with life node, endurance charge, inner force and elemntal adaptation nerf, now people that use high life RF (use max life pool for damage) is useless, while people that using low life RF build (shavrone chest + rf + all other low life equip and benefit) continuosly being buffed mostly every patch with new unique that benefit for low life and spellcaster, not to mention that this low life RF build already being most OP build atm
why GGG make unpopular high life RF build useless while popular and OP low life RF build continously being buffed? can GGG member please explain this to me? cause iam using high life RF build, thanks
edit: i have some suggestion: make RF damage based on 100% max life instead of 50%, and do something about that 3% max resist loss from elemntal adaptation, but i dont have any idea for that yet
i think high life RF build need a buff, not a big nerf that can make it useless, why?
because this build was already unpopular build compared to LA ranger, FP, low life RF, ROA, ground slam marauder, dual totem spark, dual totem ice spear, ele cleave, EB templar, LS CI/templar, and other build that we know are very popluar, and why is high life RF unpopular?
1.u need rise of the phoenix shield, all regen node + elemntal adaptation, and lv 20 purity + vitality to sustain RF without losing life, and achieving lv 20 purity is not easy, u must be lv 80+ to make it lv 20
2.high life RF build have a high risk like all other melee build, because RF ring of fire without inc.aoe support gem is really tiny, so u must always face to face with monster in order to kill them
3.high life RF user can killed instantly when enemy cast curse like flammibility or elemntal weakness
4.RF gem cant be linked with other support gem EXCEPT inc. area of effect, just that one support gem only, this make it less powerfull compared to other skill gem, especially when u want to farm rarity, because IIR and IIQ gem also not work with RF
5.inc burning damage from gem or passive node do increase ur RF damage, but it will also increase the damage U TAKE per second
6.early game before u can maintain RF, u must popping ruby flask all the time in order to survive
7.late game when u have rise of the phoenix, all regen node and EA, and lv20 purity+vitality, finally u can sustain RF, even when all of that is done, high life RF DPS is LOW compared to other build, because its do damage based on 50% of ur max LIFE, so example u have 5k life at lv 80, so u just do 2.5k damage MAX, because u must also calculate enemy fire resist, so if enemy have 50% fire resist, u just do 1.25k DPS, that is REALLY LOW compared to other build at that level
8.thats why its really needed RF to be always-on skill, because if its not (like before rise of phoenix is introduced), high life RF build must struggle when PARTY because they NEED to kill in order to sustain the "popping ruby flask ritual", but that was not an easy task because RF DPS is LOW compared to other build, its become worsen with new patch that nerfing life node and EA, high life RF build is officially dead because they must do that popping ruby flask ritual again, this time its harder because lower life mean lower survivability and lower damage