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09-01-2006, 10:23 AM
Yesterday, I decided to see how Retaliation had been changed in v1.9, and if there was any really noticeable difference in play. I was specifically interested in seeing if you could still do Retaliation against a crowd, followed by Sweeping Strikes, then get a screen-full of numbers.

So I gathered up a few mobs, popped Retaliation, and observed.

Retaliation didn't hit anything, not even once. (I also skipped the Sweeping Strikes bit whilst I was watching my Combat Log in disbelief... :( )

Has anyone else had similar problems since v1.9? Conversely, has anyone used Retaliation with no problems at all?

09-01-2006, 12:45 PM
check this thread:

09-01-2006, 12:59 PM
check this thread:

I've seen that one, thanks.

There's a bit of "omg nerf!" in there, but the last post (at time of posting) by Itchyback suggests that it still works for some or at least still works to a limited extent.

I was just wondering about others' experiences.

09-01-2006, 04:45 PM
It works. To a very limited extend. I for one dont like it one bit.

09-01-2006, 07:14 PM
I noticed this the same day the patch was out, it works maybe 10% of the time if that.
When it doesn't work, it doesn't even attempt one hit either.

It did work when I used it as a desperate last measure with a 1H sword but with my 2H axe it never does.

This is one of the most useful "oh crap, adds" when soloing so my warrior isn't liking it TBH.

09-01-2006, 08:04 PM
So they gave it an obvious "don't hit me or you die" graphic, and then broke it. Nice.


12-01-2006, 10:39 AM
Just tried it again, against a single target - lvl 51 Random WPL Beastie.

The beastie missed me a lot, but it looks a lot better. Out of 3 hits received, I retaliated against 3 before killing it.

Multiple target test in 30 minutes and counting...

12-01-2006, 11:06 AM
I like this change.

12-01-2006, 12:20 PM
I like this change.

rofl... since it seems to work against a single target it won't help you... :lol:

12-01-2006, 01:23 PM
Test #2 in Searing Gorge.

Rounded up some angry DI dwarves, they hit me plenty of times, Retaliation hit once.


(Was kinda hoping for a stealth-fix in v1.9.1)

13-01-2006, 07:06 PM
never liked retal, hardly ever use it. sweeping reckless whirlwinds ftw :P