----- You must be level 55 to wear this item ----- Wearing this item will cause any Freedom of Movement spells cast to grant it to all nearby allies at your CL ----- You will receive GSF Divination while wearing this item
(Alternative to gloves below, most druids take Necro to paragon anyway)
So it's not really an alternative then, is it?
Anyone who's not a nub (it's that simple) knows that PSK nec is a given on a druid. It's ridiculous to imply that a player lacking nec on a druid should be considered for serious development discussion. Not only are those abyss gloves (like 90% of abyss setloot) totally worthless, but it's fail logic to provide a tasty upgrade as an "alternative" to something bad.
Aside from that, anyone who's not a nub knows that abj is an amazing investment on druid (harsh? this is supposed to be devtalk for future of HG, get over it), and should be taken for the cost:benefit ratio provided. Thus, your suggested gloves are not only worthless for anyone with a legit opinion on the matter (who takes abj past GSF regardless) but even worse, seem custom-tailored for a druid that doesn't pick abj (because they're a bad player who ignored abj--harsh? this is supposed to be serious suggestions for the future) and wants an easy shortcut to "mass FoM" (a laudable goal, but terrible way of delivering it; casting single-target FoM is indeed a pain in all our druid behinds, but should be addressed by some other means, like oh wow, how about Mass FoM spell--I've said it before years ago: stop trying to invent XR items to fix basic QoL issues that deserve solution anyway; TA is bad enough).
In short, these gloves would be nothing less than a remarkable nobrainer to wear (for buffing alone), then swapped to something providing more solid and useful statistics (aka anything tanky / uber randomization/ego).
We'd all love to see a way to give CL59+ FoM to party in one cast, but the reasoning behind this item fails to achieve legitimacy.
Quite a few druids, pre paragon level at least, only get LSF in necro/trans/div possibly evo. Abj is another good (if you dont take div then you miss out on a lot) idea and can be fit in with paragon levels at the cost of swapping some feats around. Generally just a piece of loot, that is an alternative to those gloves "(of one or more things) available as another possibility or choice".
Your comment seems invalid since i said druids take necro anyway.... and this loot isnt tailored to only BUR races that can fit in every foci they want, like it sounds the way you're putting it. Plz no build derailerino Bale its boring.
FoM ability may be a bad idea, that doesn't fit with the glove theme, maybe just remove abj foci and make the gloves cast fonts at ESF/LSF level or something. That way they wouldn't be useless and could be a main slot piece.
Druid Unname is a Divination spell, so Abjuration on GSF on these has really no purpose on Druid, as Abjuration spells reach power only on higher tiers or alternatively picked for the Epic spell Frailty.
Divination would indeed be a vastly more interesting choice - not sure I would wear it over a defensive gloves option with an augmenter, but it would certainly be more interesting.
Baneknights would be balanced if they could splash paladin. -Caeha Everyone should stop using the same portrait so I can GR them better, damnit. -Caeha