So I thought it may be useful to start suggestion threads for such special abilities. Here are my suggestions for the Sword of The Temple Guard special ability:
castFreezingRay(method): a variant of the Emperor’s Gloves’
castLightning, which deals less damage and adds a freezing effect¹ to the stricken enemies.
freeze(passive effect): when
attack()ing, has a 20~50% chance of adding a freezing effect to target.
¹ By “freezing effect” I mean a new effect that effectively freezes the target, that is, they cannot move, attack nor perform special abilities. Ideally, their code execution would be completely frozen for the duration of the effect.
What do you guys think? Feel free to suggest improvements to my suggestions or make your own suggestions.
Let’s keep this discussion specific to the “Sword of The Temple Guard” item. I’ll make separate threads for other items.
Please avoid specifying exact values (e.g. for damage, cooldowns, effect duration, chance of activation). Game balance is hard™, so it is better to give more abstract ideas and let the developers do the balancing after implementing and playtesting the ideas.
Don’t see the item you want to discuss listed above? Feel free to create your own thread.