We’re making the following changes to Gogok of Swiftness: When we originally designed Gogok of Swiftness, it was built around the assumption that this buff would be constantly dropping on and off.
The goal was to have a higher total potential that we knew wouldn’t always be present.
For example, gems like Esoteric Alteration or Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard are meant to buff up your defensive capabilities.
While we’ve seen this suggestion frequently, part of the Diablo experience is a sense of unpredictability and needing to adapt in dire situations.
Extremes where your pets are always dead or permanently alive are much less interesting gameplay experiences than making a conscious effort to monitor your pets’ health and re-summon them if they’re in danger.
Builds should have some reliable choices that reinforce their general gameplay.
Some gems are less focused on overall character power and more on enhancing different gameplay activities.
Enforcer, Boyarsky’s Chip or Zei’s Stone of Vengeance are all gems with clearly defined specializations.
These are the gems you think of first when you are pursuing a particular playstyle.We’re making the following changes to Enforcer: In addition to giving a bump in power to pet builds, we wanted to add more survivability to pets overall.This gem should be the obvious choice to players who run a pet build, but the benefit wasn’t always worth the socket. You may be wondering why the Rank 25 bonus doesn’t make pets invulnerable.Gogok of Swiftness provides very specific buffs and serves as a utility gem.However, it was lacking multi-purpose functionality, so we’ve added a Toughness component in the form of a Dodge bonus.If you’re exploring a Thorns build, Boyarsky’s Chip should be a no-brainer.