normal bow E skill

    • Dhivine wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Hey guys, there's no mechanics for all spells that would remove current buffs, if you've got a video to show it's somehow abuse-able in real PvP scenario please let us know!
      Look at the buff of SamHexo at 00:42. proof
      Everyone can use this, even tanks.
      Would need a video with actual case when it's abusable and you gain an adventage, cannot see it on the video - switching gear means your spells are on cooldown and before you engage the buff is almost over.
    • Dagother wrote:

      Dhivine wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Hey guys, there's no mechanics for all spells that would remove current buffs, if you've got a video to show it's somehow abuse-able in real PvP scenario please let us know!
      Look at the buff of SamHexo at 00:42. proofEveryone can use this, even tanks.
      Would need a video with actual case when it's abusable and you gain an adventage, cannot see it on the video - switching gear means your spells are on cooldown and before you engage the buff is almost over.
      It's a damage, attack speed and -resist buff, not intended to be used on a weapon besides the standard bow - Timing is irrelevant, how can you not see how this is capable of giving an advantage.

      It shouldn't take videos showing it being successfully utilized for it to be self-evident that being able to utilize one weapons buffs, on another weapon, will give you an advantage.
    • I'd also say, that if this is a conscious decision and is simply meant as a reward for properly timing your engage around the buff, and weapon switch timings - that's fine, and whilst a bit of a wonky mechanic, would at least be justified as a skill cap.
      If it's not, and it's an unintended bug, then saying "Oh I don't see how this could be an advantage" is laughable.
    • ChristyCloud wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Dhivine wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Hey guys, there's no mechanics for all spells that would remove current buffs, if you've got a video to show it's somehow abuse-able in real PvP scenario please let us know!
      Look at the buff of SamHexo at 00:42. proofEveryone can use this, even tanks.
      Would need a video with actual case when it's abusable and you gain an adventage, cannot see it on the video - switching gear means your spells are on cooldown and before you engage the buff is almost over.
      It's a damage, attack speed and -resist buff, not intended to be used on a weapon besides the standard bow - Timing is irrelevant, how can you not see how this is capable of giving an advantage.
      It shouldn't take videos showing it being successfully utilized for it to be self-evident that being able to utilize one weapons buffs, on another weapon, will give you an advantage.
      You cannot change equipment in combat, which means you have to do it before engage, and once you've changed equipment your spells are on cooldown, you cannot fully utilize your character in combat without spells, and as the additional buff might seem as advantage all the drawbacks of using this gimmick doesn't seem to be worth it. If you have some more videos please post in this thread.
    • Dagother wrote:

      ChristyCloud wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Dhivine wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Hey guys, there's no mechanics for all spells that would remove current buffs, if you've got a video to show it's somehow abuse-able in real PvP scenario please let us know!
      Look at the buff of SamHexo at 00:42. proofEveryone can use this, even tanks.
      Would need a video with actual case when it's abusable and you gain an adventage, cannot see it on the video - switching gear means your spells are on cooldown and before you engage the buff is almost over.
      It's a damage, attack speed and -resist buff, not intended to be used on a weapon besides the standard bow - Timing is irrelevant, how can you not see how this is capable of giving an advantage.It shouldn't take videos showing it being successfully utilized for it to be self-evident that being able to utilize one weapons buffs, on another weapon, will give you an advantage.
      You cannot change equipment in combat, which means you have to do it before engage, and once you've changed equipment your spells are on cooldown, you cannot fully utilize your character in combat without spells, and as the additional buff might seem as advantage all the drawbacks of using this gimmick doesn't seem to be worth it. If you have some more videos please post in this thread.

      Utilizing the advantage is a matter of player skill - The question is not whether players are currently thinking of ways and utilizing ways, of making use of this advantage, the question is whether this advantage should be present in the first place.
      We shouldn't have to abuse wonky mechanics in order to get a ruling on whether said wonky mechanic is intended.
    • Dagother wrote:

