PSO2 Episode 5: Balance Adjustments

Episode 5: Balance Adjustments

2017 July 26th Sep 27th Dec 6th Dec 20th
2018 Feb 21st Oct 10th    

 

Hunter

Hunter Class Skills

Guard Stance Advance

  • Increased its power and duration.

Wired Lance

Wired Lance

  • Increased the power of basic and step attacks.
Photon Arts Adjustment Details
Bind Through Increased Power
Grapple Charge Increased Power
Heavenly Fall Increased Power
Other Spin Increased Power
Holding Current Increased Power
Air Pocket Swing Increased Power
Cerberus Dance Increased Power
Cerberus Dance Type-Zero Increased Power
Increased Customized Recipe Power
Adapt Spin Reduced PP Consumption

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

 

Partisan

Photon Art Contents
Slide Shaker Increased Power
Speed Rain
Increased Power
Rising Flag Increased Power
Rising Flag Type-Zero Increased Power
Increased Customized Recipe Power
Increased Movement Speed
It is now easier to stop when hitting the enemy.
Zenith Throw Increased Power
Trick Rave Increased Power
Slide End Increased Power
Assault Buster Increased Power
Bandersnatch Increased Power
Vol Graptor Reduced Charging Times
Increased PP consumption
Reduced Power
Tear Grid Increased Power

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Fighter

Knuckles

Knuckles

  • Increased the power of basic attacks and step attacks.
Photon Art Contents
Ducking Blow Increased Power
Flicker Jab Increased Power
Pendulum Roll Increased Power
Slide Upper Increased Power
Slide Upper Type-Zero Increased Power
Increased Customize Recipe Power
Quake Howling Increased Power
Surprise Knuckle Increased Power
Flash Thousand Increased Power
Backhand Smash Increased Power
Heartless Impact Decreased PP consumption

Ranger

Class Skill

Class Skill Contents
Weak Bullet Reduced damage to 120%.
Removed Weak Bullet Jamming.
Increased the number of shots.
Adjusted the Recast time.
Weak Hit Advance 1
Weak Hit Advance 2

Added specifications to apply the effect to the Weak Bulleted area.

This will also apply to the potentials:

  • Crushing Blow
  • Exact Median
  • Absolute Void

The effect itself will still apply to weak areas.

Mirage Shot
Panic Shot
Jellen Shot
Increased Power

 

Assault Rifle

Photon Art Contents
Piercing Shell Increased Power
Grenade Shell Increased Power
Increased Projectile speed.
Diffuse Shell Increased Power
Impact Slider Increased Power
Sneak Shooter Increased Power
A portion of the animation will have invincibility frames.

 

Launcher

Launcher

  • Buffed the power of basic attacks.

Gunner

Class Skill

Class Skill Contents
Chain Trigger Nerfed its power.
Improved the Recast Times
Improved chaining duration.
Chain Finish’s duration will not change.
Chain Finish Changed specifications to make the effect Main Class only.
Changed specifications to make the effect valid for Striking/Ranged when TMGs are equipped.
※The above two changes would be considered a nerf.
Buffed its power.
※The power along with Chain Trigger wold be worse than that of June 10th’s.

 

Twin Machine Guns

Twin Machine Guns

  • Improved the Gear accumulation with Dive Roll Shoot and Basic Attacks
Photon Art Contents
Elder Rebellion Buffed the power.
Grim Barrage Buffed the power.

 

Force

Class Skills

Class Skill Contents
Flame Mastery 1 Adjusted the effect values per levels.
Flame Mastery 2 Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, adjusted the effect values per level.
Ice Mastery 1 Adjusted the effect values per levels.
Ice Mastery 2 Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, adjusted the effect values per level.
Bolt Mastery 1 Adjusted the effect values per levels.
Bolt Mastery 2 Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, adjusted the effect values per level.

