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RTN
08-05-2014, 04:28 PM
From the Official Known Issues:
"The Assassin's (and Drow's) Venomed Blades enhancement is preventing sneak attacks."

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/150534-Official-Known-Issues

Sunnie
08-18-2014, 11:30 AM
I think this may be the case in just some situations.

I switched on Venomed Blades, and paid some attention to it this weekend. I noticed I was getting SA damage against enemies if they were focusing on another player/hireling, but if I snuck up to an enemy and attacked them with activated Venomed Blades I did not get the additional damage from my SA dice.

I'd have to do further testing next weekend, but from my initial personal experience I'd say that VB doesn't prevent ALL sneak attacks, just some of them.

Sunnie
08-24-2014, 11:31 AM
Now with a screenshot to actually show it, too. Successfully bluffing an enemy (or hitting an enemy that has aggro on another player/NPC) allows for both SA damage and damage from VB. VB only prevent SA damage when you actually sneak up on an enemy and attack them before they have aggro on someone.


http://i.imgur.com/iAwzQ3T.jpg

RTN
08-25-2014, 12:43 PM
Now with a screenshot to actually show it, too. Successfully bluffing an enemy (or hitting an enemy that has aggro on another player/NPC) allows for both SA damage and damage from VB. VB only prevent SA damage when you actually sneak up on an enemy and attack them before they have aggro on someone.


http://i.imgur.com/iAwzQ3T.jpg

While I find your lack of action bars highly disturbing, thanks for checking on the specifics! That makes the coming changes to melee power and scaling Venomed Blades useful.