It’s evident with the recent Bone Spear and AoV HF nerfs that the other meta DPS top dog was left inexplicably untouched. I’m of course talking about Firebird Mirror Images (FB MI). This is made more startling by ethereals, sending FB MI’s power through the roof via a whopping 300% sheet damage boost in Mang Song’s Lesson.
This means more drastic 150 time attacks in groups as well as solo, in the manner of Season 22, as well as a potential return of the dreaded 3-support meta.
Granted, this wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for FB MI’s underwhelming playstyle:
- Horribly unreliable pet AI
- Reliance on channeling/standing still
- (Regarding solo) A playstyle that revolves around killing elites to the exclusion of trash, so that you are rewarded for fishing elites rather than skillfully creating density
With that in mind FB MI can be nerfed in a simple way:
- Remove the interaction of MIs with FB 6 piece
This would enable FB flame blades–a potentially much more exciting build–to become competitive, and open the door for other RGK builds (including flame blades itself).