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Reflex Potion and Slow

Postby Nurator on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:31 pm

I just tried to use the reflex potion while wearing the Platemail... somehow I only attacked the monster once. Is this supposed to happen and I dont understand slow? Or is this a bug? :)
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Re: Reflex Potion and Slow

Postby Darvin on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:35 pm

The "extra hit" of the reflex potion only works if your first attack strikes before the monster. If the monster hits you first, then you don't get the extra hit. This makes the reflex potion largely useless for most slowed characters; you will need to slow the target monster to get it to work correctly, which is a luxury most characters do not have (Earthmother and WEYTWUT are your only reliable methods)

This particular intricacy with the reflex potion can be a little unintuitive, and for the longest time I'd dismissed the potion as largely useless because I didn't understand its effect. They've improved the description text since then, but it's still one of the game's most fickle effects.
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Re: Reflex Potion and Slow

Postby Nurator on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:04 pm

Oh okay, thanks :)

In the description, there should stand something about Slow then :)
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