What counts as metal armor for Heat Metal?

Quesci
Level 6
2 months ago

I was ambushed by a "Veteran" in the Badlands. I was excited for my Druid to be able to cast "Heat Metal" (one of my favorite spells). However, on attempting to cast, I was informed that it was an invalid target because the target was not wearing metal armor. It sure looks like metal to me! After he died, there was scale mail in his loot. How many enemies in this game will actually be wearing metal armor? Is there any way to know without just trying to cast and seeing if it works?


Quesci
Level 6
2 months ago (edited)

A post on reddit asserts that there are no enemies in the game flagged as wearing metal armor. Should this be reported as a bug? I don't want this to be just another useless spell. We already have a million sub-optimal spells that are simply overshadowed by competition for our Concentration. I really wanted this one to be good.

Baraz
Level 14
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2 months ago (edited)

Note there is another post on the forum about this ...

https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/heat-metal-1 (Bugs)

https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/targets-that-should-be-susceptible-to-heat-metal-but-are-not (Feedback & Suggestions) 

My comment : it worked on some thugs in Caer Cyflen, and I think one other enemy, BUT indeed does not work otherwise... Very rarely works and Veterans should certainly be affected.

Oddly enough, even Studded Armor has the tag Metal when it comes to stopping Druids from wearing it. :P (which is debatable)


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Quesci
Level 6
2 months ago

Note there is another post on the forum about this ...

Thanks. I did a search and neither of those turned up. I must have done it wrong. Interesting that all three of us noted the Veteran as an issue, when it apparently doesn't work on most enemies.