We also had Shadow Bolt Volley while using Cunning of the Cruel trinket, which pre-dated the current version of FnB. Also, FnB is functionaly different as it is effectively a toggle between 'AoE stance' and single target stance. You're better off comparing it to Metamorphosis.
Show Bolt volley isn't new... I know exactly what you are talking about but at the same time all the Volleys from those spells are targeted. The only thing you are doing is making a Shadow version of Fire and Brimstone. Unless you want it on a CD then it's not much of an AoE and is just another CD. So basically it's FIRE AND BRIMSTONE BUT FOR SHADOWBOLT.
Or if you want to think of it your way ok Fire and Brimstone is a copy of Shadowbolt Volley... Either way they are basically the same spell sending a targeted nuke out to the targets at a specific location. Just because visuals are different doesn't make the spell different or unique.
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I just don't see it as being something new and special to Demo it'll act just like Incinerate FnB (ignore the toggle that's not relevant it could be a separate button and would still function the same.)
But it's not something worth arguing about.
I know Shadowbolt Volley would occupy the same thematic space as Fire and Brimstone, but I don't care....I would love that for Demo. And SBV came first!
Your entire argument against it is simply "Shadowbolt" is our filler, and shouldnt be used because destro uses their filler. We are technically not using our filler, since we would be pressing a seperate button to channel Consistent rapid fired bolts at the enemy... Think... Arcane barrage (individual bolts) meets harvest life (aoe smart targeting) with shadow bolt visuals. Is it the same as FnB? No. You do not have Mass Corruption or Doom for that matter. You do not have mass Soul fire. No. You have a channeled Shadowbolt Volley. This button would simply replace Hellfire as a channeled ability. Not A stance, but a different button. It would then be Upgraded to something like Doombolt Volley, so we wouldnt be channeling Shadowbolt Volley all the time, like destruction does with Incin currently. Tell me how does that take the Thematic space of FnB? Thats right, it does. It basically takes old Harvest Lifes, but now doesnt have the drain function.
1) Give back Fel Flame
2) Shadow Bolt in caster form becomes Shadow Bolt Volley in Meta form
3) Fel Flame in caster form becomes Touch of Chaos in Meta form
I don't know if having your caster filler and your meta filler switch buttons is a good idea, but it'd probably be better than something OTHER than Shadow Bolt becoming Shadow Bolt Volley. Maybe the Shadow Bolt Volley visual would get lost if we're still stuck in melee for Immolation Aura.
fairly sure that shadow bolt volley along with immolation aura/hellfire is going to be extremely OP.
Just make Hellfire/ImmoAura cast on a target. It takes minimal damage, but once you're at it + 2 other targets its damage + Fury cost/generation is worth it.
Don't get me wrong - aesthetically I'd probably prefer Shadowbolt Volley, but this seems like a simple fix ... and what happens to SBV in Meta ?
But is that easiest to do? Hellfire/immoaura on target? yea. Doubt they would though, since they had replaced Hellfire with RoF in MoP beta.
Euh, anyone seen this in official patch notes? If so, what's up with that?
Source: http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/3...notes-july-11/Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Id posted a comment about the discrepancy of Fury Generation based off that talent row and suggested they add in 20% fury for Supremacy to make the talents about burst/aoe/utility vs sustained damage compared to being stuck with Service because of the extra fury generation. Which is an actual choice now wasn't really before.