View Full Version : Ok I guess I'm confused again... (big shocker eh?)

03-08-2005, 11:29 PM
<DIV>I've read several post concerning our stealth attack being bugged, but only passing comments (mostly by me) concerning our flanking attack problem.  As a class who's strength lies within grouping, I'd think that a bug involving our first attack in a combat wouldn't be as big a deal as a bug to a CA that is used throughout the combat...  Now granted im only 25 so maybe it's isn't nearly that noticeable at higher levels, but losing a flanking CA completely seems a MUCH bigger deal than having a more complicated stealth attack...</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>what am I missing???</DIV>

03-08-2005, 11:47 PM
<DIV>I assume you are talking about sneak attack being on the same timer as other flanking attacks, if not then just ignore.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>While I agree it was a loss I didn't like, I pretty much knew it would be fixed someday.  As you get higher, the damage lost from sneak attack isn't very much.  Plus on top of this you will find other things to do with your power. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>As for stealth attacks, their damage ranges from 100-800 with most of them being around 200-300 damage at 49 with an adept I.  At the same time with an adept flanking attack, I hit between 300-400 consistantly.  For an attack that is useful maybe at the begining of a fight, I'd probably use the flanking attack instead.</DIV>

03-09-2005, 12:05 AM
<DIV>Yep that's the problem alright, except i took the training upgrade to Sneak Attack, Caskin's Ringing Swipe.  I used to be able to hit it and Taffo's Brilliant blade back to back, but now I can't...  Luckblade is so across the board damage-wise, it's hard to depend on, but having Caskin's and Taffo's running correctly really helps our role as second highest DPS (scouts not Troub's per se)</DIV>

03-09-2005, 12:39 AM
<DIV>I went for the same training as you (of course when i got the option I was already lvl 48 and it didnt really matter), it didn't stack with sneak attack at that point and when /respec came around I made sure to change it (silly me went for the quick attack upgrade which until this patch wasnt on quick attack's timer).</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Basically in order to compensate for the loss of attack, just try to spam your attacks enough that you use the power you would have had for sneak attack.  I understand the loss considering I used it from the time i got it until around 48 and know my dps would have been lower especially at the lower lvls.</DIV>