Regarding orb abilities

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Regarding orb abilities

Postby Blake » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:51 am

I noticed recently that some orb abilities such as orb of lighting (New) and Item attack black arrow bonus can be used to set-up bash-like abilities which gives a chance that a spell will be cast upon an attack. However I soon noticed that the only way this worked was if you actually clicked on the enemy unit you want your unit to attack rather than having your unit auto-acquire the target unit. Meaning that unless you actually give a unit the command to attack a selected enemy unit this chance ability will never fire, I was wonder if there was any way to change this so that orb abilities have a chance of firing regardless of whether the unit being attacked is auto-acquired or user selected...

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Re: Regarding orb abilities

Postby Xenon » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:26 am

This is one of my pet peeves. IIRC Blizzard introduced this bug in patch 1.17 about four years ago. I sent them an email with a replay, and several others on the forums have pointed it out, but Blizzard still refuses to fix or even acknowledge it.  >:(

I'm quite certain there's no way to fix it without triggers, and the best solution requires a complicated setup to get damage events for all units.

Edit: It works if you attack-move, but of course that doesn't help with towers or wards.
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