Idea Slight Ruby and Onyx Buffs

Discussion in 'TLOPO Suggestions and Ideas' started by Mark Murlock, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Mark Murlock

    Mark Murlock Pirate Apprentice

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    Hey Forums!

    As I've used the Ruby and Onyx Curses post-release, I've decided they may need slight buffs to make them, well, more relevant. For example, Cicatriz has higher HP than Jimmy Legs, and Jimmy gives an (arguably) better sword - so most everyday pirates cluster at Jimmy Legs. I do not mean to blatantly question past decisions when it comes to selecting the buffs for these swords, but I do think that it's hard to see how they actually perform without them being used by real pirates. So, the time has come to share this idea.

    That said, I have carefully crafted each sword's possible buff, as seen below... Let me explain:

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    (The cards are imperfect, yet let us visualize it)

    Each sword caters towards a specific use, and each of these upgrades makes it more of what it already is.

    For Ruby: Finesse Boost +4. To my knowledge, the only other item in the game with a finesse boost is Master Fencer's Sabre. It is, naturally, another sabre, seemingly for use in the quick-movements of fencing, and gets more "finesse." Finesse in TLOPO decreases cooldown time for dagger and sword skills. While not making Ruby any more powerful (by sheer strength), a considerable finesse boost could recharge Inferno Sweep and Bladestorm faster than the competition - and catch the eye of previously uninterested pirates.

    For Onyx: Snare Immunity. To complement the already-existing Stun Immunity present on The Onyx Curse, Snare Immunity would allow the user to not only resist stuns, but also resist snares - making them almost impervious to being slowed down. This also complements the sword's Hurricane Slash, making this sabre a defensive weapon, and keeping with the general motif.

    In my humble opinion, the best part about these buffs is that they do not change the sabre hierarchy! :thumbsup:

    So, what do you guys think? Are these appropriate boosts? Would they make each sword slightly more relevant? Is there something I'm missing that would make or break these swords? Let me know below!
    (Please, if you will, keep it light-hearted!) :D
     
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  2. Fortune Burnrose

    Fortune Burnrose Wanted Pirate

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    Nicely edited :p
     
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  3. Bort Greasegorb

    Bort Greasegorb Pirate Lord

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    I think Behemoth Blade needs some definition as well. As it stands, it has Dark Curse rank 3 (Nothing other swords like Krakenbane can't do), Sure Footed rank 3 (useless against 95% of enemies) and endurance rank 5, its defining feature (which only gives you a bonus ~300 hp to play with and is now part of the superior Lost Blade of Leviathan anyway). I would consider adding an offensive buff to this sword, whether a jumping slash or reverse spin cut boost just so it matches up to the other three legendary cursed broadswords' power.
     
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  4. Beggar

    Beggar Wanted Pirate

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    excellent idea, Mark! I've been advocating for a finesse boost for a while now.
     
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    Beggar Wanted Pirate

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  6. YES! I love this! Onyx and Ruby really need this buff
     
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  7. Merill

    Merill Sea Legs

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    Great ideas! I completely agree with your changes.
     
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  8. Crashalot

    Crashalot Pirate Lord

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    Wait, is this a lament about how the top swords aren't up to snuff?
    Hmmm...
     
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  9. Roger-Daniel

    Roger-Daniel Honorable Pirate

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    And maybe give Sap that blue trail??

    but actually these are some good points and I would love to see these implemented
     
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  10. Eric Sailcutter

    Eric Sailcutter Pirate Lord

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  11. OurGangsDarkOath

    OurGangsDarkOath Notorious Pirate

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    They should hire you for creative ideas.
     
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  12. Mark Murlock

    Mark Murlock Pirate Apprentice

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    Means a lot!
     
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