Now that BFA’s final patch has been released and all the Allied race’s that we will have are now implemented. Its crazy to see just how much of a niche the LFD are.
Here are their racials for those unfamiliar:
Light’s Judgment: Call down a strike of Holy energy, dealing Holy damage to enemies within 5 yards after 3 sec. 40 yd. 2.5 min CD. Instant.
Demonbane: Experience gained from killing Demons increased by 20%.
Light’s Reckoning: When you die the Light avenges you, dealing Holy damage to enemies within 8 yards and healing allies.
Holy Resistance: Reduces Holy damage taken by 1%.
- Forge of Light: Summon a Forge of Light, enabling Blacksmithing. Blacksmithing skill increased by 10.
So looking at the above racials we can surmise that as a race with 5 classes Warrior, Paladin, Hunter, Priest & Mage. Only 2 of those classes are truly fitted for this race. Then spec wise we see that there really is nothing for a healer at all.
But wait isn’t the LFD basically bathed in the light, where are the heal’s? Well take another look and you’ll see it baked into an “On Death” to represent the lights healing power. Now to me that sounds very silly because although life becomes light and visa versa as said my alternate universe Velen. We know that in SoO that the Light cleanses but it is not gentle. So I think this is what the developers were going for originally. But it doesn’t represent the best of the light and that should be healing first.
The forge is fine but reinforces that they are only good for their plate wearing classes but that’s fine if changes were made elsewhere and the same can be said for Demonsbane.
So what can we do about it?
A few ideas for a new onuse ability:
Use the standard Draenei as inspiration for the revamp of the racial
Lights Presence: Increases all your primary stats by ?% for ? seconds
Wrath of the Naaru Explode with Holy Energy dealing Holy Damage to nearby enemies and Healing allies over ? seconds
Represent the idea of lightspeed, Why? Traveling towards Argus in a ship surrounded by light.
Lightspeed: Increases your haste by 5% and movement speed by 25% for 15 secs. 3 min CD
New Passive ideas:
I like the idea of the Mechagnomes racial and would like to see a version of it for the LFD once they start the crusade its difficult to stop.
1000 Year Crusade, The call of the light fills you every 5 secs, increasing your Haste stat by 1% stacking up 4 times, this vigour decays while out of combat.
A generic idea to try and provide something for everyone
Path of the Light, 1% increased healing done and received.
Now my ideas might not be the best I’m not a game designer but I can recognise issues and the LFD just don’t fit the narrative of warriors of the light and that’s a shame as they do seem like a cool race with a lot of history. I would honestly like to play one but as a healer without any changes I just can’t bring myself to it and that’s pretty sad unless a rework is done.