      ChristyCloud wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Dhivine wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Hey guys, there's no mechanics for all spells that would remove current buffs, if you've got a video to show it's somehow abuse-able in real PvP scenario please let us know!
      Look at the buff of SamHexo at 00:42. proofEveryone can use this, even tanks.
      Would need a video with actual case when it's abusable and you gain an adventage, cannot see it on the video - switching gear means your spells are on cooldown and before you engage the buff is almost over.
      It's a damage, attack speed and -resist buff, not intended to be used on a weapon besides the standard bow - Timing is irrelevant, how can you not see how this is capable of giving an advantage.It shouldn't take videos showing it being successfully utilized for it to be self-evident that being able to utilize one weapons buffs, on another weapon, will give you an advantage.
      You cannot change equipment in combat, which means you have to do it before engage, and once you've changed equipment your spells are on cooldown, you cannot fully utilize your character in combat without spells, and as the additional buff might seem as advantage all the drawbacks of using this gimmick doesn't seem to be worth it. If you have some more videos please post in this thread.

      |you cannot fully utilize your character in combat without spells, and as the additional buff might seem as advantage all the drawbacks of using this gimmick doesn't seem to be worth it.

      That is why it is used in some GvG's (and soon in all GvG's). Can't believe you are so naïve about it. Can it be dodged? Yes, but you need to waste important time and give up positioning for that. Can it be purged? Yes, but then you need to use an important spell for that, while the weapon itself isn't even being used anymore. Please try it yourself in game.
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    • My biggest gripe about keeping this around is that it's not a mechanic that is balancable in a reasonable sense. If a build/comp can use this to push into top tier, meta sheeple will follow. When it's time for a new balance update, do you nerf the non meta normal bow ... do you nerf the weapon that gets switched to? Either way, you're hitting something likely didn't need to be nerfed outside of the swapping situation.
    • Funstealer wrote:

      so at the moment because the duration of the buff lasts so long people have started to use the normal bow E then switch weapons to the whispering bow for huge damage the whispering bow keeps the effect of the buff from the normal bow when this occurs.
      This is a feature at this point lol. Was suggested to me when I started playing :) so it's nothing new. Your skills do go on cooldown, so you only have a few seconds to take advantage, but still powerful.
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    • Dip wrote:

      I don’t believe this is a bug as it has been mentioned before to and by developers and has been in the game since the beginning. It has many counters and requires a lot of setup in order to use effectively. If anything, it allows for a play style that takes a lot of skill to successfully pull off in regards to knowing cooldowns, spacing, etc... and it leaves you susceptible to many problems like getting locked in combat at the wrong time with the wrong weapon on, risking two weapons per death. Because of that, I believe the risk involved in using this strategy make it balanced and fair and it should not be changed.
      Yup, you are locked for 15 sec with nothing but autoattack only and all your skills go on CD for 15 sec (you cant even pop Undead arrows on whispering bow for 15 sec)

      DildoSwaggings wrote:

      What happened that your are so adamant about this topic?
      Sohrab got melted in GvG by Dip and raged very hard... thus this thread...

      ChristyCloud wrote:

      Utilizing the advantage is a matter of player skill - The question is not whether players are currently thinking of ways and utilizing ways, of making use of this advantage, the question is whether this advantage should be present in the first place.
      Its not an "advantage" - if its balanced by a "disadvantage". 2-2 = 0. Just because Im a t8 gatherer and you're not - that does not mean that Im exploiting does it? You can go and level gathering to t8 as well, with all negative consequences of that (time invested, no ability to PVP, etc...)

      Having a 15 sec CD on all skills after swapping weapons is enough of a disadvantage for this bow swapping strategy. Just focus Dip next time and get free loot.

      The only fix I can think of that would not break anything is to increase skill CD from 15 sec to 20 sec when you switch gear...
    • Dagother wrote:

      Dhivine wrote:

      Dagother wrote:

      Hey guys, there's no mechanics for all spells that would remove current buffs, if you've got a video to show it's somehow abuse-able in real PvP scenario please let us know!
      Look at the buff of SamHexo at 00:42. proofEveryone can use this, even tanks.
      Would need a video with actual case when it's abusable and you gain an adventage, cannot see it on the video - switching gear means your spells are on cooldown and before you engage the buff is almost over.
      Here is a case of it being used in a GvG: clips.twitch.tv/ObliqueSpinelessDotterelKappaRoss

      He gets 3 kills like that during the fight. You get about 10s between your skills being up and able to attack with the whispering and Enchanted Arrows running out.
    • Dagother wrote:

      Hey, it wasn't a bug but due to players feedback crying devs decided to change it, right now it was changed to just a few spells but it will be expanded soon for some other spells as well.
      Fixed.

      Sorry could not resist :P plz don't banish me :P

      Good fix either way, never really mattered in the real world outside of 0.01% situations when this happened in GvG with a given comp, but I suppose still a good fix.