I know this staff was touched on early when the Patch Notes came out, but I’d like to bring it further out in the open and propose that this item changes.
Why, oh why, is this item not compatible with the Permanent Wraith nodes? Yeah, I know that’s what it’s designed to do. My question is WHY would anyone combine a rapidly decreasing Wraith with an additional constant 6% Health Drain?
I assumed that the entire purpose of this Staff was to make a pseudo-permanent Wraith build where the Health Drain was sufficient to discourage making a 40-50 minion Army and instead focus exclusively on the Wraiths while using other skills (Wraith’s heal on Crit node + Aura of Decay’s healing) to overcome the staff’s constant Drain + increased damage taken from Dread Shade or Infernal Shade.
I know this may possibly be abused with Fire + Crit Fire minions since they leech more than enough with Crits, but I’d look into the Skeleton Fire Arrow + Skeleton Fire Mage damage and Crit potential before completely gutting the concept of a Wraith build. You already have to dedicate multiple skills, idol slots, and your survivability by having a 2H staff instead of a shield. Can we please have it so that we can have 10+ permanent Wraiths and actually enjoy the Necro mastery class. Please?