And what with Ring of Changing Heart, Wyrwood Ring, Iron Circle and Glittering Gauntlets?
You don't want add this, because this totally OP?
Ring of Changing Hearth and Wyrwood Ring are ok.
Iron Circle is one leg on the must-have side.
While Glittering Gauntlets and Gwyn's Band of Union are completely there.
Including such items is a bit risky.
> I mean, if they are obtainable early, they become must-have and immediately throw out of the window the competition. This also limits builds creativity, because "why should I take these items that under conditions x y and z makes a nice combo; when I can just take these two strong options, which will outperform that combo most of the time."
> If they are obtainable too late (like Acuan Giamas): the player will feel unsatisfactorily, because he couldn't make a build around them.
It's usually the best to include them as some boss-dropping rewards around 75% into the game. But still they should not be of the quality that would trivialize 90% of remaining non-boss encounters. And the thing is that such a cheap source of Daze... has the potential to do it, because -4 PEN is a lot.
Also between PoE1 and Deadfire, Obsidian have changed their stance towards item attributes.
In PoE1 they didn't stack, but were going up to +4 attribute per item.
In Deadfire they stack, but usually provide less.
So if I had to add Gwyn's Band of Union to Deadfire, it would need to have:
- +3 INT
- Blessing - manually castable once per encounter
- Instill Doubt - dazes in aoe, when reaching 80% health for 5s (down from 20s)
and drop from Concelhaut or Menzaggo.
Iron Circle would have:
- +3 CON
- -5% Attack Speed
- +1 AR when near death
and drop from Seel Preecher.
- +2 AR when near death
and drop from Lava Dragon.
And as for Glittering Gauntlets... it's such a temptation, ouf, but dazing on hit and hit-taken... is just too strong, in addition to the best deflection bonus (from an accessory) in the game.
So here am I thinking, do these items have to go through such a downgrade, or they deserve to be kept in PoE1 hall of fame and left alone
Edited by MaxQuest, 05 February 2019 - 09:24 AM.