“In 3.1.0 we’re planning to improve how the Lightning Tendrils skill gem functions,” Grinding Gear Games says. “This includes small changes to its mechanics and a major change to its visuals to make it feel more intense and powerful. Since we introduced the channelling system, Lightning Tendrils has felt out of place as it uses the channeling animations but has a fixed length spellcast with four hits. This confused a lot of new players. Many also felt that it was unintuitive that you couldn’t change direction while casting.”
The updated skill will indeed be a channeling skill with updated graphics, fixing that problem and “making it more reliable and powerful for long sustained casting against tougher foes.”
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