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On the Dragonkin passive

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Paladance
 
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On the Dragonkin passive

Postby Paladance » December 8th, 2015, 7:15 am

I've seen several doubts and questions about how the Dragonkin racial really works, but couldn't find any sorted conclusion here.

Let's start from the obvious things:

  • When you bring the enemy pet below 50% health, your dragon indeed gets a 50% damage boost for one round.
  • It's triggered on the backrow pets aswell. I don't know if the current movesets allow to do this but you can make use of it taking a wounded pet into the backrow and then performing an AoE attack.
  • This racial puts dragons in specific relationships with flyers and beasts. The first ones can suffer badly because of that.
Now it's more complicated:

  • From some reasons, if the enemy is still alive for several rounds, this racial triggers itself every second time as long as your dragon attacks and enemy's HP stay below 50%, so not only in the 1st round after the climax, but the 3rd and 5th aswell.
  • This also causes a "bug" in the opposite way -- if you bring two enemies below 50% HP twice a row (e.g. Mana Surge killing two pets in two rounds), the second round doesn't grant you a bonus.
  • If your dragon dies during a round without racial bonus, the damage is never increased even if it filled the criterium.
  • If your dragon dies during a round with racial bonus, the damage is always increased, even after the other round.

One can say that the second of aspects is needed because damage bonus itself causes increased probability to trigger this racial anyway. Still that kinda makes the description not worth the trust! :D
Last edited by Paladance on April 12th, 2018, 1:59 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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