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    Default Weapon materials and damage reduction

    I just pulled a Lunar Crescent khopesh in Sharn and found it odd that although the material it is made from is adamanitne, it does not bypass adamantine damage reduction on enemies. I wonder which other weapons might be floating around out there made of adamantine, cold iron, silver, byeshk, flametouched iron, etc, that are not applying the inherent DR bypassing property of the material.



    Shouldn't this weapon, a decent DR buster, be bypassing adamantine as well as slash, magic, good, evil, lawful, chaotic, and silver?

    Relatively recently we had random weapons with alignment based damage enchantments on them not bypassing their associated DRs, but that was soon fixed. Just hoping to bring awareness to this matter which does matter to some of us even in the face of more and more enemies coming into the game having unbreakable damage reduction. (that's a discussion for its own dedicated thread).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerio View Post
    ...although the material it is made from is adamanitne, it does not bypass adamantine damage reduction on enemies...

    Relatively recently we had random weapons with alignment based damage enchantments on them not bypassing their associated DRs, but that was soon fixed...
    If what you say is so, then apparently at least one more still needs to be fixed. :/

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    I posted something similar once about the Epic Timeblade. Devs came back and said it was a typo in the text and should say it's made of steel. :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetigers33 View Post
    I posted something similar once about the Epic Timeblade. Devs came back and said it was a typo in the text and should say it's made of steel. :-(
    That's just sad.

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    This is a bug - it's made of Adamantine erroneously. It should be made of Silver.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetigers33 View Post
    I posted something similar once about the Epic Timeblade. Devs came back and said it was a typo in the text and should say it's made of steel. :-(
    I'm leaving this particular bug in place until the level 20 s/s/s items get fully revamped. It's not meant to be made of Adamantine - that text field is for durability scaling and our sound effects system (yes really).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    This is a bug - it's made of Adamantine erroneously. It should be made of Silver.
    @ L - So does it currently have Silver bypass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Dog View Post
    @ L - So does it currently have Silver bypass?
    Yes. Damage flags are shown in text on the header of the weapon - in this case, since Silver is listed, it'll bypass Silver DR.
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    Nice! Noting same in Wiki, thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    until the level 20 s/s/s items get fully revamped.
    So what you're saying is that you're revamping S/S/S items right now and you're promising that will be released Soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    So what you're saying is that you're revamping S/S/S items right now and you're promising that will be released Soon
    Fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    I'm leaving this particular bug in place until the level 20 s/s/s items get fully revamped. It's not meant to be made of Adamantine - that text field is for durability scaling and our sound effects system (yes really).
    Glad you haven't forgot about it. I'm looking forward to the s/s/s revamp whenever it happens!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    So what you're saying is that you're revamping S/S/S items right now and you're promising that will be released Soon
    Our QA department would light itself on fire and jettison itself out to sea. There are too many features in U43 already and the rest of U42 isn't even out yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetigers33 View Post
    Glad you haven't forgot about it. I'm looking forward to the s/s/s revamp whenever it happens!!!
    I'll never forget. It's one of the most hotly requested features on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    Our QA department would light itself on fire and jettison itself out to sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerio View Post
    I just pulled a Lunar Crescent khopesh in Sharn and found it odd that although the material it is made from is adamanitne, it does not bypass adamantine damage reduction on enemies. I wonder which other weapons might be floating around out there made of adamantine, cold iron, silver, byeshk, flametouched iron, etc, that are not applying the inherent DR bypassing property of the material.



    Shouldn't this weapon, a decent DR buster, be bypassing adamantine as well as slash, magic, good, evil, lawful, chaotic, and silver?

    Relatively recently we had random weapons with alignment based damage enchantments on them not bypassing their associated DRs, but that was soon fixed. Just hoping to bring awareness to this matter which does matter to some of us even in the face of more and more enemies coming into the game having unbreakable damage reduction. (that's a discussion for its own dedicated thread).
    It has silver, alchemical, that's why the silver bypass. If you read the description for alchemical siliver it is a way to bond silver to a steel weapon. I'm not sure, but it seems from the description that all alchemical weapons should be steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedSandyman View Post
    It has silver, alchemical, that's why the silver bypass. If you read the description for alchemical siliver it is a way to bond silver to a steel weapon. I'm not sure, but it seems from the description that all alchemical weapons should be steel.
    Ah yeah. Good point. But Lynnabel said above in a previous post that it should be made of Silver. You wouldn't alchemically bond silver to a silver weapon even if you could. So if it's supposed to be made of silver, then what should the 4th effect be to take the place of alchemical silver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerio View Post
    Ah yeah. Good point. But Lynnabel said above in a previous post that it should be made of Silver.
    It's possible she misspoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    I'll never forget. It's one of the most hotly requested features on the list.
    Will this also include making the base items easier to acquire too? As of right now, it seems impossible to get a Storm (crossbow), without being incredibly lucky on both the weapon and the shard.

    The worst part of this, is many players have mentioned that bypassing the ZR raid timer is bugged, so you risk wasting a bypass for nothing. At least when farming for epic upgrades for dungeon loot, you can re-run the dungeon on ransack each week. But legacy raid items are a huge pain to get.

    At the very least, all of the old legacy raid loot should be converted to Bound-to-Account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    I'll never forget. It's one of the most hotly requested features on the list.

    You're a champ. As someone who is back after a years-long break, the amount of positive changes and response to feedback I am seeing while catching up here is outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetigers33 View Post
    She's a kobold!
    Sure, kobold lich! 8)

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