In Conclave, we want every archetype to support a mix of play styles, so that you can choose to emphasize damage-dealing, long-term survival, intra-party synergies, unlocking story options, or any combination therefore. With the Vanguard and Beacon, one choice you have to make is whether to put points into Strength, which grants damage bonuses to attacks with Bludgeon and Polearm weapons.
Based on your feedback and our own experience, this bonus seems to be underperforming. So we've decided to boost it.
Before, Strength-based attacks dealt +1 damage at Strength 8 and +2 at Strength 11. Now, Strength-based attacks deal +1 damage at Strength 7, +2 at Strength 9, and +3 at Strength 11.
That means that:
- All starting Vanguards now deal +1 damage with their attacks. Forgeborn Beacons do as well.
- Other Beacons can get the +1 by boosting Strength at level 4.
- The +2 bonus is much more achievable in general, and +3 is possible.
While this might not sound like a big difference, it adds up quickly considering how many times it comes up. If you're an offense-minded player, you should see results like the following a bit more often:
Try it out, and let us know what you think.