First off the skills:
- Horn of the Champions
- Improved Bracing Attack
- Level 80
- Adds a HoT effect
- Both the Heal and HoT will always trigger
- Improved Wild Attack
- Level 83
- Adds +5% critical hit chance buff for 6 seconds to the Champion
Overall my thoughts are that the new skill, Horn of the Champion is great for Glory, but I’m curious about it’s use in Ardour and Fervour. This is because I didn’t get much opportunity to group on my Champion, so please let me know if you Champs out there will find it useful. Now, to me the Improved Bracing Attack HoT is a nice addition, as heals always are. And of course an additional percentage to crit buff is good as well.
In addition to these changes, there have been some tuning Merciful Strike. While the amount of damage still depends on the number of Fervour pips, its damage has been “heavily increased”.
With 3 Fervour, Merciful Strike will deal about the same damage as Brutal Strikes. With 5 Fervour, the low end of the Merciful Strike damage will be right around the high-end of Brutal Strikes.
There have also been some changes to the Deadly Storm Trait Line focusing on the cooldown of certain skills, Fight On’s Exhuastion effect has been modified, and several Legendary Item legacies have been replaced with new ones.
Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve played my Champion. After I leveled him up to 75 I ended up spending the majority of my time on my Guardian since he’s my main., but I do miss playing him. These changes have me starting to think about sharpening my axe and mowing down some orcs Gimli-style. But, as always we want to know what you all think about the changes coming, so leave a comment below!