Originally Posted by pieceofmeat
The spells I feel have the most negative impact now is DI, Hotw and Beacons. ..
Agreed. This more than anything made MS a must have spell in order to break stacks of buffs. The idea that we have a crapload of extra power points (20) does not help matters much as there is little sacrifice to get these strong spells. MS included. At 50 you had to choose carefully and sacrifice . Now not so. You can have it all.
This broke balance badly as you can have an all around build at 60. This is why I am of the opinion that WarMasters is probably the worst expansion ever done and probably will ever be done (knock on wood). Its failures are so wide and extensive that it would probably need a whole sub forum just to cover it all. Make no mistake , MS abuse is just a side effect of that.
Try skilling at level 60 and leave 20 points reserve. You will see how hard killer combo spells are to get without a lot of sacrifice. MS included.
MS is a problem yes but, the entire balance since WarMasters update is a total disaster and MS abuse just exposes what was already lurking there underneath. In other words MS only becomes a problem (like Dispell) because of a glut of points.
SO yes I would have to agree with Ulti that MS could go but only in the context of the terrible state of balance the game finds itself in at the moment.
Had they just took the time to insulate the levelling system of Warmasters tree (and beyond) from the conventional levelling system with its discipline and power points, they could have avoided so many problems. Actually they could still do it with the system they have. I have a few ideas that might work. Let's see how NGD handles it.