kind of lost on this ability and wondering whether it's worth than useless? Does "all pets" refer to both sides? I tried this ability out and my own pets seemed to miss alot while the sandstorm is going on. Not sure why this would be useful?
I just lost a battle 3/0 to somebody using this ability, I was surprised there wasn't more comments on it since it's evidently bugged. I was fighting him with an Amythyst Spider (lvl 24), Darkmoon Rabbit and Toxic Wastling, both 25 from my main deck. I'm just getting the last bit of xp to push the spider to 25.
Despite an attack increasing damage taken by 25%, both my UNDEAD attacks Leech Life (spider) and Absorb (toxic) which are strong against humanoid pets were being blocked. Blocked is what happens when you have more damage reduction than incoming damage but at 25, the stoneskin was 78 and the sandstorm reduction was 78.. 140 MAXIMUM absorbs, since both reductions state 'up to' said numbers. My attacks should have still been landing for anything between 70-100, not much, but with self healing and switching to keep debuff up, the outcome of the battle should have been much less one sided.
I guess the only way to beat a player who wants to play like that is to have weather changing stats yourself or play with powerful elementals capable of punching through that silly cheese shield.
Yes, all my pets were rare quality.
So, unless I am missing something here, I've reported this as a bug and going to Kalimdor to farm some retardedly powerful cheese pets (:
I don't understand any strategy using this ability?
It seems Sandstorm can make healing abilities miss. I've seen
"miss" when Sandstorm was up in the
All that happens when a heal "misses" or "fails" is the spell doesn't apply at all, and your character does a /cry animation.
Just to clarify, Wish didn't even apply the first buff at all when this happened.
Edit: Just experienced
miss as well. If you're familiar with the ability, it only made a single "tink" noise, then stopped. Then my character did a /cry
does anyone know if this reduces damage that pets deal to themselves? i.e. Stone Rush
This ability is amazing.
It creates a long lasting damage reduction shield for all of your pets and completely shutsdown enemy teams reliant on dots and multi-attacks.
It's true that it also buffs your opponent but his team is likely not designed to fight in a sandstorm whereas yours should be thus giving a great advantage:
- Using guaranteed or high accuracy moves to minimize effective hit-chance penalty.
- Using single high damage attacks and charge up moves
- Using durable pets and or ones with healing abilities (the sandstorm's reduced damage intake will make them very sustainable)
It's not invincible but it definitely has great uses. Counters.
- Enemy pets that are not hindered by sandstorm - use high damage attacks and accurate moves
- Elemental pets that are not affected at all
- Any pets that can change weather (very many pets can)
getting the nerfbat in 5.4, it will last 5 turns only and a 4 turn cd. finally, screw you, anubishan idol :)
Seems to be broken in the newest patch. Went to level a pet using the Sandstorm/Switch Leveling Pet In For One Round/Switch Out method, and after switching him in, he still took full damage from the other pets attack.
It should hit in rapid succession and build to a crescendo over multiple uses.
"du dududu du du du du duuu"
Elementals passive works against them with Sandstorm. They will still take full damage and hit for reduced damage. Must be a bug?
I don't care what the tooltip or Blizzard says, this ability cuts your chance to hit by 80%, and the enemy teams by 1%. There is no way it's only 10%.
Looks to be broken after Patch 6.1.
No damage reduction or hit reduction and backline pets are taking full damage on AoE attacks.
Dang cant power level against Master Aki right now.
Well I can but cant use a lv1.
Anyway, everyone please make sure you submit bug so they can fix it quicker.
Thanks all enjoy.
I came here because I went to kill Aki The Chosen on my daily route and found
to be indeed broken. y u do dis Blizzard?
A check on the -10% hit chance would be appreciated, since it seems much more than that, about 30%. I do miss with this active about 1/3rd of the time, often 2 or three times during one battle. Which has about 1% and 0.1% chance...
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