alpha strike bugged?

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alpha strike bugged?

Post by Oakleafninja » May 17th, 2013, 3:58 pm

90% of the time, while my crow is faster than my opponent, and it uses alpha strike, it only hits once.
though, on rare occasion it will hit twice.

it still does the animation for the second attack, but nothing ever connects, and it doesn't say that i missed or anything like that.

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Re: alpha strike bugged?

Post by Luciandk » May 17th, 2013, 6:12 pm

Perhaps your opponent used an always goes first move like Surge that temporarilly boosts speed with a huge amount, thusly canceling out your alpha strike bonus, even if it looked like you would have gone first.

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Re: alpha strike bugged?

Post by Gilneas » May 17th, 2013, 8:39 pm

How much damage are you dealing with it? Alpha Strike is somewhat confusing because whether it gets the bonus damage or not, it appears to be just one hit (though it is treated as two, in that they CAN hit or miss separately, and they can crit or not separately -- at it also is penalized twice for shields and sandstorm).

Typically on an aquatic my moths will show ~550-575 damage for an alpha strike for which neither part crits. (Since I almost always fight aquatics with them, I can't recall the damage they do against non-aquatics :P).

Double-checked the wording on the ability. It is "additional damage" and not "hits an additional time" if you go first (what Thrash says). So its not as confusing as I thought, cause by the tooltip it *should* be just one number you are seeing.

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