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Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by yovargas, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. yovargas

    yovargas IncGamers Member

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    Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    I'm not necessarily looking for what skill you think looks the most fun or the most useful. I'm looking for what skill you think just looks the best/worst to you, whether it be great art and animation or just a really crappy concept.

    My pick for the best is the Barbarian Seismic Slam. The thing just looks like it has so much power behind it, like the Barb is absolutely wrecking everything in his path. In general I think they've done a great job of making the barb look just really damn tough.

    My least favorite is a tossup between two Monk skills - that silly bell and seven sided strike. The bell because...it's a magic bell. WTF. I'm guessing a lot of people like SSS but I get a really strong anime vibe from it which I really dislike and which feels really out of place to me.

    What are your pics?
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    well lamest must be Wizards Arcane Blast. just looks so... powerless.

    coolest? something Wd would do for sure, not really sure about else
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Meteor looks well done.

    Call of the Ancients looks to be very lame.

    But to be fair I couldn't tell you a single monk ability. I'm guessing they have one of the most lame abilities. :)
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?


    But we haven't seen it yet? [​IMG]


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    I don't like the mechanics of it, regardless of how it looks.



     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Without even consulting a skill list I'd say the coolest skill is most likely either a Wizard skill or a Witch Doctor skill, and the lamest one is one of the Monk skills. Which one, I can't say but that is usually how these things work.
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    I really like how the new whirlwind looks (multiple copies of barb swirling!) and witch doctors horrify.
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    I would say out of the skills I've seen so far, Arcane Torrent is my favorite. It's just raw energy pounding the hell out of whatever is unlucky enough to be in the vicinity. Also, the main draw for it for me is how it rains down from an angle rather than from above.

    The lamest would undoubtedly be a buff skill or one of those moves such as Plague of Locusts that the Witch Doctor is able to cast on his mongrels.
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Wizards Slow time is epic!
    I like the WDs Plage that can be combined with his pets, great idea! Acid vomiting is great too!
    Barbs Leap attack is great, almost overpowered!
    Monks Way of a thousand fists (or something like that) is great, explosions please!
    Demon Hunter...hmmmm only that one that throws that knife nova around.

    Lamest..
    Wizards Misiles are to generic to me...
    Witchdoctors dart throw is really lame, kill diablo with a dart? Dont make me laugh to death!
    Barbs Hammer of the ancient is bad, really bad!!! I Dont like hammers :p
    Monks Holly bell skill, i dont want! :O
    DH, all the others that implies arrow shooting, it only looks like he/she is using different ammo with different effects, nothing special! Still need to see more of this char!
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Agree with all those! :thumbup: Well, except I like all the DH skills. They're completely illogical to a nearly distracting degree but they all look damn cool IMO. :)


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Lamest: Tie between plague of toads and poison dart.

    Coolest: I would have to say seven sided strike.
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    coolest - i'm lovin firebats and furious charge

    lamest - hands down the alabaster rune for acid cloud.
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Just a small correction: according to latest info Locust Swarm and other spells cannot be cast on Zombie Dogs anymore (or mongrels, whichever name you like more :)). Their effect can probably be reproduced by putting skill runes into Zombie Dogs.

    For me the coolest skill has to be Seven Sided Strike. I was wishing for this kind of a skill to be implemented in a game for so long. When I saw it in the monk unveil video I couldn't stop smiling.

    Choosing the lamest skill is hard, because every skills looks cool to me. The strangest ability though has to be the monk skill Wave of Light, runed to summon a bell. Whenever I see it I can only say one thing: Why? WHY?


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Which one is that?


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    its were he vomits the acid, the flavor fits with his theme but its functionally useless compared to the other runes. it is a foot or 2 wider than the original spell but every other rune effect is so much better. bigger aoe,instant damage, dot, slimes spawn
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    If it's the functionally you don't care for and not the look, then it don't belong in this thread. ;)

    (Whether or not it's good or not depends entirely on how much dmg it does relative to the others. Since it's range and AoE is so much smaller, I'd expect it to hurt a lot more.)
     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Thank you for correcting me. He is my least favorite of the classes; I was going off of that hella old gameplay footage from 2008 haha.


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Maybe vomiting blinds people you hit while doing damage too. Could be useful in PvP. Or maybe it just does more instant damage in a smaller area. It can be a lot of things.


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    Im sure it'll have some pros like more damage for being a close ranged skill, it also looks like more pvp oriented and who knows, maybe you can turn your head while vomiting making circle around you (strategy wise..)
    I like that skill just for the sake of its animation, its somehow brutal and reminds me of the Exorcist! :p

    I also like the barbs Ancient Spear, reminds me to Scorpions "Get over here", but the chained harpoon should be much smaller!

    [​IMG]


    Thanks for the update, still a shame thou...


     
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    Re: Pick: what is the coolest/lamest skill so far?

    agree, that skill just looks cool.

    As for the lamest, would have to go with one of the Barb's Shouts


     

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