We want to make Ignite
spread something the player has agency over, and first experimented with the past system of making Fire Blast
spread it. However, because of the importance of using Fire Blast
for Hot Streak
very frequently, we've seen feedback that this creates a lot of tension and still makes it difficult to control when you and don't want Ignite to spread.
In the next alpha build, we're going to try letting Phoenix Flames
fill this role, as a baseline spell for Fire Mages. This gives Phoenix Flames
a unique function and identity as a core spell, as well as allowing for more choice over when to spread Ignite
. If we continue with the change, we'll look into a new talent to replace Phoenix Flames
in upcoming builds.