Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

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Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

Post by Tahsfenz » January 24th, 2013, 11:04 pm

I have had the misfortune of missing a few times with darkness up... Am I missing something? They were against elementals each time, but shouldnt I still be affected by darkness?
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Re: Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

Post by Avarre » January 24th, 2013, 11:07 pm

Were they misses or dodges?

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Re: Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

Post by NathKnave » January 25th, 2013, 12:10 am

Tahsfenz wrote:I have had the misfortune of missing a few times with darkness up... Am I missing something? They were against elementals each time, but shouldnt I still be affected by darkness?
It's not the Darkness effect that causes it to always hit, it's the opponent being blinded by the Darkness. Elementals will not be blinded by the Darkness, since it's a weather effect.

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Re: Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

Post by Winterfell » January 25th, 2013, 5:19 am

I tend to field a crow a lot. I've seen Nocturnal Strike miss (not be dodged) against non-elemental pets too. I'm wondering if it's a 100% hit chance attack (which would seldom miss, but it would sometimes due to the base miss chance) other than an actual always hits. Dunno.

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Re: Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

Post by Ratshag » January 25th, 2013, 11:17 am

My understanding is that the chance to hit is set to 100% before the debuff from the Darkness is applied, resulting in a net chance to hit of 90%. Would be nice if the tooltip was a little less misleading.

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Re: Nocturnal strike missing with darkness

Post by Tahsfenz » January 25th, 2013, 11:42 pm

NathKnave wrote:
Tahsfenz wrote:I have had the misfortune of missing a few times with darkness up... Am I missing something? They were against elementals each time, but shouldnt I still be affected by darkness?
It's not the Darkness effect that causes it to always hit, it's the opponent being blinded by the Darkness. Elementals will not be blinded by the Darkness, since it's a weather effect.
This makes sense, thank you.
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