Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:49 PM
There is a female charr thief on Tarnished Coast that is abusing some sort of re-stealth mehthod. Normally after attacking, there's 3 seconds of being 'revealed,' before you can restealth again. However she is bypassing it somehow. She is able to immediately recloak, again and again, and again. I've seen her recloak 2-3 times in one second.
as you can imagine, it is immensely overpowered. It's nearly impossible ot kill her, and she can repeatedly attempt backstabs and finishers within short spans.
I've tried replicating what she's doing, and no stealth skill can bypass reveal.
I highly doubt it is lag, as she seems in total control of what she's doing, and is the only thief i've seen do such.
Please help, and if it is hacking of some sort, how can i report her?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:33 PM
Reveal activates when you attack a foe while stealthed.
If you use CnD as soon as stealth ends, then you didn't attack in stealth and get re-stealthed.
Which can be used technically to dwindle an opponents health, while giving yourself minimal exposure before finishing them off once they are at a more manageable health.
Stealth lasts 4s, at 3.5s use CnD, stealth will end and you land CnD outside of stealth putting you back inside.
If your Stealth only lasts 3s you can technically do this faster without triggering reveal.
Edited by ensoriki, 04 December 2012 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:40 PM
CnD > wait 3.75secs > CnD > wait 3.75secs > repeat
A thief can pretty much "appear" to be keeping stealth up indefinitely although they won't be able to do much damage.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:47 AM
Edited by mofogie, 05 December 2012 - 08:49 AM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:45 PM
The clipping problem is the biggest balance issue with stealth and it is part of the core engine. Anet is supposedly working on it. I will tell you this, if you fight a thief, dodge often. They can't restealth alot if they can't reach you. I have yet to down somebody by being able to spam attack chain and CnD and most of my kills end up coming from my short bow.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:14 PM
you guys might be right, maybe it was just really busy times, and the latency was at its worst. I'll keep an eye out if it happens during downtimes.
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