As a fledgling grognard I appreciate the grognard distinctions, but I think much in the way of change is to do with giving ranged magic a reusable bread and butter weapon much like rangers have bows and of course melee with their steel.
But for wands, what are they to be under your reign? Eye pokers? If you really want per charge stuff, you have scrolls that can fill a similar feature. Harry Potter seems to win the day in my eyes, which are yet to be poked out.
am not recalling making a suggestion regarding a change to poe wands or rods. sure, am thinking such implements is kinda silly, but from a game mechanics pov, they have use. poe rods and wands are alternatives to the otherwise obvious limited nature o' ranged weapon damage types: piercing. wands, scepters and rods (and as far as we know, a scepter is an ornamental rod) fulfill a practical game purpose and in spite o' the harry potter quality o' such implements, we see no reason to do otherwise than leave 'em as is.
staves. no mention o' the other implements. is more than enough pew-pew in the game and all possible damage types is already covered. no point to add staves.
and yes, is a staff and not scarface's little friend.
warning: a smidge sweary
in all the lotr books, am not recalling gandalf doing pew-pew. the old wizard's staff produced light, but were not necessarily a function o' the staff. in fact, any overt magic gandalf used in all the books combined were extreme limited, and all less-than-subtle magics were at least potential attributable to his ring as 'posed to the wizard or his staff. not d&d. not lotr. not traditional for those claiming tradition.
folks want scarface and not gandalf? fine. they already got the pew-pew with three other implements. SOS.
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Edited by Gromnir, 13 November 2017 - 05:25 PM.