 

Techer

Class Skills

Class Skill Contents
Wind Mastery 1 Adjusted the effect values per level.
Wind Mastery 2 Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, Adjusted the effect values per level.
Light Mastery 1 Adjusted the effect values per level.
Light Mastery 2 Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, Adjusted the effect values per level.
Dark Mastery 1 Adjusted the effect values per level.
Dark Mastery 2 Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, adjusted the effect values per level.
Wand Lovers Changed the level cap to 5.
Due to this, adjusted the effect values per level.
Adjusted the skill disk levels obtained in Challenge Quests
Wand Reactor Changed the Level Cap to 1.
Adjusted the effect values in accordance.
Wand Gear Element Changed the Level Cap to 1.
Adjusted the effect values in accordance.
Shifta Advance Changed the level cap to 5.
Adjusted the effect values in accordance.
Shifta Critical Adjusted the prerequisite acquiring level.
Changed the level cap to 5.
Adjusted the effect values in accordance.
Shifta Strike Adjusted the prerequisite acquiring level.
Deband Advance Changed the level cap to 5.
Adjusted the effect values in accordance.
Deband Cut Adjusted the prerequisite acquiring level.
Changed the level cap to 5.
Adjusted the effect values in accordance.
Deband Toughness Adjusted the prerequisite acquiring level.

 

Technics

Fire

Photon Arts Contents
Foie Buffed power.
Blazing Foie
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed the power.
Rafoie Reduced the distance when using TPS view.
Nafoie Buffed the power.
Blazing Nafoie
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed the power.

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Ice

Photon Arts Contents
Barta Buffed its power.
Reduced charging times.
Ice Fang Barta
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Gibarta Buffed its power.
Ice Fang Gibarta
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Rabarta Buffed its power.
Reduced charging times.
Ice Fang Rabarta
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Sabarta Buffed its power.
Reduced charging times.
Reduced the distance when using TPS view.
Ice Fang Sabarta
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Ilbarta Reduced the distance when using TPS view.

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Lightning

Photon Art Contents
Gizonde Buffed Power
Reduced Charging Times
Supercharged Gizonde
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed Power
Razonde Reduced Charging Times
Sazonde Reduced Charging Times
Zondeel Buffed Power
Supercharged Zondeel
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed Power
Nazonde Buffed Power
Supercharged Nazonde
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed Power
Supercharged Ilzonde
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed Power

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Wind

Photon Art Contents
Gizan Reduced PP Consumption
Reduced charging time.
Windslicer Gizan
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its Power
Razan Reduced PP Consumption
Reduced the distance when using TPS view. 
Windslicer Razan
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its Power
Sazan Reduced charging time.
Reduced the distance when using TPS view.
Windslicer Sazan
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its Power
Zanverse Will no longer take the effects of Skills and Potentials.
Ilzan Buffed its Power

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Light

Photon Art Contents
Grants Buffed its power.
Reduced the distance when using TPS view.
Brilliant Grants
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Gigrants Buffed its power.
Gigrants Type-Zero Decreased PP consumption during activation.
Brilliant Ragrants
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Nagrants Reduced charging time.
Brilliant Nagrants
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Ilgrants Buffed its power.
Brilliant Ilgrants
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Dark

Photon Art Contents
Megid Buffed its power.
Umbral Megid
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Umbral Gimegid
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Samegid Buffed its power.
Umbral Samegid
Recipe: 1 ~ 3
Buffed its power.
Ilmegid Reduced charging time.

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

 

Compound Technics

Compound Technics

  • Compound Technics will now have recast times.
  • Zandion will receive increased power.

Braver

Katana

Photon Art Contents
Tsukimi-sazanka Decreased PP consumption.
Gekka-zakuro Decreased PP consumption.
Hien-tsubaki Buffed its power.
Buffed the amount of gear accumulated.
Buffed the rotation speed at the start of the attack.
Asagiri-rendan Adjusted the motion speed.
Adjusted the timing of Just Attacks.
Buffed its power.
Decreased PP consumption.
Nerfed the amount of gear accumulated.
Shunka-shunran Adjusted the motion speed.
Buffed its power.
Adjusted the power distribution.
Fudou-kuchinashi Decreased PP consumption.

