Lujo wrote:Regarding the monk - one full health bar = 20 Drac piety, +10 for each sucessive bloodswell. If the monk gets 2X the damage out of one bloodswell, that breaks all kinds of things. As he can hit his (75%) cap with dragonshield and 2 patches hits, he is free to use all his piety farm on bloodswells and poison (and he can think of Pactmaker as a piety farm, instead of wasting loads of piety on Body Pact). With 2X the regen and ease of getting poison, the damage advantage spirals out of control very fast.
And as soon as you up the damage in any way the comparison between a 75% resistance and 25% resistance char starts going in favour of the 75% resists guy. Because he can get more hits in, and because he doesn't have to waste slots on resistance after 2 patches hits, he can afford more damage items, which leads to posible parched runs of Naga City.
I don't see where 2X damage out of one bloodswell overall increases the damage advantage from the 2X in the first place, as its still 2X damage for all bloodswells combined. When you suppose the monk hits its 75% with dragonshield and 2 patches hits, the other character compared before reaches his 25% also with dragonshield and 2 patches hits and is also free to use all piety on bloodswells.
Also, there is the thing where you don't have dracul in the dungeon in the first place.
The issue with damage is a general problem, but supposing cydstep is going to be fixed in any way, the damage is likely to decrease so I think this will be fixed as well.
But I have to agree that combined with fast regen the above is making the monk extremely gamebreaking; I'm just not sure if it is game breaking without considering regen, as I also don't think that you're far better off than 2X. Thats still propably too strong but not as gamebreaking as you make it sound.