why doesn't MSK target decay casters? (in General)
March 8 2009 10:36 PM EDT
SO I fought the iconics 3e and my msk tank targeted the first minion instead of the one casting decay...
is this a bug or oversee in programming or is it supposed to be like that?
March 8 2009 10:45 PM EDT
His Mage Shield takes his spell to 0 level but it will still function at that level.
March 8 2009 11:16 PM EDT
IMO this should be considered a bug as it does cast, however, I do not know Jon or NS's opinion on the matter and/or if it is an easy fix if they feel as I do.
March 8 2009 11:40 PM EDT
I thought decay below base casted for 0 because it was below 0.5, or am I missing something?
March 9 2009 3:37 AM EDT
MSK missing decay? Supposed to be like that. Only AMF protects against decay.
Reasoning? It's not really a DD spell like the others, and it's damage is completely dependent on the target. It's actually more like an enchantment, but because it causes damage and nothing else it gets placed under DDs.
March 9 2009 10:48 AM EDT
ummm well I think this should be fixed. DD stands for direct damage and therefore decay absolutely fits in with the others.
I would greatly appreciate if jon or NS could look into potentially including decay (even 0-due to mgs) decays in the MSK targeting
March 9 2009 11:56 AM EDT
Have to agree with Johnny on that one
March 9 2009 12:09 PM EDT
I completely disagree with JW on this.
It is a DD spell however with a different damage method.
It still ignores the AoI like all DD spells. It is vulnerable to AMF like other DD spells. It is classified as a DD spell by Jon.
As such it should be targetted by the MSB even if the MgS reduces its shown value to 0.
The other option would be to have the MgS prevent decays casting like ENC overload does.
I'm siding with Ranger on this. ;)
Personally, I think it's an oversight that you can even cast Decay at zero skill, and this is where it's all stemmed from.
Novel way of scuppering the Mage Seeker though! :D I approve of that! ;)
How I feel it should currently work is DD at zero should still be classed as a DD and targetted. But that a DD of even 1 should be targetted over a DD of zero.
March 9 2009 12:51 PM EDT
100% agree with you GL
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