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Arcanist freeze skill is broken beyond belief!

Quackery
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I thought "Fear" was bad, but Arcanist freeze ability is on a whole other level! In IC, full HP of 32k, got frozen for 10 seconds (YES, 10 SECONDS!) and couldn't move at all while being pummeled by the beam. My health was gone completely because I COULD NOT MOVE FOR 10 SECONDS AND THERE'S NO BREAKING FREE!! ZOS, is THIS what you intended with this skill?!? I sure won't be going into IC any longer and get angry for something I can't even control!
Edited by ZOS_Hadeostry on January 20, 2024 4:22AM
  • CameraBeardThePirate
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    Block the stun.

    Seriously, it's a very easy skill to avoid entirely. Yes, it's super buggy, and needs a fix, but with just a little practice, you should never be getting hit with it in the first place. It has a very obvious indicator, and a very generous block window. If you see the green hexagon around you, tap block. If they keep spamming it, keep tapping block as they waste their mag.
    Edited by CameraBeardThePirate on January 19, 2024 9:40PM
  • OtarTheMad
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    It’s not the stun, it’s CC break not working. Pretty common in PvP, even IC sadly.

    I mean if there is something screwy or bugged with the ability then I hope it gets looked at but I’ve had the same issues with Arcanist stun as I have with any.

    Time stop, fears, javelin, fire rune knock up, fossilize, Arcanist stun, rune prison etc. They all suck when skill delay is at its worst.
  • jerj6925
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    Everyone insta breaks free from that skill when I use it. Something else is getting you. Pluse the max time on the stun is 8 seconds on NPC, only 4 seconds on players. So if your honest and not over reacting 10 seconds was probably the game being broken.
  • ZOS_Hadeostry
    Greetings,

    After further review we have decided to move this thread to a category we think is more appropriate for this topic, as it's reporting a potential bug.

    Thank you for your understanding
    Staff Post
  • Quackery
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    jerj6925 wrote: »
    Everyone insta breaks free from that skill when I use it. Something else is getting you. Pluse the max time on the stun is 8 seconds on NPC, only 4 seconds on players. So if your honest and not over reacting 10 seconds was probably the game being broken.

    I'm not lying, I was pretty chocked at the length of the freeze, couldn't move or do anything for 10 seconds. I have no idea why, but something is wrong with the skill. OR, someone is using a macro that does the counting for them and when to recast. Something is just fishy about all of this.
    Edited by Quackery on January 21, 2024 2:06PM
  • Quackery
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    Block the stun.

    Seriously, it's a very easy skill to avoid entirely. Yes, it's super buggy, and needs a fix, but with just a little practice, you should never be getting hit with it in the first place. It has a very obvious indicator, and a very generous block window. If you see the green hexagon around you, tap block. If they keep spamming it, keep tapping block as they waste their mag.

    No, it's not easy to see, especially when you have effects going off all around you during fights. And there's not always time to react, especially when you get hit by OTHER cc's and then insta-frozen by this stupid skill.
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