--Game Bug-- Balder's Vengeance not critting on Kelsaik in KN

Dreatra Profile Options #1


--Game Bug-- Balder's Vengeance not critting on Kelsaik in Kelsaik's Nest

Balder's Vengeance by description should be dealing crit damage (100% chance to crit).
When using Balder's Vengeance, low white damage is shown when attacking Kelsaik.

Server: Mount Tyrannas
Location: Kelsaik's Nest
Number of people in party: 1
Class: Gunner
Time: Multiple hours of the day
Times Replicated: 50+

Prior to Kelsaik, Willpower bar is gained in full from attacking previous mobs in dungeon.

- Drop from platform to Kelsaik
- Rolling Reload and Rocket Jump to the back of Kelsaik before being stunned
- Use Empowered Brooch and Balder's Vengeance

Screenshots of non-crit Balder's (all consecutive screenshots, one run after another):
1. http://gyazo.com/d19b4e9d822080b9ef26019238b4e4a2
2. http://gyazo.com/b157c52512a1039856cb93e3770242fc
3. http://gyazo.com/5bc2832bc209335f8a8629f8cc9a7f80
SingleBear Profile Options #2


Here is a story about how we localized this tooltip.

The original Korean text is this:
마력 에너지를 극으로 끌어 모아 적들을 섬멸시킬 수 있는 강력한 섬광을 발사합니다. 이 섬광은 최대 약 30m까지 발사됩니다. 이 공격은 일부 특수 몬스터를 제외한 대상에게 100% 확률로 치명상을 유발합니다. 섬멸의 빛 시전 중에는 적에게 아무런 피해도 입지 않습니다.

My BFF (our main QA guy on TERA that is also bilingual) translated it to this:
"This attack has 100% chance to crit, except for some special monsters."

I then jumped in and said, "No no no. We can't say special mobs. That doesn't mean anything. It would just cause player contacts. Figure out something better"

And here is where I dropped the ball. I should have made sure we localized this skill tooltip better.

So, I just asked my favorite author, who happens to be one of our writers on TERA to give this skill tooltip some clarification.

Here is what it will look like after our next maintenance:
"Deal damage to all enemies in front of you, up to 30m, with a very high chance to crit. You are invulnerable while using this skill."
ToastPwnU Profile Options #3


Not a bug, sorry. Kelsaik has 99% crit resist, aka the highest of all dungeon bosses, so vengeance only has 1% crit rate in this case. You might crit, sometimes, but don't get your hopes up, just focus on getting the highest white damage you can.
Dreatra Profile Options #4


This is a bug because by description the skill is dealing crit damage. In no manner does it say that Balder's has 100% crit rate, but it literally says deals crit damage which means it doesn't take in crit resist into consideration.
ToastPwnU Profile Options #5


Nope, I'm sorry, its not. I've seen vengeance crit, it will happen. It won't happen often. With how Tera is built you can never 100% guarantee a crit, the skill may have incredibly high crit rate, but the boss has incredibly high crit resist, thus nullifying the crit rate to really low levels.
Dreatra Profile Options #6


Then the tooltip on Balder's is incorrect because it specifically says that Balders will deal crit damage.
LexyCarter Profile Options #7


If you have 99% crit resist on boss, it means you can crit once per 100 tries (in theory). If you're lucky, it will be more often.
No matter how much crit you stack and how much/how hard you usually crit on stuff - crit resistance will absorb damage that is above your white dmg. So even if you'd normally crit at this moment, it won't work on 99% crit resist.

That's the harshly simplified explanation. But game just works this way, and always did. Be glad you don't have to run full KN from beggining of TERA, with applied Seals, using Torches, and oneshotting Recharge. :p