The affixes on the weapon are careless and not thought out/logical.
Two I have issue with are cleanse self, which is an early talent on the class and the final affix - give 2, yes 2 life to all allies. The class already does them both.
Of course I suppose if not using weapon with the class, if using another class the cleanse self is ok, but I feel that a little more thought would have not gone amiss. 2 life to all as a final affix is frankly pap.
It’s not quite the same, the class gives all Merfolk allies two life at the start of the battle, the weapon unconditionally gives two life to all allies every time the spell is cast. The self-cleanse on the weapon is also tied to the spell, so you can get rid of negative status effects even when stunned.
I’m not seeing any “let me mess up the board for you” subgrades, so at least it doesn’t turn into yet another slot machine when spending ingots.
True, there is that with using the weapon affix to clear stun, but maybe a better affix would be to give a cleanse and maybe another affix ‘thick head’, i.e. something it can’t already do, you know a bit of creativity?
The 2 life is just a little underwhelming for a final affix, I could go with 4 life or even 6 life wouldn’t be overwhelming mebbe.
As for the create gem scenario, yep totally agree.