Is it just me, or do the new alchemy potions (available to Craftsman & Meister) not work as intended? I made a few dozen of these Advanced Great Hero Boost Potions that supposedly add 10% ATT (without testing a single one before making more, lol), but was disappointed to see that they did not seem to function properly (after observing a much lower expected damage at bosses).
Description of item:
So they should stack with other ATT potions (e.g. Extreme Red Potion, Witch's Stew), and they are in the same category as the other Alchemy potions (e.g. Resistance, Blessing, Fortitude).
Fully buffed stats:
2197 =/= 2064, something isn't adding up.
Deselected the option for the potion in my Excel sheet.
2064 = 2064, matches perfectly.
So my questions are:
- 1. Is it simply a graphical glitch, or do they really not work despite the fact that when you try to use a third alchemy potion while having two alchemy potions active (including the Advanced Great Hero Boost Potion) it prompts you that you cannot use more than two? Note: I suggest a graphical glitch because the %ATT potion somehow canceled the displayed icon of my Legends Blessing potion after changing maps/channels, without canceling its effect. I believe I went to Gollux before taking these screenshots?
- 2. If it doesn't work, then is it possible that the other new post-RED potions (i.e. Boss Rush, Penetrating) do not work as well? (Haven't had the chance to make or test these yet.) Honestly, I just want something to replace my Legends Hero potion.
My initial thought was that other ATT buffs may have canceled the potion's effect. This idea was discarded, however, when today I clicked on the potion unbuffed to observe no increase in the ATT stat box, but rather a change from black -> red text of my range.
I also tested before & after damage on regular mobs, and to my surprise while there was an actual increase in damage, it was very marginal (on average, 1m+ higher per line of snipe?)... significantly smaller than a legitimate 10% ATT increase. So what's going on?
Any insight on this topic is appreciated.