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tikwid
04-07-2012, 02:06 PM
Does subtle backstabbing work with ranged?

Rauven
04-07-2012, 02:12 PM
No. Only thing that reduces ranged threat is Stealth Strike (http://ddowiki.com/page/Stealth_Strike).

tikwid
04-07-2012, 03:51 PM
dam... what about bluff?

Rauven
04-07-2012, 06:24 PM
Bluff and diplo do work with ranged. Diplo is good for shedding the agro you have. When you use it you might want to hold off on attacking for a couple seconds to give someone else time to grab agro. Bluff has two mechanics. The first makes the targeted mob vulnerable to sneak attacks for 6 seconds, that definitely works. The second reduces your threat gen for a short time. I'm not certain if this property affects ranged attacks as most other threat reduction affects do not. My repeater mechanic has both because I had the points to spare. I use diplo to shed agro when i have it and bluff to get sneak attacks if I can't. Although, if I had a radII repeater I probably wouldn't even bother with bluff.