Blovski wrote:If anything, the change to B2P in general makes this comparatively stronger. Similarly, his mana regen on a bloodstain and mana potion bonus gives him a big advantage in mana spiking at the end of the game, which is what B2P is really useful for.
I think you'd just need to play with slightly different preps to the usual crystal-balling deathmonster which was the current metagame bloodmage.
Out of interest, what would people say the current 5 frontrunners are for sub supervicious stuff?
I mean, Rogue, obviously, but after him? (I'd go Bloodmage, Wizard?, Assassin, Tinker?, Vampire?)
This certainly applies to a fully prepped Blood Mage, but I could see a purist BloodMage struggling a bit.
Purist Bloodmage naturally can't make up for his weakness as good as a fully prepped one, so he has to rely more on B2P during his early phase. However, relying heavily on B2P early on costs him much of his lategamepower and extra resources, which is pretty much all he is about.
Also, him being better at using B2P than other classes (right now, he only has more resources for it - but he doesn't use it better) would fit the "T3 are king with their own glyph" thing better. Yes, he has the bloodpools, but I see them similar to what the bonus dmg of the warlord is ; they supplement and give him an incentive to use his glyph rather than making him better at it than other classes. Though, in all honesty, that is more nitpicking about details.
Regarding the vicious thing: Not sure, but what about Warlord? He's always been good at being ridicoulous.