Well, i just played a few games with arachna and other heroes, and everytime i put ulti on an enemy hero and didnt finish him completely (30-70hp left) i didnt even get an assist.
my question is:
are there special mechanics behind the assist counter?
do i have to do a certain % of damage? i put them from full hp to about 10% so i expected a kill assists each and every time.
i saw others do less damage getting assists.
Is it only me? Or is it possible assists dont get counted sometimes?
I have never noticed this issue, it's worth taking a closer look into though because that would be annoying if it does happen.
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It seems that certain skills don't act like an attack, and therefore won't register an assist. I assume that because you don't actually do any damage to the person with Arachna's ult, that you don't get the assist. Any offensive spell in the game should give you an assist by definition, but it doesn't work that way right now.
I can name countless times that I should have gotten an assist, but don't. The two most common examples being when Legion/Hellbourne gets a kill it is classified as unassisted, and Tempest's ult does not grant you assists by itself (which is complete bullshit.)
I can name two or more instances per game, usually, where this happens... take this example! Last game I played I was Voodoo Jester. One person was killed by Hellbourne (unassisted) and I got no assist for a cask+cursed ground I cast.
You say it's a 1v1, yet you fail to completely kill the hero. How does it die?
Last edited by krucifix; 08-26-2009 at 11:05 PM.
May I bump this thread instead of creating a new one?
Already done though
What exactly contributes to assists? There seems to be a slight discrepancy between skills that count as assists and those that don't.
For example Sand Wraith's Ulti doesn't net you an assist, despite dealing damage.
Behemoth's Fissure doesn't net you an assist, despite dealing damage.
And now for the funny stuff: Dark Lady's ulti DOES net you an assist, despite not dealing damage at all.
Are all skills going to get changed to create a more persistent feeling?
Did you find more skills that behave oddly when it comes to assists?
There are so many situations where you don't get an assist. I'm pretty sure Legion is one of the worst heroes for not receiving any. I would like this fixed, but it's not a huge issue atm, and S2 will surely get on top of it when they can be bothered.
I wouldn't mind it, if it were merely for the stats, but as you get gold for assisting it may be affecting the highly valued "competive play" in a bad way
Not that I'm one of those players, mind you ^^
The Assist number has no effect on the game, only on your stats.
Your Ultimate (Spiderling) is considered a gadget and any damage it does, does not count to assists because you are not doing damage.
You would have got an assist (to please your stats...) if you would have hit him/her with one auto attack.
Who Ultis then runs as Arachna any way?
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