Once upon a time I saw a "Raja's ego" item and thought - "Well that's useful in several ways" Another time I got a "Bane's" - "Useless in everyway" The other day I got "Outblooded" - "Not useful for my build. such a shame"
Then I ask, why aren't all ego augmenters like Raja's? For instance they could be like this and people would be happier when they finally drop:
Elminster's - spell dc bonus (wiz) Mystra's - spell dc bonus (sorc) Lathander's - spell dc bonus (cleric) Silvanus' - spell dc bonus (druid) Skald's - spell dc bonus (bard)
Cyrics's - mortal strike dc Anatomist's - called shot dc Necrolyte's - shifter form dc Primalist's - shifter form dc Wrymformed - shifter form dc Changeling's - shifter form dc Outblooded - shifter form dc Gearminded - shifter form dc Xan Yae's - quivering palm dc
Post by ssj2poliwhirl on Feb 24, 2016 21:20:20 GMT
Egos are a luxury item and provide a significant power boost. The fact that there are so many makes it hard to find the ego you need, and even harder to find it on a good item.
This is exactly how it should be for an item as powerful as an ego. The vast majority of egos will not be on otherwise-uber items, so in general you need to sacrifice a much better item to fit the ego into your setup.
Though I do tend to agree that it is probably a bit too hard to find the one you need at the moment, I think increasing the chance of Master Augments would be reasonable.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2016 21:23:23 GMT by ssj2poliwhirl
Post by Lil' Mikey (Msowby2) on Feb 24, 2016 21:25:38 GMT
Egos are nothing but a power-boost and should be treated as a rarity that is not readily available. It could even be argued they are more useful in lower levels (40-60) and become a "nice" but not required addition in higher paragon levels.
Yes i agree that egos are a nice to have and not a requirement of any sort.
I myself don't have a single ego on a useable item and I still perform decently (hopefully).
And its like funky said, they are rare, that what makes em special. If i could use 1 decent ego on all my casters what would be my incentive to look forward to a second one?
I think egos for casters are in a good spot right now. I wished there was something simliar for melee toons too tho. Something like discussed in the other topic like additional critrange or +1 weapondmgdice or something.
Post by ssj2poliwhirl on Feb 24, 2016 21:33:24 GMT
Serious idea: 5x Asmo Swords lets you extract an Ego.
Makes running Nessus more rewarding, at the moment Asmo Swords are truly an item for rich boys (takes multiple swords to get a decent property in general). Giving anyone the ability to collect a few Asmo Swords over time to guarantee something nice could be cool! [Reminder that getting 5x Asmo Swords still takes a *huge* amount of playing time].
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2016 21:35:29 GMT by ssj2poliwhirl