Seems like a pretty nice build
But I agree that "Combat only" is a terrible concept that has no place in this game.
"Combat only" prevents one of the more glaring problems that existed in the IE games... Pre-buffing. Which besides being exasperating caused all sorts of balancing issues. Pre-buff parties were magnitudes more powerful than parties who went in unbuffed.
That being said, don't see any reason for modal abilities to be combat only.
You're expending your per-day uses of spells (or abilities) that usually last a very short time. "Combat Only"-abilities does in no way, fashion, shape or form solve the "glaring problem" (sic!) of pre-buffing, because pre-buffing is already not a "problem" in PoE.
Furthermore, this does not explain why so many classes are unable to initiate combat with an offensive ability, which they absolutely should be able to do, including the rogue being unable to gain the bonus from Reckless Assault, mechanical areas that have nothing to do with pre-buffing.
The "Combat Only" mechanics are a steaming load of horse**** that forces the player to fight the system in order to do things that are absolutely and completely reasonable to do, and something you'd expect to be able to do based on the entire genre. At least the Engagement system has a small amount of merit and arguably makes a small amount of sense (however small those points may be). But "Combat Only" abilities - especially when it comes to modals and particularly auras - is complete and utter insanity.
I really have no idea what they are thinking. It really is gamebreaking. It's not even one of those things in a game that you can offhandedly ignore, it's the worst kind of flaw, the kind that just sits there like a thorn in your side and constantly interferes with what you're trying to do, making you roll your eyes, sigh, and occasionally swear. I just can't wrap my head around what.. I just.. I want to tear out my hair and swear profusely and damn whomever came up with this to the point where I know I'd get banned.
Because holy **** I can't get over how annoying this is and how much it wants me to take the game and hurl it into the wall for making no sense whatsoever on this.
Linux and Mac should now be on 435. Let me know if you guys see any problem with those OSes.
Any chance at all for a hotfix of the Interrupt issue(s)? You won't be able to get any relevant feedback on the attribute changes at all, without it. The changes to the Attributes is one of the major changes, and one of the major changes to the Attribute System deals directly with Interrupt.
Edited by Luckmann, 04 February 2015 - 10:47 AM.