Wizard Bugs in Patch 2.1, Firebird’s Set and Hydra Buffs. The Wizard set Firebird’s Finery was disabled due to a bug when Patch 2.1 went live. A day later the set was declared functional and hotfixed back in… but fan reports said it was still not working right. More testing was done, and tonight there’s an update from the Blues.
This is an issue we plan to address as soon as we can, but there is unfortunately not an ETA yet on when the fix will be ready though.
Thanks everybody who submitted their reports on this issue, those reports were really helpful… you guys totally rock 🙂
In other Wizard spell news, Hyrda has been upgraded/bug fixed in several ways in this patch, even if some players aren’t noticing. There’s still work to be done, though.
only attack speed isnt working with mammoth, rest is working somehow.
Tyvalir: Correct! All runes of the Hydra skill take Critical Hit Damage and Critical Hit Chance into account, and most of them (except Blazing Hydra) can deal Critical Hits.
Blazing Hydra is the only rune where CHD and CHC are rolled into the attack itself. Instead of producing Critical Hits, Blazing Hydra calculates CHC and CHD as part of its regular attack damage. It’s also the only rune that incorporates Increased Attack Speed, which increases its damage per tick.
Although the other runes don’t currently benefit from Increased Attack Speed, it is something we want to implement in the future.