Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

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Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

Post by Shujin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Guardian Spirit is an interesting trait but I feel that certain youkai just do a lot worse as one than other. I always felt that snowcrow was weird with it's effects anyway.

Snow Crow for example has no REAL utility in most cases, and is really squishy.

Currently it's skill set is a bit strange as partner as non summoner but could tweaked to be a bit more useful:

Cryser: It increases Str/Cel of the snow crow, both stats are not useful to it however as it neither effects turn order nor it's damage anymore. Not to mention that you even have to hit weakness for it to begin with. So pretty hard to pull off.
Ice Armor:Good skill, but only useable on it's self, but it's so squishy it's barely worth it on him.
Snowfall: It only lasts one turn, its a fast youkai, but if you happen to be faster you can barely use the tiles for anything.(Unless you do weird skip games)

I do not really want all of these, more of a Eihter or basis but:
Cryser: Make it increase Ski/Cel, and make it share the status with it's summoner. OR make it inflict frostbite Level/3 (20 max)
Ice Armor: Make it useable on an ally in one tile range.
Snowfall: Make it last for 2 turns atleast.


There are certainly more youkai that could need tiny tweaks in general since many of them are relicts of pre GR, but I felt snowcrow was one of the most weird ones.

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Re: Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

Post by Spoops » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:58 pm

Frostbite already belongs to Yukionna, a more useful status for Cryser is probably Celcius, also it ties in with the name somewhat better.

Ice Armor is a very good skill but I feel as if it might as well be a passive, given how long it lasts, also I believe the summoner needs to have him installed to gain this anyway.

Snowfall is something I can agree with here, it lasts too little for the snow crow itself, given a summoner can just use it passively and get the talent that extends tile duration.

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Re: Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

Post by Shujin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:19 pm

I feel the frostbite fits thematically better, considering he does leave ice tiles behind, but I can get behind Celsius aswell. The stats and condition were just super weird to me, nowadays. I made it weaker than Yukionnas on purpose aswell.

Ice Armor is very good, but it also locks you down to a fire weakness, why I think it's not SO terrible. Also if it's 1 tile range ally skill, the crow will almost certainly get in the splash zone of any AoE and die very quickly. Which I think makes it certainly not OP. But also certainly good.

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Re: Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

Post by Snake » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:23 pm

Won't you rather have the trait summon Yukionna instead? I think Snow Crow is a pretty boring one, when compared to the other Youkai.
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Re: Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

Post by Raigen.Convict » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Well my boy Snake let's say this, if you have to say 'why not replace it, it's useless' that means there is inherently a problem with this youkai that should be addressed to help it NOT be considered for the chopping block. At this point though I'm done trying to suggest youkai changes, so you guys figure this one out.
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Re: Guradian Spirit: Snow Crow

Post by Shujin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:42 pm

Pretty much this, I rather have snowcrow a bit buffed so it's generally not considered dead weight with its squishyness and near impossible to pull off effects, instead of just getting one of the stronger youkais.

There are a lot more youkai that need adjustments because their effects are just old, but I am lazy so I take the guardian spirit one first.

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