Lightning Bolt through walls... any progress?

Steve
Level 8
8 months ago

This bug has been around for a while, but I was wondering if there is any chance it will be fixed for the next DLC patch?  Currently enemy spell casters can target anyone with Lightning bolt even without any line of sight, even through walls. 

Baraz
Level 14
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8 months ago

This bug has been around for a while, but I was wondering if there is any chance it will be fixed for the next DLC patch?  Currently enemy spell casters can target anyone with Lightning bolt even without any line of sight, even through walls. 

Tactic that might help : I could be wrong, but my experience is that the enemy group has LOS (line of sight) through another enemy at the frontlines.  The enemy caster is considered by the game as having a proxy LOS through the eyes of other creatures.  Which means if you drop the LOS from all enemies, the lighting bolt will not be casted upon the party. 

Not saying it is not an issue ; and I do not know if they can fix it.  Just a trick/theory that might work sometimes.


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IXI
Level 14
8 months ago

This bug has been around for a while, but I was wondering if there is any chance it will be fixed for the next DLC patch?  Currently enemy spell casters can target anyone with Lightning bolt even without any line of sight, even through walls. 

Tactic that might help : I could be wrong, but my experience is that the enemy group has LOS (line of sight) through another enemy at the frontlines.  The enemy caster is considered by the game as having a proxy LOS through the eyes of other creatures.  Which means if you drop the LOS from all enemies, the lighting bolt will not be casted upon the party. 

Not saying it is not an issue ; and I do not know if they can fix it.  Just a trick/theory that might work sometimes.

the enemy casters also rarely target you if they can't get more than one target in a line.  that helps but still not ideal.  i think for a temp fix is to have devs replace lighting bolt with fireball for enemy casters.  i assume that will prevent casting through walls?  although a fire ball is likely to do more damage to the party than a lighting bolt.  in the mean time you can fight fire with fire, or lighting in this case, have a sneaky type scout and do your own casting through walls


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zas
Level 8
7 months ago

In Lost Valley, enemy caster used Cone of Cold, most of my team but 1 was in a corridor, but Cone of Cold went through walls. I guess that's more or less the same issue.

Wizbane
Level 1
1 week ago

Really blows any type of tactics in a battle if the spell casters ignore all walls with area effect spells. Its seems to me it should be able to fix by changing the collision rules of spells.

Thaladar
Level 9
6 days ago

Agree.  Enemy Lightning bolts and Cone of Colds through walls with no LoS makes tactical planning much harder.  It must be a pretty difficult fix if they haven't been able to address it yet.  But I wish they would fix it!