So I’ve been thinking, what if the devs made either side of the tree 100% symmetrical and made the left side 100% dot based and the right side 100% blaster based?
My idea here warrant that they combine MF and MS, to really make things work. potentially bottlenecking the tree at MSp’s location, having us choose between MS modified MF or MSp - functionality explained further down
And that they change our mastery (multi hit style again plz), and make VB into a spender talent as a choice node with DP. And make VB heal 100% of damage done seeing as blaster side doesn’t have any passive self heal
As mentioned before the left side would be dot based but central left side as single target dot/MF modifiers and outer left as aoe dot/MF modifiers and this side getting Dark Evangelism as their burst and a Malefic Rapture like ability as their aoe spender, which extends the duration of the dots
The right side will function the same way but with focus on MB/MSp
MSp would replace MF as our filler and hit every target within x yards of main target, this is because MS is baked into MF, so that both fillers are aoe capable.
This side would get good ol’ 20% damage increase VF as burst, and Cascade as aoe spender.
At the same spot on either side of the tree Vampiric Insight and “insert name here”, this is MSp based which will make MB 33% faster to cast per stack, stacks 3 times, upon reaching 3 stacks the CD of MB is reset
The central column would be utility/Bender/PL. PL will work as it does but add a modifier for blaster build so that MSp will leave a non damaging debuff on all targets hit, linking them all together
We basically got what we need for it already, for the dot side stuff needs to be condensed a little, meaning combining some of the weaker stuff and the blaster side basically separating the functions of MSp and coming up with some aoe based talents to fill it out
And SFP be gone with it, so that the central capstone talent could either buff or reduce the cost of spenders
This thought process kinda originated in the original Evoker tree, but could fit shadow very well, and suit several play styles and reduce our massive button bloat