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Excalibur Improve Proposal


T_erry

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Problems that I want to improvement

1. So bad 3rd ability; Radial Javelin. As the level goes up, it's AoE nuke capacity disappear so quickly. Even it's CC capacity is so poor compare to 2nd ability; Radial Blind.

2. There is so few investment value in melee combo counter of Exalted Blade.

3. There is no investment value in Energy wave's flight speed and decay value.

4. Virtuous Slash; Exalted Blade's tactical forward stance dash forward before energy wave emit so you arrive faster than energy wave.

Improve Proposal

1. Reduce Radial Javelin's base range and increase base damage.

2. Change melee combo counter can gather both direct strike and energy wave.

3. Add function that activated by holding ability key that consume melee combo counter to affect counter's multiplier (NOT 1/4 of counter other abilities that affect 1/4 are also affect by some melee mods or it's damage bypass armor).

4. Add radial attack to Exalted Blade's heavy attack similar to Baruuk's wind wave (NOT projectile) that affect by ability range.

5. Make energy wave's flight speed affect by ability range.

6. Change energy wave emit timing of Virtuous Slash to end of dash.

 

If this proposal apply fully, Excalibur has investment value to melee combo counter and ability range. And redemption to Radial Javelin 

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1 hour ago, T_erry said:

2. There is so few investment value in melee combo counter of Exalted Blade.

3. There is no investment value in Energy wave's flight speed and decay value.

Why are these actually problems? Doesn't this open more room for other useful mods? If we don't need to focus on these we can apply mods that are more beneficial. I would rather add extra damage than worry about the flight speed or decay of the projectile. The combo counter should be done the same way as other exalted melees.

1 hour ago, T_erry said:

5. Make energy wave's flight speed affect by ability range.

What does this add? I feel like it is just a change for the sake of a change. It doesn't really seem to add a whole lot.

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Combining  Excalibur, Excalibur Prime and Excalibur Umbra, Excalibur was the most used Warframe across all platforms in 2020. Individually Excalibur was third and umbra fifth. Out of 80 or so warframes and primes. And while him being a starter will skew things a little we are talking overwhelming numbers here comparatively

Out of 80 Warframes the Excalibur’s account for 8.77% of all playtime last year. Wukong comes pretty close with a combined 8.3% but compare that to the likes of the Banshees who are stuck at like 0.43% etc. 

Chances are he’s not due for an update until that changes. Maybe a tweak here and there. Probably not.

DE has a history of nerfing or adjusting things that are being played in overwhelming numbers. Even if they are not OP. Improving Excalibur(s) is likely going to push his numbers into heavy nerf territory. But they aren’t going to do that to the starter and poster boy unicorn. 
 

So I feel it would be best to temper your expectations and hope for the best.

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