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Asking again. Firestorm interrupts 4fpa attack?

Discussion in 'Druid' started by LorveN, May 23, 2005.

  1. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    Asking again. Firestorm interrupts 4fpa attack?

    Planning on using phoenix shield on a fireclaw bear, which will hit at 4fpa.
    Phoenix has 40%chance to cast firestorm, which fully synergized will do some funny extra damage.

    Question is: Will the triggered casting of firestorm interrupt the 4fpa fireclaws attack, or will I still be able to keep on hitting at the same speed?

    And a bonus question: Does it interrupt fury?

    I've heard both that it interrupts, and that it does not interrupt. So now, I'd like to ask it once again, and please, only tell me an answer if you KNOW. I've already had enough of the "It should be...", "I guess it..." etc etc.

    Thanks in advance ;)
     
  2. jordy666

    jordy666 IncGamers Member

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    it did on my frenzy barb with flamebellows

    so i dont see why it shouldnt with fireclaws

    although i dont think it interrupts Fury

    -jordy :king:
     
  3. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    do you have a fury druid on ladder? (you MUST, you are the DruidMeister!)
    If so, we must do a test if it works or not next time I get home... (that is, in 3 weeks :rolleyes: )
    perhaps you even have a fireclawer?
     
  4. lCE

    lCE IncGamers Member

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    It interrupts attacks like smite, and it will interrupt fireclaw, it will not interrupt zeal, however when it casts and zeal finishes, u will not be able to attack for another short moment. Im sure this is due to zeal being uninterruptible, im sure fury will be interrupted by it. (since its not uninterruptible).
     
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    Thats right
     
  6. electricblue

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    casting delay applies.
    so you wont be able to attack for a short time when it is cast.
     
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    imo casting delay has no effect on weapon attacks
     
  8. RTB

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    It sure does, as you're unable to attack with a skill as long as a casting delay is in effect.
     
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    it will effect your attack but not much
    whether you are bothered or not about this is up to personal choice
    e.g i use pheonix on my smiter and i am used to the interruption so i dont notice it and can duel just as well.
    imo personal playing style will overrule any interruption you may find in your attack.

    )pAnda(

    P.S if in doubt, try it out - make a char on sp, not sure if i am allowed to give details about programs etc...
     
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    Well, I use phoenix myself on my v/t and I find the delay quite annoying, although still think is the best option for smite (no lifetab plz). The thing is , I dont know why the delay afects all the attacks. I have a fire druid and when I cast fire spells, I get delay fot that spell and all fire spells, but I can cast tornados if I wish yet. Same on Fist of Heavens, I get FoH delay but still can smite. Have you noticed any delay in your current attack when you use thundergods belt and a foh is casted when struck? Not me. I think the Firestorm dealy on Phonix works weird, if you ask me.
     
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    How come my strafer don't get delays when she is casting FOH with ctc while using strafe?? :p
     
  12. RTB

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    This chance to cast behaviour is new in 1.10. It's not just Firestorm.

    MonsterSlayer: Because for multi-attack skills only a succesful chance to cast at the last attack will delay the next skill.
     
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  14. LorveN

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    mkay, many new tips here.
    I guess I'll do as suggested, test it on singleplayer and see how it feels. Easier to decide wether I want to go with it or not then.
    Thanks all anyway ;)
     
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    I tested this and posted results earlier for fury. It does not interupt it. (Assume interrupting means i stop furying).

    I equiped phoenix w/ bare hands. Did one fury at a time in hell and I cast anywhere from 1-5 firestorms per an attack. Unless you mean interruption to mean something else I dont really think it interupts your fury.
     
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    voice, the cast delay prevents you from attacking for some time, same for fury.
     
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    I'll retest this for my own reasons ........ mainly b/c i havent noticed a significant attacking delay.
     
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    Try chance to cast Meteor, I'm sure you'll notice it then. Firestorm has a short casting delay, which won't affect attacks much.
     
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    Just check the skill icon of the attack you are using, its easy to see if it gets red color when firestorm triggers so you dont have to worry about noticing if the animation stops.

    Voice, fury with bare hands is prolly slower than the delay itself, so not very good idea to test it like this. Better try with the fastest weapon available.

    Once again, with my kicker assasin, when using thundergods, with such fast attack FoH triggers many times, and my kicks never do get interrupted, no matter if it triggers in the middle of the kick series or before starting new round. With zeal, on the other hand, when firestorm triggers in the middle of zeal it doesnt get interrupted, but when the delay is active as you are to start a new zeal row, it gets delayed.
     

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