Wanted to get a new thread started discussing the changes to our beloved snarky teen and energy detective. I’m gonna keep in order with the released patch notes for S&A
I’m happy to see they’re giving S&A a more tanky feel with the 20% DR reduction while their shield is active, I can see a lot of folks rolling more max shield/shield regen gear me being one of them.
What gear do you plan on using with the new changes?
Slow on stealth strike coming stock!? YES, PLEASE, AND THANK YOU GBX!!! having a stock slow is gonna be huge for S&A’s early game.
How do you feel about SS having a stock slow?
I never used Aura of Annoyance so for me personally the additional 69 damage is welcomed but didn’t strike any excitement for me.
Do you utilize AoA? How does that work into your playstyle instead of the overshield on fetch?
Wait for the Drop being reworked into lengthening the slow on SS. I can’t remember exactly what Grant said the length of the slow would be on the stock SS but you can’t really go wrong with having a longer slow.
Surprise Party being reworked into increasing atk speed by 15% for 5 sec on conclusion of SS. SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL EFFECT, i’ll definitely be using this on the regular with Vow of Vengeance, that initial burst of dmg from the 15% increased atk speed playing into VoV’s dmg increase is gonna work so well together.
What’s your take on the lvl 2 helix changes?
Don’t stop running lvl 5 helix duration increase from 1.5 seconds to 4 seconds. For those that choose don’t stop running how well has that worked out in your playstyle compared to the immortal aegis?
Aurox Hungers change from shield steal to life steal. I can see this change working out in the long run, popping tag team and let some boomerangs fly even while taking some dmg from minions/enemy BB and just getting that 35% portion of dmg done back as health to last that split second for Aurox to come back so you can pop fetch and keep the pain rolling.
What do you think about the change to Aurox hungers? Do you plan on giving it a try or will you stick with Aurox Beckons?