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Unless i am mistaken... poison strike post pub 70.0.0

Discussion in 'UHall' started by SixUnder, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. SixUnder

    SixUnder Legendary Assassin
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    post pub 70.0.0

    poison strike was suppose to give you a chance to poison your target right ?

    i have 120 ss, 105 necro, gm Nox

    lets see here,

    •Poison Strike (Necromancy) : Necromancers with greater than 60 poisoning skill will have a 3% to 9% chance (Scales with poison skill) to poison their target.

    i just casted it 50 times, didnt poison any target. and i have GM nox so what is my chance? % wise, anybody?

    either way, its not working just like the other bug fix they posted about tentacles.
     
  2. Re: Unless i am mistaken...

    :scholar: 3% to 9% chance

    Each and every time ...

    The RNG has >no memory<, no preference, no bias, no mercy and/or empathy, no "running tally total" nor >conscience< as to getting YOU to FEEL that IT is being FAIR re: your results.

    IF it(RNG) had a running total tally concern ... four times should/could have poisoned (half of 9% rounded down ... half of 100 times = 50 ... assuming GM nox = 9%)

    :eek:
     
  3. Raptor85

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    Re: Unless i am mistaken...

    I never got it to work after publish or on TC1 either, if it's 3-9% I'm very unlucky :D

    It's a "UO" 9% at your level, which means in reality it's probably closer to 1% (kinda like imbue, which fails 20% of the time with 100% chance :D
     
  4. SixUnder

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    Re: Unless i am mistaken...

    3 huge fights tonight.

    prolly casted it, on purpose 50-100 times more. still never once poisoned anyone with it ever.

    i have recieved or seen like when ya resist poison that sparkly thingy and noise.. But with almost 200 casts from today through my test and the 3 fights i thought i would of got atleast one:/

    not one nox:/

    devs? any help?

    also, was 3% at 60 poisoning and 9% at gm suppose to be the max?

    if so its more than the rng that is messed up. this is nuts.
     
  5. Mervyn

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    I poisoned someone with it once before.

    Does that count?
     
  6. try it on players without resisting spells and see if that helps any. i haven't been poisoned by it, yet.
     
  7. icm420

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    I tried this on test center, not on production shards, because I was very disappointed in it. I was able to poison someone but it did level 2 poison. You have to be within 2-3 tiles of someone to hit the higher level poisons, and they get a resist spell chance against it. I figure if I am going to be 2-3 tiles from someone I will just stick a poisoned piece of metal in their side and skip the whole maybe it will poison thing.
     
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    this is sad,
    we have to invest 3 skills
    spirit speak
    necro
    and poisoning
    to have a chance to even make it happen, then you have to be within 2 tiles to make it remotely possible?
    and even then they can resist it, with resist or not im tellin ya. i cast it religiously in long drawn out huge fights, im sure hundreds upon hundreds of times post pub still waiting for it to go off! lol

    dream on i guess
    what a joke.
    thanks for the new addition devs! :thumbdown::thumbdown:
     
  9. seems to be working just as intended then. just like with magery, you need to be within 2-3 tiles to get anything over level 2 poison. try evil omen + poison strike, maybe that will change the level.
     
  10. just tested this on test. first cast on myself with 0 resist, poisoned myself. so maybe people are realizing that magic resist > poisoning and actually running it on all characters.

    and it definitely checks resisting spells, because everytime i poison myself through use of poison strike, my resist goes up. whereas, when it doesn't poison, no resist check is made.

    however, it does no go above level 2, even with 0 resist. it's pretty useless, but i guess a nice bonus if it actually goes off when you want it to.
     
  11. Tinsil

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    Yeah it's 3 to 9% I think, and then they can still resist it.. So it's basically nothing.
     
  12. ok, i did further testing. with 120 magery 120 necro 120 spirit and 100 poisoning, i was able to lethal poison myself off of a poison strike. works perfectly, but clearly not very viable against someone with resisting spells, and your magery + poison skill affects the strength of the poison.

    case closed.
     
  13. icm420

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    So you are saying you need magery to effectivly poison threw poison strike .. which is pointless since a necro nox mage would evil omen+poison to get a 100% chance to lethal vs a 9% chance. A hybrid would be the more likely candidate to use this spell for the poisoning ability. IDK as I said overall I was disappointed in the whole thing. I am working on a necro nox hybrid but I was not planning on using necro for anything other then the lower end debuffs. As I said if I am going to get that close to you to hit a chance for poison I would prefer to stick yah in the side and guarentee it. But hey at least now after how ever many years of not poisoning someone, when someone says "hey does poison strike actually poison?", you can say why yes it does.
     
  14. it *can* be useful, since poison strike does considerable damage. yes, a nox mage can evil omen+poison to get that guaranteed lethal, which is far more practical, however, poison strike causing poison 9% of the time, is just a bonus, nothing to rely on, especially if they have resist.

    however, fighting someone with NO resist, i would bet poison strike would give them a lot of hell.