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"Venom sharing" - do you share with EVERY ally around you?

IstrebiteIIstrebiteI SpbPosts: 266Member

Gearing towards the start, been reading guides for my fellow Thief. Came across that.

Does "applying venom applies buff to nearby allies" mean that ALL allies around me get to use my venom? Like, all 100 that are around me in WvWvW get to apply some hundred damage per hit venom each for some applications, so i'm giving like some hundred thousand damage buff to them?

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  • ScivaSciva NonePosts: 299Member Uncommon
    Not sure on the venom but it could be somthing like swiftness or whatnot. Unless it actually does give venom.
  • IstrebiteIIstrebiteI SpbPosts: 266Member
    ... but its insane right? Erm..... Why would i use any other build in WvWvW as Thief then? Shouldnt this be fixed to like "up to 10 allies"?
  • IsawaIsawa Middle 0 Nowhere, ORPosts: 1,051Member
    Nearby is a radius like one of those aoe circles, hitting 10 allies is more likely.
  • XzenXzen Los Alamos, NMPosts: 2,607Member Common
    Originally posted by IstrebiteI
    ... but its insane right? Erm..... Why would i use any other build in WvWvW as Thief then? Shouldnt this be fixed to like "up to 10 allies"?

    I read somewhere that AoE only effects up to 5 people. Maybe this works the same way. Gotta look for more info.

  • IstrebiteIIstrebiteI SpbPosts: 266Member
    But no doubt when on voice chat it would be easy for guilds to make melee/ranged people gather for an application of venom share for a moment, if that buffs their damage that much?
  • ArusuArusu KobylanyPosts: 1Member

    a) This skill works in +/- meele range, so buffing 100 people is pretty hard

    b) it probably counts as aoe,  "An area of effect skill may only affect a maximum of 5 targets" (from gw2 wiki)

  • doragon86doragon86 Boston, MAPosts: 589Member
    I would not be surprised if there was a cap on the number of people buffed. 

    "For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
    And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:
    And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
    And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"
    ~Lord George Gordon Byron

  • terrantterrant Virginia Beach, VAPosts: 1,683Member
    Originally posted by Xzen
    Originally posted by IstrebiteI
    ... but its insane right? Erm..... Why would i use any other build in WvWvW as Thief then? Shouldnt this be fixed to like "up to 10 allies"?

    I read somewhere that AoE only effects up to 5 people. Maybe this works the same way. Gotta look for more info.

    Best of my knowledge this is correct, but I've never gotten a chance to effectively test it.

     

    cause yeah...passing, say...basilisk venom...to your entire WvW horde. Yeah. Ugly.

  • dracopiedracopie draco, ONPosts: 51Member
    I believe venom's are capped at 5 along with other buffs.
  • IsawaIsawa Middle 0 Nowhere, ORPosts: 1,051Member
    Originally posted by Arusu

    a) This skill works in +/- meele range, so buffing 100 people is pretty hard

    b) it probably counts as aoe,  "An area of effect skill may only affect a maximum of 5 targets" (from gw2 wiki)

    Sounds like b) is the answer then. 5 targets.

  • IstrebiteIIstrebiteI SpbPosts: 266Member
    Yeah, that seems more reasonable. Would help alot if ANet would specify it in the tooltips (like, what the AOE size is, and how many targets are affected, i'm used to exact and detailed tooltips from games like Dota and they help a lot!)
  • EzhaeEzhae LondonPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by IstrebiteI
    Yeah, that seems more reasonable. Would help alot if ANet would specify it in the tooltips (like, what the AOE size is, and how many targets are affected, i'm used to exact and detailed tooltips from games like Dota and they help a lot!)

    The tooltips in beta were only avalible in simplified version. Release will have more detailed ones. They didn't want people to go too hardcore on number crunching before the numbers are even final. 

  • IstrebiteIIstrebiteI SpbPosts: 266Member

    They were not only simple, but incomplete, wrong and just hilarious sometimes. Dont remember exact one, on a pvp gem you put into armor, but it was ridiculous... a bit less fun was one that said "Gives XXX buff when underwater (not in)" - this one made me wonder for some time "what do they mean under water but not in... like, when i'm on land but below sea level?"

    I hope this changes by release.

  • maddbomber83maddbomber83 Andrews, TXPosts: 422Member

    The Dev's posted in a FAQ on the beta boards and the answer is 5, nearly almost 5.

     

    All the AoE abilities are based on group play, your boons hit 5 people, your conditions hit 5 people.  They were vauge on the smart targeting though.

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