This set bonus as it is now is just a joke, a bad joke.
I like to sprint a lot to move during fights, to avoid damage from rocks and dashes from giants in FBI and SVA, even to avoid stuff in CN, Epic Demogorgon, but I can't because if I do in the wrong time, I lose a 10% damage buff to gain a movement speed buff and that's completely ridiculous for a dps toon. What is happening is that I'm losing dps because I'm not running towards mobs, and if I have to dodge something, I have to walk like a GF who has no sprint/dodge/teleport mechanism and that makes me lose dps instead of gaining dps.
So, you can tell me "Just ignore the bonus and sprint", yes, then I'm losing the set bonus for the whole fight, that's a 10% damage loss for 10 seconds every 30 seconds. I believe the weapon set bonus was made to INCREASE my dps, not to control and dictate when I have to shadow slip or not, because that's what I'm doing, now I'm afraid of shadow slipping because if I do I get a movement speed bonus on my dps toon.
I want to be able to dodge as long as I can and still get a set bonus because it's a hard work to make the weapons and even more a really hard work to put them on legendary rank.
I'm a striker and I believe the weapon set bonus should not restrict my movement during combat.
And please, don't tell me it's easy to coordinate because it's not. Sometimes you just need to dodge a hit from a boss if he turns against you, you need to dodge the manticores in SVA, to dodge Hati in FBI, you need to dodge the breath from the giants in SVA. (Try to fight Hati without shadow slipping at all). One more thing...Hati moves a lot, you need to keep running against him, so, what I'm being forced to do now? WALKING towards him, what makes me lose dps because by the time I reach him he flies, or completely ignore the set bonus....and, if I'm ignoring my set bonus, why am I using this? Why was it made if not to be used?
One more thing, sometimes I need to use arms of hadar in the wind to get the bonus, and that makes me lose 1 encounter, thus wasting my encounter to get the bonus. This is not right.
Trust me, you will end up getting Overcharge: Defense by the time you dodge and it will happen more than once because you don't control the cooldown.
Please make the weapon set cooldown for Overcharge: Defense and Overcharge: Attack work separated.
Ly'saaera, Hellbringer Fury Scourge Warlock of Thieves World
Hælja, Swordmaster Conqueror Guardian Fighter of Thieves World