A subject I havent seen so much appear yet
We can all agree than this idea of empowering your character for good is important and satisfying.
But the actual modifiers doesn’t feel that way at all in my opinion. I just cant see how after struggling to kill a boss on multiple try, getting +% of loot or gold make in confident enough to face the future challenging than the game have to offer.
So, I just beaten the lvl 75 timeline after few try, challenging, had to look closely at my gear, resistances, my skills in detail etc
It wasn’t easy but very satisfying once I got him, I just gotten a list of blessing who should make me feel more powerful for the future challenging I will face. But it wasn’t the case at all.
Blessing should be empower your character and make it feel like good jump forward, I’m struggling with one timeline, I beat it, but my character doesn’t feel like progress, I don’t see how having more xp or 50% drop one hand weapon will help me in the future, especially when I have a end game unique weapon for my build.
In my opinion, the first tier blessing are hot garbage, lets say it. and the end tiers are Quality of Life (crit avoidance, mana pool) or a bit more damage (more crit, more fire damage etc) I dont feel like this is enough. I reckon those should be trivialize in the game in general, more passive point, affix higher in gear etc… The paladin tree have all those things in the passive tree, I do think all classes should have more choices like that in general
My solution would be:
We have 5 skills, so the pool of blessing will pick one of those skills, empowerment would be something like
Ring of shield add one more shield in the rotation
Aura of decay reduce damage overtime taken
Death seal last 1 more second
Your minion have more leech
Sweep have increased attack speed
You name it, I know it seems like a lot of work to balance and implementation but all the passives are already there and this would really look like a meaningful choices, builds diversity, empowerment of your character progression overall, and make you feel like you are on good path to take out the future challenges