- Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:11 pm
In pvp it was annoying to see so many people spam this weapon art, but if you got the timing down it was punishable. However, saying this weapon is a shadow of its former self is true, it is now something other than an ash of war spammer. Players now chose this weapon because of its unique qualities that set it apart from other weapons. It is a fire and bleed weapon that allows you to chose which stat you wish to invest in, being either dexterity or arcane, arcane increases bleed and fire damage while dexterity increases raw damage, allowing you to customize this weapon to your preferred playstyle. On top of that, while the ash of wars ridiculous damage has been reduced, it is now used in its more intended purpose, as a ranged weapon art that punishes whiffs and missed ashes of war. On top of that, it rewards the player for being more strategic with it as when you land the ash of war with the actual blade it does increased damage, promoting timing and strategy rather than mindless spamming. Sure the weapon isn't the godlike damage monster that it used to be, but now it has evolved into a more skill based weapon that with practice can still be powerful in the right hands.