope Atlas does something, I have always loved the idea of the thane, but they have a reputation for breaking CC so no one wants them.
I would love to see the Atlas team doing something like this, the procs made thane semi viable again. I for one would not turn away a thane in a RvR group but that's just me being anon Elitist. But yeah I believe that the Procs are a QoL change that needs to be done.Later on Mythic did focus more on the Weapon line with the style/DD procs, which i think seems more fitting, but it wasn't a thane-only change.
Which is sad really when VW's get procs, i know thane gets shield etc but I mean what's more Thaney than lightning striking when you hit someone with a hammer!I liked them too, they just felt more fitting for a Thane. They will be out of question here on Atlas though.
I don't play a ton of Midgard, but I entirely agree here. The casting speed increase, range increase, energy debuff proc, and style procs were all great for Thane and made them much more enjoyableWhich is sad really when VW's get procs, i know thane gets shield etc but I mean what's more Thaney than lightning striking when you hit someone with a hammer!
And not just enjoyable, but in RvR it would simply make them more relevant. Thane from classic will be one of the most dumped on classes and left out in the cold in RvR except for zergs.I don't play a ton of Midgard, but I entirely agree here. The casting speed increase, range increase, energy debuff proc, and style procs were all great for Thane and made them much more enjoyable