A plea to reverse the trending damage to Burglar playability

A plea to reverse the trending damage to Burglar playability

Mar 25, 2016

Greetings, everyone! 🙂 I thought I would raise a plea for the Burglar regarding the coming changes in the new patch.  You can find my posting about these things over on the Overlords’ forums here.  Please weigh in if you wish to do so, and thank you if you so choose! 🙂 What I wrote over there is as follows: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Passages

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