Sir Exodus wrote:
Everyone is mentioning staff swaps.
Who's to say they won't all be replaced by a single staff in the next 24 levels? Or at least, a staff for all casting and one for resting.
It'd not be that hard. Just a lot of m. acc and m. att on one weapon. Or a 'prism staff' or something.
I don't imagine scholar would be given the trait without any followup to make it useful. Perhaps the new staff WS will be a sort of nuke, and, barring that, Spirit Taker is always handy...
Like you sort of mentioned, the "one staff to rule them all" would have to have enough bonuses built in to make the old staff obsolete...and even with that said, it probably wouldn't top your Ice staff for nuking and, like you already mentioned, you'd still have to use your Dark staff for recovering MP. There is no surefire way of keeping your TP unless SE makes it that we don't lose TP from weapon swaps...which will never happen. That's way to broken/stupid. Imagine a WAR TPing with dual wielding then macroing in a g.axe for WS?
BUT, would it be stupidly broken to be able to switch out a Staff for another Staff, or a Great Axe for another Great Axe and not lose TP? The MOST broken I can see that being is TPing with something like a Ridill
and switching to something like Excalibur
for WS, even though I can still see Ridill's Occ atk 2-3 times proccing on WS being better overall than the extra dmg from Excalibur...so, honestly, I can't see the "broken" in that being allowed.
Now, switching from one weapon type to another doesn't make a lot of sense, but I don't see the wrong in allowing TP to stay if you stay within the same weapon group.
Or, maybe there will be a JA or JT soon that makes SCH spells do more damage with TP, which MIGHT eventually reach numbers high enough to warrant not switching staves because you'd lose the damage bonus granted by your TP. This could be abused by going /SAM obviously, but you'd also lose out on all the bonuses of your mage sub...so...I dunno. Just an idea of what they could do with it.
Then again, maybe they want moar SCH/DNC nuking and then using their TP to cure party members :p