#1  
Old 10-12-2017, 10:48 PM
Bustar Bustar is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 197
Default What is this crap(crab)?

I am talking about the steelshell thingies from the new expansion. The one absolutely generic enemy you encounter when you immediately start the expansion.

Turns out these guys activate a damage reduction aura which turns 1500 damage hits into 40 damage ones and those are the crits, normal hits don't seem to even damage them at all. It is I assume that red thingy swirling around them once you damage them enough. Needless to say this insane damage reduction turns the boss crabs into much more stronger adversaries than the final boss of the original game which in itself is absurd.

So what is the trick here? I tried waiting for the damage reduction to run out but it really didn't. I tried attacking them with melee attacks(on a mage character but hey, I had to try) and nothing seemed to happen. It couldn't have been a resist to my particular element because I could damage them just fine before they went crazy.

So what the hell? There is no tooltip to indicate what is their problem and unlike the sphere archmages from the original game have I don't see this ability on any character class.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-12-2017, 10:52 PM
mamba's Avatar
mamba mamba is offline
Praetorian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,788
Default

Never had any issue with any of them, now the boss on the other hand...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:15 PM
Bustar Bustar is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 197
Default

Nobody cares about the boss. I can down each and every orange monster in a matter of seconds. Why do they have to take 10 minutes to kill because of an absurdly stupid ability like that? It'd be nice if they were not also race cars so I could ignore them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:22 PM
Chthon's Avatar
Chthon Chthon is online now
Apostle
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 6,385
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bustar View Post
Nobody cares about the boss.
I take it you haven't reached the end then. He's definitely tougher than Log
__________________
All my builds can be found in the Build Compendium V & VI and on my profile page

--------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ram View Post
Diablo II: RoT Mod
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Houck View Post
Nydiamar Mod
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:26 PM
Bustar Bustar is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 197
Default

The crab boss? No he wasn't, the problem with crabs is that their defensive ability is completely random. I've had instances where a white crab took no damage from my skills but the boss itself got down pretty quickly. Its like rolling a dice. Here for example my hits did plain 60 damage when my sheet dps and real numbers indicate hundreds if not thousands of damage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOKwvmtrTU

Look, I know the expansion was going to be completely unbalanced, I play Path of Exile, but things like this stick out as bad design.

Like I said, this is a generic monster which is not supposed to be this tough to kill.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:41 PM
Snazzblaster's Avatar
Snazzblaster Snazzblaster is offline
Campaigner
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bustar View Post
The crab boss? No he wasn't, the problem with crabs is that their defensive ability is completely random. I've had instances where a white crab took no damage from my skills but the boss itself got down pretty quickly. Its like rolling a dice. Here for example my hits did plain 60 damage when my sheet dps and real numbers indicate hundreds if not thousands of damage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOKwvmtrTU

Look, I know the expansion was going to be completely unbalanced, I play Path of Exile, but things like this stick out as bad design.

Like I said, this is a generic monster which is not supposed to be this tough to kill.
The crabs might just have really high resistances to lightning and cold damage. How much elemental resist reduction does your build have?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:44 PM
Chthon's Avatar
Chthon Chthon is online now
Apostle
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 6,385
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bustar View Post

Like I said, this is a generic monster which is not supposed to be this tough to kill.
Except it's not

What build are you running and how much RR do you have? And what difficulty?

Look if you try to kill an aetherial with aether damage it won't go down easily. So maybe you're using damage types the crab is most resistant to. Cause I didn't have any problems in the expac monsters in specific, but I am running Poison WH

P.S

I was talking about the final boss, the crab boss is easy
__________________
All my builds can be found in the Build Compendium V & VI and on my profile page

--------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ram View Post
Diablo II: RoT Mod
Quote:
Originally Posted by Van Houck View Post
Nydiamar Mod
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:47 PM
Norzan Norzan is offline
Praetorian
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3,058
Default

That just seems to be an hero with an high resistance to cold and lightning.
__________________
List of my characters is too large to fit in this box.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-12-2017, 11:48 PM
sfbistimg's Avatar
sfbistimg sfbistimg is offline
Lord Advocate
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 3,643
Default

every boss in Act 5 is harder then Log

Log is a joke now a days

This is only based on fresh character solo self found on normal/veteran

Last edited by sfbistimg; 10-12-2017 at 11:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Grim Dawn ©2017 Crate Entertainment, LLC.
vBulletin® 3.8.4 ©2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.