Bug Explosive arrow - Armor piercer duration

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  1. Silentmist

    Silentmist Junior Expert

    Armor piercer duration should last 3s on normal mobs, and it used to work in the right way before patch 160.

    After patch 160, the delay of the explosion effect has been increased, more or less 0.2 sec. That means that if I hit a mob with the arrow at instant 0, the explosion will be triggered at 0.2 sec and the armor breaker effect should last till 3.2 sec.

    It seems that the explosion effect is now disappearing 3.0 sec after the firts impact of the arrow.

    With normal mobs the armor break last 2.8 sec (6% loss more or less), but if we move to pvp or PW bosses, the loss will be heavier, cause the armor break will last 0.8 sec instead of 1 sec (-20%).
     
  2. noor1991

    noor1991 Someday Author

    The armor break works once you hit the direct damage, and lasts 3 sec regardless of the delay. You SHOULDN'T have an armor break duration of 3.2 sec.
     
  3. Silentmist

    Silentmist Junior Expert

    Wrong, even the skill description says that the armor break is triggered by the explosion. And if you try the skill it's quite easy to see how it works.
     
  4. noor1991

    noor1991 Someday Author

    Alright, but why do you think the armor break duration should last 3.2 sec? they didn't change anything in that.
     
  5. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    It shouldnt last 3.2 seconds. It shoild last 'TILL' 3.2s since the hit. So the actual time of the break is 3.0 seconds, as it should be according to description, and not 2.8 as it is assuming OP claim is accurate.

    As a side note, should or should not explosion be triggered if arrow didn't hit anything but the ground? Right now it is.
     
  6. Troneck86

    Troneck86 Forum Great Master

    Either way, the little armor break symbol is not even lasting 2 seconds at the moment, I can barely get off a consecutive Explosive Arrow with my longbow @1.43 speed. It's downright useless right now unless you have a group with a ton of attack speed, or you are using a short bow. It's not even useful against bosses. Pathetic attempt at balance.
     
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  7. sebastian_fl

    sebastian_fl Count Count

    Yes, if there is a bug I should be fixed. But anyway it is very useful for a team. In both pvp and pve. There are lots of close to immortal dwarfs out there, that are hard to get into a singu, but if a pair of ranger and mage attack them, there is a big chance take the flag back thanks to EA.
     
  8. noor1991

    noor1991 Someday Author

    Armor break duration is lowered everytime u go to a harder difficulty of PWs
     
  9. Troneck86

    Troneck86 Forum Great Master

    I gave up PvP with r155 so I can't comment there. I've gone back to Precision shot for now with Blade Dance and marking Net, it feels I'm doing more damage to more mobs that way.
     
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