Storyteller wrote:You may be right - I wasn't really keeping count.
Anyway, my point was not that the fire shugenja isn't an effective combatant, just that they're not head and shoulders above the other combatants, as you suggested earlier.
I wasn't suggesting that at all.
The average fire shugenja isn't OP, 'cos they didn't spend a bunch of points to get hp then spend their earned points on nothing but ring.
I was saying my
build is OP, and only
after I get to rank 2.
I know if the other dragon shugenja were to rush in like me, they'd probably get dropped between casting spell 1 & 2.
I'll be able to conjure a spell packet that deals 16 damage.
Up against a mob of peasants? I'll be able to simultaneously destroy all their axes and bows and clothing.
Need to siege a fort? Is the door partially made of wood? How about ash?
Even right now, assuming
the target of my Relentless Heat spell is able to count 30s while making Shield Stun 6 calls and trying to land hits, that one spell can be a "you win" button.
Joon does well in combat, and he didn't put all his points in combat like I did.
So if it is a case of equally combat orientated builds, he'll outperform me.
Ok, so this thread has got me thinking.
It's still early days, so it's quite possible the problem is just one of people knowing how to handle being buffed.
(That is, we're noobs, me included, when it comes to coordinating spell effects)
So, during weapons training on one of the day games I'll try my best to come up with a way to use Relentless Heat mid combat that doesn't confuse the bushi.
(and bushi who are interested, practice with the spell on them)
Feel free to suggest stuff. I'm thinking casting the spell loudly, and yelling out the spell name as I slap the target on the shoulder.
Especially when I should use it. Such as "any time we're outnumbered" or "I'll call for it"
Note that I can hold the spell effect up to 30s before actually applying it on a target.
After all, I'm not disputing the effectiveness of the spell texts - those spells are hella good.
My problem's always been that the bushi who's targeted has to do the 30 second count, while busy trying to fight.
30s or 60s count while healing, second winding, refitting, etc. is easy. 'cos you're just sitting there.