 

Bullet Bow

Bullet Bows

  • Buffed the power of charged basic attacks.
Photon Art Contents
Master Shot Buffed its power
Adjusted power distribution.
Torrential Arrow Decreased PP consumption.
Buffed AoE when charged.
Gravity Point Reduced charging time.
Buffed bullet speed when charged.
Adjusted the timing of explosion when charged.
Sharp Bomber Type-Zero Increased PP consumption.
Final Nemesis Buffed its power
Tritt Shooter Buffed its power
Tritt Shooter Type-Zero Buffed its power
Buffed Customized Recipe Power
Banishing Arrow Increased PP Consumption
Nerfed its power.
Million Storm Buffed its power

※Recipe adjustments will apply to newly created custom disks after the update.

Bouncer

Elemental Stance

  • Buffed the power of non-weak element.

Jet Boots

  • Buffed the power of basic attacks and step attacks.

Gran Wave

  • Buffed its power.
  • Adjusted the power distribution.

 

Summoner

Dear Master

  • Buffed the activation rate

Reserve Recovery

  • Buffed the amount of HP restored.

Maron Strike

  • Nerfed the power within its 2nd stage.
  • Increased the number of hits required to expand into its 3rd stage.

Melon Strike

  • Changed specifications to return it to its initial state without exploding when a certain amount of time has passed in its 3rd stage.

※The third stage for each pet is considered its maximum expansion.

 

Other Changes

Enemy Adjustments

In accordance to the Weak Bullet adjustments, certain enemies in the following quests will have their HP adjusted on Super Hard and lower.

  • Mining Base Defense: Invasion
  • Mining Base Defense: Intrusion
  • Mining Base Defense: Demise
  • Mining Base Defense: Despair
  • Profound Invasion
  • Paragon of Deceit: Loser
  • Ebon-Wing Vanguard
  • Utterly Profound

In accordance to the Weak Bullet adjustment, certain enemies in the following quests will have their HP adjusted on Extra Hard and lower.

  • Annihilator’s Apparition
  • Annihilator Purification

ARKS Interception Silhouette

  • Nerfed the effect of [Weak Buster] from A.I.S

Each class’s adjustments will occur after July 26th, 2017’s maintenance.

 

 

12 thoughts on “PSO2 Episode 5: Balance Adjustments

    1. And you’re probably a Br/Hu main to be this stupid. 2min compound CD.. But sure, buffing a bunch of completely useless techs and crafts (lmao umbral gimegid are u srs) is gonna make up for that.

    2. You know what? It’s called rebalancing. There’s something wrong with a class if 99% of it’s population is doing the exact same PA/tech over and over again. Like we had enough of Ragrants > Ragrants > comp tech bullshit, it’s just so broken, especially in maggy where you could fill your entire comp bar in like 10 seconds.

      Other tech needs some love too, Ice tree is basically useless aside from Ilbarta. Not only ice tree, there’s sooo many unusable tech from other tree because it’s either too long to cast, too low power, or both. I’m glad Sega actually cares to rebalance this issue.

      If you’re not happy because your precious rainbow cupcake class got ‘nerfed’ for your playstyle, then find new playstyle, experiment through new meta, don’t be so whiny about it.

      That aside, I’m actually curious if buffed Brilliant Resta/Umbral Gimegid could outdps their concentration counterpart. I’m genuinely interested on how this whole new rebalance works out, can’t wait to do some experiments xD

      P.S. guren nerf when :'(

    3. Too bad PSO2 endgame is revolved around improving individual performance and comparing @$&! size… otherwise this would’ve been a fair idea.

    4. Wait …. where did you get the idea that il barta is the only good ice tech and that ice trees are useless outside that … Explain that to me.

    1. I dunno, while I can agree that Br is easily one of, if not THE strongest class, I never see them at the top of DPS charts, despite a majority of the party being Brs

      Top is unsurpisingly mostly Forces, Fighters, and Gunners(RIP)

      In any case, I feel like these buffs will open up more options for Katana users. My friend got bored of the game and quit playing because Katanas only used 1-2 PAs, katana combat, and literally nothing else, gameplay became very stale. Perhaps sega is testing the waters. If people are still using nothing but Guren and that other PA that everyone uses (sorry not a Br main) they will probably nerf them at a later date.

    2. Every night, I’ve prayed for the day Guren is nerfed ever since it was implemented xD

      Guren is hate, Guren is cancer </3

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