Last week Blizzard asked for “focused feedback” on their changes to the legendary properties on The Furnace and Rimeheart, which were reworked as the last of the Crushing Blow-style effects to be removed from Diablo 3.
Most fans felt The Furnace changes were okay, but that Rimeheart was underpowered. Blizzard agreed, and revealed the future plan for that sword. Rimeheart changes revealed:
We’ve combed through all of this feedback, and created a summary to pass along. I have an update to share about Rimeheart, though, and I figured you’d all want to hear about it sooner rather than later.
Change Rimeheart’s proc to: “10% chance to instantly deal 7200-9600% weapon damage as Cold to Frozen enemies”
It turns out this feedback is mostly in line with what we were thinking, too. (Thanks, Druin!) In the next PTR update we’re going to buff the damage proc of Rimeheart to 10,000% weapon damage. There’s no longer a variable range on the damage proc value, so it’ll always be the full 10k. This change will be retroactive, too, so those of you already have a Rimeheart can test it out and let us know what you think.
Thanks for all of your input in this focused feedback thread. It’s been very helpful, and we’ll be sure to keep reading your posts. We’ll also be sure to mention any updates that we can, and we look forward to seeing how it all goes!
Calling this a “huge” buff over Blizzard’s initial change to the item is an understatement. From the PTR patch notes:
We’ve seen some substantial buffs to item and skill bonuses in the past, but has anything ever before been buffed by 8000% weapon damage? That’s some Goku shit, right there. It also shows just how huge the hit points of monsters in higher Grifts are, if the initial “instantly shattered” was OP, while 10000% is fine. Fine. Just fine. Fine.