Sludgge experimenting with his abilities out in the Gianthold explorer area.
With the recent enhancement pass, I had to redo my rogue Sludgge, who is a warforged Mechanic. Prior to the update, Sludgge was also a mechanic but he rarely had a chance to use any of his special abilities such as Wrack Construct. However, with the new enhancement pass, he was able to learn a number of new abilities and to get an ability or two from the Assassin tree (I really like the Envemoned Blades).
So, to experiment, I took Sludgge out to the explorer area for Gianthold. I had a fun time tossing a number of bombs including: Tanglefoot, Thunderstone, Ooze flask, and Time Bomb. I was particularly impressed with Time Bomb. During this experimentation, I had headed off over to the Stormfist Brigade area and had the rare encounter Captain Two Stone. When he saw me I was already laying down the Time Bomb. I had finished putting it down just as he caught up to me and started to engage him and his following hobgoblins. I didn’t actually attack/hit him yet but after a couple seconds the Time Bomb went off and I was surprised to watch as all the monsters in the immediate vicinity, including Captain Two Stone, evaporated into dust. A powerful ability indeed, but I wonder how well it work on higher level mobs and it definitely take some time to get a feel for when to place it down.
The other bombs are thrown and I was surprised at how often the Tanglefoot bomb ensnared mobs. Overall, my preliminary thoughts are that the Mechanic is much better than it used to be and I look forward working with Sludgge’s new abilities.