The Devs over at LOTRO took time to talk about the widely anticipated Runekeeper nerf. Posters on the boards have been crying for a RK nerf ever since Book 7 went live. Even posters who are not actually calling for a nerf are effectively asking for one when they brag about feats such as 12 runekeepers finishing the turtle raid in a exactly 64 seconds.
So is Turbine going to nerf runekeeper healing or runekeeper DPS?
When turbine discussed the details of the nerf, it appears the healing will remain strong. DPS and power-consumption will see changes however. Some specific RK skills will have their damage reduced, or effectiveness limited in Book 8, and all RK damage skills past level 30 will see an increase in power cost.
It’s too early to tell how this will actually play out. If Turbine implements a nerf to tactical damage at the same time as nerfing RK, the net effect could be a massive nerf to DPS. Yet if Turbine doens’t go far enough, we could still have the same old complaints.