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Stuns and undead

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Kendrah
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Stuns and undead

Postby Kendrah » October 14th, 2013, 2:08 pm

I've never really noticed this until two or so weeks ago, but it seems like whenever an undead pet dies in a battle and it's possible for it to be stunned (one of those 25% chance of stuns), my pet will be stunned when it comes back and is thus completely useless. It won't cast the spell/attack it was about to if it was slower than the opponent and since it's stunned for a round, I can't choose a follow up. I use my Unborn against the first pet in the DM pet battle and three out of four attempts, the tonk will kill her with its shock and awe, then when she comes back she's stunned.

I'm trying to figure out if this is a bug or if I've just had really, really awesome RNG luck up until now.

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Re: Stuns and undead

Postby Ligre » October 14th, 2013, 2:22 pm

That stun is just bad RNG...nothing you can do about it, sadly.

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Re: Stuns and undead

Postby Kendrah » October 14th, 2013, 2:35 pm

Ligre wrote:That stun is just bad RNG...nothing you can do about it, sadly.


Gah! Really? It's been so bad this week, especially against Fesael. I restarted match against Fesael to see if it was a particular spell or something and it didn't seem to matter. It took me three or four tries to get through that daily without my undead getting stunned.

But that figures. RNG hates me (150+ level 25 pets plvl'd through the dailies and Porcupette still hasn't dropped...) The Eye finally dropped and thus, RNG went on a vendetta.

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Re: Stuns and undead

Postby Mwebly » October 14th, 2013, 2:41 pm

I have had a stun used against my undead pet intentionally in pvp battles before. It is a great way to negate their ability to cast that one extra turn, and sometimes that turn can be particularly effective (Ascension or Haunt, I'm looking at you). I have never constructed a team specifically to do this to an opponent but I respect anyone who can pull it off, as it may swing the battle in their favor.

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Re: Stuns and undead

Postby Ligre » October 14th, 2013, 11:17 pm

You can also use something like Kick, Dive, Lift-Off or Burrow as well to negate the extra turn.

It's like the old adage - "Smoke if ya got 'em!" :)

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Re: Stuns and undead

Postby Sanzul » October 15th, 2013, 2:07 am

Trainer pets seem to have a habit of cheating when it comes to anything proc-related. I've got nothing to back it up, but all their CC procs and low hit chance stuff seems to be proccing a lot more than you'd expect. Could be some undocumented quirk of the higher pet quality, or it's just the usual case of players being whiny about RNG.

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Re: Stuns and undead

Postby Undeadgoat » October 15th, 2013, 4:34 pm

We don't really complain when the RNG works out in our favor, so I think there's probably selection bias in the idea that trainer pets beat the RNG . . . This is IMO a nifty trick to keep in your back pocket, I always Headbutt Socks after he dies on the off-chance I can avoid his Ascension entirely.


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