- Elemental ninjutsu will receive a damage increase.
So it seems a big part of ninja's future is in spells. Between elemental ninja spells getting a boost in damage and ninjas gaining two more unique spells this update, it seems that the future may very well hold a prominent place for spells when using nin.
Part of me thinks its a good thing. There aren't many ninjas who even have their ninjutsu skill merited, let alone the laughable T1 and 2 merits. Perhaps this could bring about more specialization. Any time I'm in a highly buffed situation with bard rotations (ein, woe, etc) I realize how much of a pipe dream it is to have ninja competing with 2h dd so this might be the inevitable direction we needed to go.
Of course there are problems. For one, how to manage using katanas while using ninja nukes/enfeebles. A large part of macc is found in ele staves or magian staves for other magic users, but using ele staves on ninja means no more weapon skills ever. Perhaps the MACC or MAB katanas are a possibility, but that would mean forsaking things like Enchu which doesn't sit too well with me personally.
Also, if they make the damage balanced at 85 with the buff its just going to suck again at 99 the way spells were awesome 40-50 but are terrible now. And if they make them where they are viable at 99 they will be out of this world broken at 85. The whole thing screams future adjustment.
But I guess there is more hope today than there was yesterday and that's something.