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​POE - Faux Melee

news Sep-05-2019

Addressing the subtypes of "melee" can advice us accept how to access balance... There's a lot of annoyance about the changes to abrade that were announced, and I can see why. A lot of affray players were application it to abstract their aoe, even at the bulk of a beneath advance acceleration multiplier.


Amongst all of the discussion, I accept been seeing a lot of phrases like "melee should not bright the abounding screen. It is not ranged" and "melee is a admired age-old arpg classic and ascent aoe is sacrilege" (paraphrased). But there's a problem with this thinking.


I anticipate it would be accessible for anybody to stop equating 'faux melee' abilities like tec bang and cyclone with 'true melee' (strike skills) application the all-encompassing appellation 'melee' in an advance to altercate that all of these 'melee' abilities should be short range.


Faux affray and accurate affray (as I will alarm them) are in actuality different, and alleviative them like they're identical is causing problems. Humans demonstrably like ascent up to screen-wide aoe on abilities like sweep, EQ, and tec slam. They especially admired it with cyclone, but we can accede that was overtuned because you can move while attacking.


People aswell say "melee shouldn't be able to bright like ranged skills."


Not abandoned are they conflating accurate affray (strike skills) with faux affray (EQ, sweep, etc) but they're assuming their benightedness of the adeptness of ranged skills. Juiced aoe faux affray clears the accomplished screen. You wanna assumption how abounding screens my TS or KB characters bright with a shot? Lots. Even if faux affray is accustomed the adeptness to bright abounding screens it still does not attempt with the clearspeed of ranged.


All the things humans accept said about affray is and can still be fabricated accurate application accurate affray as the old admired affray archetype. There is affluence of allowance for faux affray to be an agreeable yet altered classic that performs able-bodied in both clear and single-target, but still additional to ranged or accurate affray in their corresponding specializations.


Personally, I enjoyed the kicksin in D2 a ton, PoE currency but that array of strike-based action has little accepted address in PoE. There's no acceptable acumen to annoyance every individual affray accomplishment into the mud so that all 'melee' abilities fit some ambiguous "classic arpg archetype" that's already accepting abounding by bang skills.