I just read the discussion about Alchemy as "New Enchanting Knack" and was surprised by Pandas argumentation: "As it is, it may not be worth investing in alchemy. It should be a choice. With such a knack, it's a requirement. Any group will be insane not to. It provides an incredibly powerful ability (and currently the only reason to learn the skill at all) for a pittance. Whatever the Legend Point cost, it's a pittance."Resist Pain p.64 wrote: Step: Rank Action: NA
Strain: 0 Skill Use: Yes (Warden)
The adept is more resistant to the effects of injury and other sources of pain. Any Wound penalties they suffer are reduced by their Resist Pain rank. For example, an adept with Resist Pain at rank 1 reduces the -2 penalty from two Wounds to a -1 penalty. The adept also adds their Resist Pain rank as a bonus to any Action tests made to ignore intense pain, which by itself causes no damage, but incapacitates the target, such as the effects of the Pain spell.
Because I'd say the same about this talent being a skill:
I don't see enhancing this talent to rank 9+-. Normally you don't suffer more than 3 wounds in combat / until the next opportunity to heal yourself / before you die. And even if you have a 4th or 5th wound, -1/2 isn't such a big hindrance.
So why should I sacrifice a Warden or even Master Talent Option for it, when I can just learn it as a skill? And even so the costs are a bit higher, I can even start learning it as a Journeyman Adept and have it at around Rank 3 in circle 6.
The benefits are extreme, the costs ignorable. You could even save up more silver, because you don't need a healing potion for each wound. Have 1 or 2 for an emergency and just get by with Booster Potions, healing your Wounds one after another through sleep or visit the next Garlen Temple.
Any player would be insane not to learn it.
Also it quite reduces the benefit of being a Blood Elve having Pain Resistance. Strictly this is the only racial ability being available as a skill.
I'd wish for an errata removing this talent as skill. Otherwise I guess I'll just houserule it this way. But before that, I'd also like to hear your opinions on this topic.