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PreBuffing Traps?

Discussion in 'Assassin' started by Karatejag, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Karatejag

    Karatejag IncGamers Member

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    PreBuffing Traps?

    I've never really played a trapsin before and I couldn't find this answer in the FAQ.

    Question is that if I Lay down my traps with +5 skills (hoto/spirit) then switch to mf gear while they kill, will the traps retain that +5?

    Thanks.
     
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    Quietus IncGamers Member

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    Yes. Traps are considered minions - once they're set, they'll only use the stats they were dropped with. Also, though I doubt this is necessary to mention, +light damage/-light resist doesn't help traps, although I believe it still says that it does on the LCS. This is for the same reason; Basically, if doing X won't help an A3 lightning merc (switching to different gear, or +/- light damage/resists), it won't help traps.



     
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    d00m2k IncGamers Member

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    So if you lay traps, then when the boss gets low, switch to MF gear, the traps already out will not benefit from the mF?
     
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    SSoG IncGamers Member

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    They will. MF isn't set on trap creation- rather, it's checked at the time of the kill. You could cast traps with two +3 Trap Claws and then switch to MF gear and your Traps would remain at the prebuffed level, but benefit from the extra MF.



     
  5. Karatejag

    Karatejag IncGamers Member

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    That's the exact answer I was hoping for.

    Thanks :thumbsup:



     
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    SSoG IncGamers Member

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    Glad I could help.:smiley:



     

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