Poison is too crappy to be even considered a skill.
What? Poison *what*? Dagger? Explosion? Nova? Venom? Poison Creeper?
Whe it says , for example, 200 damage over 6 seconds, Blizzardshould make it do 200 damage EVERY 6 seconds and it repeats 200 damage over 6 seconds and a player could die from poison instead of dropping down to just 1 life.
Are you implying they make poison so it doesn't wear off? It'd be an endless poison cycle. Imagine it on a monster. Run up to Diablo, stab him once, wait a few hours and he'll be dead - died of a poison that never wore off. That's ridiculous.
So the only cure is Antidote potions, the ignored products in Diablo 2.
Maybe by some people, but I find Antidotes very valuable. I always keep some around if I'll be in an area with dangerous poison enemies.
The Paladin's cleansing does not cure posion but reduce its damage. So when it says 200 damage over six seconds and a Pally has cleansing that reduces poison by 50%, it would do 100 damage per six second.
There's no need to change something that works.
Now, from your other post:
So, Holy bolt should have the same damage with it's lvls, but it affects not only the undead but also players and other mosters.
Why would it damage players or other monsters? The premise behind Holy Bolt is that it's for undeads only. It's a very fun and unique skill. There's no need to uberize it.
This way, the Pally is not forced to engage in close combat all the time, especially in Hardcore and Hell difficulty.
The Paladin is designed as a mostly melee class. That's Blizzard's thinking, so we have to work within what Blizzard gives us. (Sometimes they give us a giant pile of sh!t on a platter, like Holy Fire.) It has FoH and BH for ranged. That's a workable non-melee skill setup through the end of Nightmare Difficulty. I've used that skill set. It works.
IMO, all of your suggestions were working to "fix" something that's not broken. And we don't want Blizz trying to "fix" something if it doesn't have to. (Things go badly when they do that.)
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