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Change to Witch Hunter?

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Lieutenant
May 09, 2013
157
Last season, if a melee char with witch hunter was adjacent to an opponent with soul shroud, witch hunter would activate before soul shroud, leading to a possible epic chain.

However this season in one match, witch hunter failed to activate at all after I brought someone below half health and they used soul shroud on me. Has anyone else noticed this?

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9625
bluba4 on Sep 25, 2016 wrote:
Last season, if a melee char with witch hunter was adjacent to an opponent with soul shroud, witch hunter would activate before soul shroud, leading to a possible epic chain.

However this season in one match, witch hunter failed to activate at all after I brought someone below half health and they used soul shroud on me. Has anyone else noticed this?
What you've experienced may be a bug. If there had been a change to how Soul Shroud impacts Witch Hunter, there would have been an announcement in the update notes.

Petty Officer
Jan 03, 2010
95
bluba4 on Sep 25, 2016 wrote:
Last season, if a melee char with witch hunter was adjacent to an opponent with soul shroud, witch hunter would activate before soul shroud, leading to a possible epic chain.

However this season in one match, witch hunter failed to activate at all after I brought someone below half health and they used soul shroud on me. Has anyone else noticed this?
In a good 95+% of my matches, the first scenario has been the case. I have noticed a few every so often however where shroud doesn't trigger at all when it would be expected.

I cannot say I've seen shroud active without a witch hunter preceeding it, though I have noticed periodic inconsistencies with its mechanics of activation. If your witch hunter didn't active on the immediate round before then I'm stumped aswell.

Petty Officer
Mar 31, 2016
57
I don't think Witch Hunter should really lead to an epic chain for any class type but staffy weapon users, as it doesn't really make much sense considering it is damged based off of spooky power.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9625
CuriousWitch on Sep 27, 2016 wrote:
I don't think Witch Hunter should really lead to an epic chain for any class type but staffy weapon users, as it doesn't really make much sense considering it is damged based off of spooky power.
Witches aren't the only ones who can train Spooky. Even my Swashbuckler has one rank of Spooky, however I don't use Death's Bargain earring because it can break a 'Hide'.

Lieutenant
Dec 19, 2011
133
CuriousWitch on Sep 27, 2016 wrote:
I don't think Witch Hunter should really lead to an epic chain for any class type but staffy weapon users, as it doesn't really make much sense considering it is damged based off of spooky power.
I agree, but unfortunately, it does.

Petty Officer
Mar 31, 2016
57
anecorbie on Sep 27, 2016 wrote:
Witches aren't the only ones who can train Spooky. Even my Swashbuckler has one rank of Spooky, however I don't use Death's Bargain earring because it can break a 'Hide'.
That's true, but why does an attack that does damage based off spooky power lead to a melee epic chain? That's like if ghostwail triggered burst fire.

Developer
stormy quentin ver... on Sep 28, 2016 wrote:
I agree, but unfortunately, it does.
Consider it "under review" as we speak.