View Full Version : Question on celestial conduit chains
03-03-2010, 05:38 PM
Are they supposed to be random? Didn't say so on the tooltip, and when I tested it out it only worked about two fifths of the time on targets close by. The amount never increased with the amount of mobs present either, a group of 2 or 3 got around the same number of chains. Is this working as intended?
03-03-2010, 07:22 PM
You know, I've always wondered this too.
What I THINK happens:
Conduit hits target
IF target is mended, then chains to nearby enemy
Then the test is done again, for the target of the chained attack.
03-04-2010, 01:55 AM
They have to have the illumination buff. When I was testing it out, the chains almost always happened, unless the Conduit killed the enemy. If you have illumination on the target it jumps to, it'll usually jump to yet another target if there's one in range too.
03-04-2010, 07:45 AM
Right, forgot to mention that. Every enemy had illumination, having purchased the advantage for it that gave the buff to each mob within 15 feet. Still had the frequency I described.
03-04-2010, 08:09 AM
I think it's working as intended.
15 ft is a pretty small radius for the chains. Say you have a group lined up like
x x x
and they are all 10ft apart
You'd want to illuminate the middle target, then conduit on one of the sides x->x ->x (or x<-x<-x)
If you conduit the middle you'd get:
x <-x x or x x->x
since the two enemies on the side are greater than 15 ft away.
03-04-2010, 09:31 AM
What I would like to know that why the heck cant they make the ability a bit more user friendly. Its not fun when I attack an enemy only to see it die from the first tick and after it dies the damage from the chain reaction doesnt add up even thou the animation shows that I am still shooting the corpse after the mob died from the first tick and the chain effect animation is playing on other mobs. Feels like a waste of energy when the chain thingy doesnt do any damage even thou it should. Not to mention how random it is. Usually I get the animation that the spell linked to other mobs but it doesnt do any damage at all.