Despite Druid Wolf Form claiming to deal Piercing AND Slashing damage none of the Ninja Spy abilities seem to function with it
So far I've tested the following and had them not work:
- Ninja Training Core 1/2: Supposed to allow At/Dmg with Dex when centered and dealing piercing or slashing damage (note: Rangers improved finesse does work)
- Sting of the Ninja: while you are centered, your piercing and slashing weapons inflict your foes with a stack of Ninja Poison...same thing no affect at all despite critting multiple times
- Any abilities linked to ninja poison of course
Oddly enough despite improved weapon finesse not working with handwraps (see known issues) it does work with wolf from.
This also seems to not work with the Epic feat Vorpal Strikes or the Crystal Cove Brawling gloves.
If this is WAI please change the tooltip to be more clear as it its clearly not working with "piercing/slashing" weapons more like. Also if that's true please add an option for monks to do dex to damage in shintao because if any class in DDO could be called the "Finesse or Dexterous" fighter it would be the Monks yet that is missing from any of their tress beyond short swords. Wisdom is an alternative as well (even if it requires weapon finesse) very little about monk fighting style is based on brute force..its speed precision, wit and channeling ones inner strength (aka Chi or Ki)
Its a clip from a movie but its gives the general idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlaYHBynWuU
Well until he gets drunk at least...but thats a cool idea for 4th prestige tree for Monk..>Drunken Master...big focus on constitution based abilities.