Id like to give feedback for the Wizard subclasses.
They all gain +1 power level for their chosen spell school and an additional ability. The Conjurer can summon a Familiar that gives a small buff for 1 minute. Honestly, I think every wizard should be able to get a familiar by default and it should not be a summon but a permanent companion, like the Ranger gets. NWN1 allowed the familiar to be useful in battle, NWN2 allowed the familiar to at least cast ranged / melee touch spells in addition to giving a permanent buff (while alive). The 1 minute 'pet' familiar in PoE2 sound very boring and uninspired.
The Enchanter has 'Free Action'. It removes these dexterity afflictions: Hobbled / Immobilized / Paralyzed and prevents all of these for another 10 seconds. Quite useful. The Evoker has a 30% chance to do double damage with Evocation spells for the entirety of battle, basically yielding +30% base damage, which is OP. The Illusionist has 'Mirrored Image' (+30 deflection for 1 minute, 2nd level spell) auto-cast on him when first attacked once per encounter, which is also slightly OP. The Transmuter can shapeshift into an Ogre (for 30 seconds) once per Encounter which seems okay-ish.
But the main problem is that all these subclasses remove two full spell schools from the Specialists repertoire as well as cause all remaining schools to get +20% recovery time after casting. This is much more than even a Red Wizard of Thay had to sacrifice. The added recovery time should be removed. Only one spell school, meaning the lorewise opposite spell school, should be prohibited from Specialists. Some of the Druid and Priest subclasses show how such a system works (they loose only one spell school). Both the Illusionist and even more so the Evoker should receive minor version of their currently OP abilities.
All Wizards, subclass or not, should be able to summon a permanent (until killed) familiar that has uses outside giving a buff. The Conjurer should be given an appropriate ability instead E.g. summoning duration. Also, all Wizards really need to be able to learn some summoning (Conjuration) spells by default. I can really only think of one summoning spell, 'Mauras Writhing Tentacles' (level 4 spell). That is not even closely appropriate, especially for a Conjurer. Please add several lower and higher level summoning spells.
It would be nice if a Priest of Magran receives the Evokers bonus to power level (higher spell Penetration) and +30% damage for her Magran-themed spells. They are listed as Evocation.
These subclasses would be positively affected:
- Priest of Magran +1 Evocation Power and +30% Evocation damage from Evoker
- Priest of Wael +1 Illusion Power from Illusionist
- Pries of Eothas +1 Element Penetration and +20% Element Range from Fury (Druid Subclass)
- Tricksters +1 Illusion Power from Illusionist
These subclasses would be negatively affected (maybe remove these multiclass choices):
- Priest of Magran / Conjurer or Transmuter loses her spells
- Priest of Wael / Conjurer or Enchanter loses her spells
- Tricksters / Conjurer or Enchanter loses her spells
One final note: The Wizard is currently not showing his Grimoire outside of casting a spell. I always liked Grimoires, some looking and filled with unique spells, being visible as a distinct feature of the Wizard and hope it gets reintroduced into PoE2.
Edited by Falk Schütze, 18 November 2017 - 04:52 AM.