Thursday, November 1, 2007

PTR: Mad Alchemist's Potion (Update)

Sometimes, pictures work just as well as words, and since I'm feeling a bit lazy today, I'll use them instead of having to put thought into type. So here are a few pictures of the Mad Alchemist's Potion in action on the PTR. Enjoy. =)

Notice the actual description of it's use? The potion only gives a chance of a side-effect buff, not applying one with every single use. Given what Drysc had to say earlier, this is incredibly disappointing, because it sounded like the potion would proc an elixir buff every time. Instead, we are left to wonder not only what buff it will proc, but whether or not one will be applied at all. And after a bit of testing, the proc rate seems to be low, on the order of 1 out of every 10 uses or less (not a single one out of ten procced for me during testing).

Now keep in mind, all of this testing was done on the PTR and and may not be working as intended. But as things stand now, this is definitely not the buff to Alchemy I once thought it to be. Hopefully things will be tweaked for the better once 2.3 goes Live, but in the meantime, we'll just have to wait and see.


Jesyka said...

background downloader pops up when you use the ptr now... hmm.

Inc a broken 2.3 in like 2 weeks?

JAGOeX said...

Looks that way, unless some new issue creeps up. Hopefully we'll be seeing the new patch before Thanksgiving, which will put Season 3 in our midst just before Christmas!

Ferarro said...

That is so sexy...

Jesyka said...

I'm not sure it's intended to hit for that much, even as a critical heal. I've seen several other shots of it in action, none have been for 5k. Lol.

It's probably benefiting from Fel Armor atm... and may not be meant to. Who knows.

As for the side effects - it's giving, what appears to be, class dependent elixirs - adept's for casters and Onslaught for melee... and the like. No sign of the 'negative' procs so far. And around a 95% positive proc rate is being reported.

Play with it more, yago!

JAGOeX said...

Yeah, 5k heals via Fel Armor ftw. My guess is that, like Healthstones and Health pots and what not, this is WAI.

The proc-rate I'm a little confused about. I hear many people talking about "regular" procs, but after 20 trials on the PTR, I have yet to see one. So, either I'm doing something wrong (how difficult is it to take a pot?) or just have very bad luck.