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Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: October 25, 2019 20:19:23
by Melody
Why does the skill literally get worse when the enemy is below 25 health? You don't get the health steal anymore.
Aside from being unintuitive, this just seems like a really unnecessary weakness to me. Could the skill not just be coded to always heal 35(or a little less, if desired for balance), instead of stealing the health?

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: October 25, 2019 20:21:03
by 6th
To be honest, if they took away his alternative skills and made the steal move the same he would prob be balanced. 1 cooldown on both his moves and he’s solid

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: October 25, 2019 20:49:06
by Melody
6th wrote:
October 25, 2019 20:21:03
To be honest, if they took away his alternative skills and made the steal move the same he would prob be balanced. 1 cooldown on both his moves and he’s solid
Eh, to me, he looks like a prime rework candidate. His Heart Steal is just all kinds of confusing atm. The instakill part of it seems like a pure detriment.
He seems pretty weak to me currently, too. His Heartsteal is the only thing that looks like an actual asset.

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: October 25, 2019 21:13:59
by Laphy
His heart steal is his best skill imo.

I agree with a rework though. Would be nice if he plays with elements or summoning slaves.

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: October 25, 2019 21:43:50
by Melody
Laphy wrote:
October 25, 2019 21:13:59
His heart steal is his best skill imo.

I agree with a rework though. Would be nice if he plays with elements or summoning slaves.
It definitely is. All his other skills are pretty medium, though. He really lacks strong stuff, especially for being a rather costly character.

It's just that instakill... is there ever a situation it is actually an advantage?


Regardless of all of that, he deserves a rework.

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: November 7, 2019 6:59:15
by InvokeNox
Yeah a rework to play into his theme would be nice, but for the time being, his Heart Steal is well, not worth using IMO.Costs 1 blood 1 random, is affected by destructible defense,an enormous cooldown and by the time you get to use it , Kakuzu is pretty much dead.

Heart Steal : Cost : 1 bloodline , cooldown : 2.Kakuzu steals 20 health from one enemy and his next skill used will have its cost changed to random chakra.For example you have Atsugai costing 1 nin 1 random, u use Heart Steal, and the next turn , the skill will cost 2 randoms.

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: November 7, 2019 8:11:40
by aab2
wtf i didnt actually notice this skill being changed.... terrible... the old effect was even better

Re: Kakuzus Heart Steal

Posted: December 4, 2019 1:38:19
by Eye4anEye
I actually like his buff. Though I definitively agree that his Heart Steal should steal the remaining life of the target character. 4 cooldown is pretty long though, 3 should do it, or put to two but 25 health.
Why is he a good character IMO? No, his skills aren't much 'strong and he his costly that's for sure.

Here's the way I see him ;

First off, he is a very versatile character. He uses Blood-Nin-Gen, giving you a guarantee you can at least hit with something on a turn and not getting f****d with the chakra system (which you all better know like me happens often). He also can do : stun (chakra and ranged skills which is a rare stun), piercing damage, affliction damage and AoE damage. For 1 char that's pretty versatile.
Second he has a melee/phys skill, phys/ranged and chakra/ranged class skills making him difficult to completely nulify with any kind of stun (apart for full stuns ofc) or with invulnerabilities (to chakra or phys skills for example).
Lastly, well, he can heal.

I actually like to use this char, goes very well with Minato and a good tai user.