View Full Version : Rogue skills: Dazzle & Smoke Screen

01-12-2008, 12:48 PM
Is it intentional that Dazzle breaks the freeze effect of Smoke Screen?

I use Smoke Screen somewhat often (though not often enough as my death count can testify). The description for this skill reads "Any damage breaks effect." My primary adventuring recruit is a Rogue with Stealth and Dazzle. Dazzle causes a minor distraction and reduces an enemy's attack and defense rating. However, Dazzle also breaks the freeze effect of Smoke Screen even though it is not doing any physical damage. Is this intended?

Dazzle is "damaging" an enemy's stats so to speak; thus the "any damage breaks effect" qualifier could apply. Even so, to me it doesn't make sense why Dazzle would cancel Smoke Screen.

Ideally I would have a recruit with Stealth and something other than Dazzle. I don't even like Dazzle, but Stealth is hard to come by in Rogue recruits so I take what I can get.

01-14-2008, 12:04 PM
Yes, it is intentional. It's not that dazzle is doing any damage, it's that dazzle and smoke screen are both distractions and a monster or player can only be effected by one distraction at a time.