Beas7ie Posted July 10, 2014 Share Posted July 10, 2014 (edited) I love Excalibur, he was my first Warframe, and I even bought Founder's package so I can get Excalibro Prime. Even though he can be fun to play as, he needs some love, after all he is not only a beginner frame but he is also the "mascot" and poster boy. He's in forums off to the side, he's on the main site where you download the game standing front and center, in the devstream 32 link he's once again standing front and center with loki and ember off to the sides. Hell there's even a large statue of him in the background of every devstream. Whenever you need them, he's always there to kick @$$, look cool, and stand proudly. Now it's time to thank him for that with some much needed improvments. Nothing too extreme just some slight tweaks. First of all, he is supposed to be "The Swordsman, yet he's not really tanky enough to get in close at high levels to effectively use melee, unlike other frames such as Rhino, Valkyr, and Ash. As "The Swordsman" he needs the tankiness to get in the bad guys faces and hit them with his sword without being CCed or instagibbed in higher levels. I know he has Radial Blind and it's a great skill but I don't want to have to basically rely on it all the time and turn what can be a very fun frame into a one trick pony. First his base stats. Health 100 to 120. Not a huge buff, just something to help his tankiness Shields These can stay the same. A slight increase wouldn't be out of the question but it's probably not necessary Speed - Slight speed increase. Maybe 1.1 or 1.2. Let him run fast so he can run up and hit the bad guys with his sword. Stamina - Stamina drains melee FAST, so increase to 130 so after he runs up to the bad guys, he can hit them more times with his sword and block more shots coming at him Power - This is good as is for now. Armor - Definitely needs an improvement. Change from 65 to 150 or so. Give him some much needed durability to get in the thick and cut people into little pieces. Now for his skills Slash Dash - It needs some tweaks. First other than an armor ignore, it is outclassed by Rhino's Charge in every way shape and form. It has a windup time, it's slower, does less damage, and has no CC for the enemies that aren't killed. I really enjoyed using this skill back when I was a newbie and remember getting all giddy when I was able to get in a position where enemies were lined up perfectly to hit 3 or more at a time. It's time to bring that back. Mainly, remove or at least decrease the cast delay. Make him move faster, after all he is trying to cut people up as quick as possible, and let it scale with your melee weapon. This will give it some good buffs without directly increasing the damage and will make it fun without making it mega OP. Radial Blind- It works great as is, though perhaps let it leave enemies open for finishers like Valkyr's Warcry and Ash's teleport. Super Jump - Ok, so you can jump high. YYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! /end sarcasm I see how this skill has some useful utility in some limited instances but it is honestly really lame compared to most other skills and in many cases can be rendered obsolete with good parkouring, coptering, etc. What this needs is to be made similar to Zephyrs ground slam skill, though on a smaller scale. First you activate it and jump like always, that remains unchanged. But then you can activate it again and bring you weapon slamming down hard. This will be much stronger than a regular air attack slam, and has a few extra bonuses. First of all if you directly hit a nonboss enemy, they get split in half vertically. If you played LoL then it's a lot like a Darius ult. Secondly, regardless of whether an enemy is hit and split a shockwave is split out in a close proximity and all enemies nearby, take damage and are stunned. It may also be nice to make them open to those fancy finishers though having both this and RB have that effect might be too much. Now for his ultimate Radial Javelin Simple changes. First of all, give the javelins their own unique models, instead of skanas mashed together. Increase the number of javelins launched and increase the range. This will give it better use and once again you won't need to just straight up buff the damage. Also make the dead enemies pinned to walls last longer so I can pull out an arm chair, have a drink, read the paper and declare the area my new big game hunter den. These are some simple changes that can give him much needed improvements and make him more fun to play as, but will still not make him "ZOMG OP EAZYMODE". What do you guys think? If you like and agree with these ideas then awesome, it would be great to see your support. If there's something you disagree with then that's fine also. But then please post why you disagree, and what you think should be done. Don't just post something like "Oh he's fine as is" or "This all sucks, you're stupid" Give actual reasons. Now let's get some love for Excalibro! Edited July 16, 2014 by Beas7ie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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