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Balance Tesla Shield

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Ideas' started by benguin8, 10 Jan 2018.

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  1. benguin8

    benguin8 Well-Known Member

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    I do not doubt that the high level tesla shields were OP and needed a 5s stun if broken to balance it. However, lower level players are never going to get there to appreciate why it was done. So now I have two options, either not use my shield until it is a high level, or I can suffer having a low hp shield broken every time.

    I propose balancing based on tiers. Just add a 1 second stun for each tier.
    T1 = 1s, T2 = 2s, etc. up to T5 having a 5s stun if broken.

    Also, I like the 5seconds but the hp could use a slight buff. Epic is more robust but a T5 Rare barely brakes 1k... unless I am missing some training perks later on that will change all of that. Admittedly I have been focusing on duration rather than hp, and I think I should do half and half. Almost every rare weapon does 1k well before T5.

    Rant over. Please fix.
     
  2. benguin8

    benguin8 Well-Known Member

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    Really, no comments on this one? Must mean either that nobody uses this anymore, or it is not broken and I don't know what I am talking about.
     
  3. TheAntiSnipe

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    Yes, the tesla shield is unbalanced in early and mid-game, but people have workarounds nowadays. We just run duration and not HP perks since most people don't waste shots on it.
     
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  4. noelips

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    Ever since it was introduced for the tesla bolt, I always thought that the tesla shield when broken should add a stun resistance to balance out the stun.
     
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  5. benguin8

    benguin8 Well-Known Member

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    I have tons of duration perks and training. In lower infamy, people shoot first and ask questions later. A more experienced player might wait out the duration. So my nice duration is not helping me as much as I would like.
     
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  6. envylife

    envylife Well-Known Member

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    I purposely break tesla shields. Not sure why others don't?
     
  7. Disguised

    Disguised Well-Known Member

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    You can carry HP perks on a Tesla Shield? o_O
     
  8. TheAntiSnipe

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    Oh, I'm talking about the talent tree build, not ACTUAL perks. Speaking of, I really don't think they exist!
     
  9. Kitterini

    Kitterini Well-Known Member

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    Tesla Shield could absolutely need a look at how well its balanced across rarities. The rare one is borderline useless in Nightmare.
     
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  10. FDR's Think Tank

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    If you make it useless enough, instead of buffing the HP or Duration, you only need to swap who suffers the stun on a Tesla shield break. When people know there is a punishment for not being patient, it drastically alters behavior.

    In that way, it might better reflect the intended response to the item. No doubt enforcers would rejoice.
     

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