April 23, 2012, 15:27:53 |
Okay, let's talk about them. (Remember, these numbers represent the base damage when the spell is level 100 divided by the amount of AP that it costs to cast the spell)
Hand: 12 d/AP
Line of Fire: 10 d/AP
Temporal Burn: 16 d/AP
Temporal Dust: 10 d/AP
Hydrand: 9.5 d/AP
Damage for three out of five of their fire spells is actually below average
, and a fourth is at the low side of average. (That average being, again, about 12-13 damage per AP)
Temporal Burn is above average, but it's not the most powerful attack in the game by any means. Temporal Dust is good because it hits a huge area, but its actual damage is below average. Same for Line of Fire (except it has a much smaller AoE).
Triple Whammy: 13.3 d/AP
Pandawhack: 13 d/AP
Bash Barrel: 12 d/AP
Lactic Acid: 16.25 d/AP
Blisskrieg: 17 d/AP (costs 1 WP point as well)
Some powerful attacks in there, but remember that Earth Pandas can't use their best attacks if they're not carrying their barrel. They do, admittedly, get Merry damage boosts from carrying that barrel (but pay for it later on when they get Depressed).
Shaker - 17.25 d/AP
Rocknocerous: 13 d/AP
Impact: 14 d/AP
Charge: 13 d/AP (also costs 1 MP)
Devastate: 13.33 d/AP (also costs 1 MP)
Shaker there is decently above average, Impact is slightly above average, and the rest are only on the high end of average. Of course, Iops hit harder than those numbers imply because they have so many ways to get +damage% bonuses (like Pandawas and Merry, only more so), but that's what their class is all about - being short-range glass cannons. They don't do much else.
Maybe some builds
are overpowered, or some specific elemental gear
is overpowered, but I'm not seeing any spells here whose base damage
is cripplingly overpowered. Whatever is causing the cries of "overpowered", it's not the attack spells themselves.
Edited to add this note: I pulled these numbers from the Wakfu Wikia, so I'm not sure if they're 100% correct. I played most of those classes in Beta, but the numbers have changed considerably since then. If any are wrong, let me know.
This post has been edited by Schmendrick - April 23, 2012, 15:47:39.
Reason for edit : Added note at the end