What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened?
When the enemy has one troop left, kraken hits that enemy with BOTH shots, doing double damage. If that’s intended great but seems a little sketchy to me.
But that’s not the reason I’m posting this. I was using kraken today and had my enemy down to one troop who had an active BARRIER. Kraken fired two what should be simultaneous shots, removing the barrier AND THEN devouring him.
Kraken first deals the damage and then devours the troop (if he’s going to devour). It is not simultaneous. So in your scenario it worked as intended where the first shot removed the barrier and then Kraken devoured the troop (which could have occurred even if the barrier was still there because barrier does not stop devour).
No, it’s not. It’s specifically supposed to happen AFTER the two shots, and independently. That’s what the word “Then” is for, or else it wouldn’t be there (compare with the spell description on Kerberos, for example).
I’m afraid I don’t understand what you’re trying to say but the spell worked as intended. The spell has 3 separate steps.
Deal XX damage to the last two troops
Create blue gems
40% possibility to devour the last troop.
Now in my experience, if the last troop was killed with the damage, it’s not going to devour the troop above (i.e. if you have 4 enemies it will deal damage to 3 & 4 and if 4 dies, it will not devour 3) however I suppose that is not really the point here.
In your scenario Kraken would remove the barrier of the last troop in step 1, create the blue gems in step 2, then devour the troop in step 3 ending the match.
Sure, he’s rather powerful. Still, I’m not sure what’s the problem you have with the case you mentioned. Barrier does not protect form devour, so the devour alone would end the match, regardless if there’s two hits, one hit or zero before it.
If anything, the way his spell works makes him weaker, since he can never gain barrier from his devour, can’t devour a full-health troop unless it had barrier, and can’t devour a troop that would die from his damage.
Kraken does not do double damage. If there is only one troop, he does only XX damage to the troop (never 2x XX damage) and then devour is separate however it can look like damage which I think is what confused the OP.
Yeah, I’m not suggesting he’s necessarily overpowered, it’s just that some of these little unintended “flaws” in coding (like the resurrect bug with Infernal King) are leading to freak/fluke occurrences that feed into the frustration being felt by many that face an endless stream of Bone Dragons and the like.
I mean, I know making a game like this isn’t easy but sometimes it just feels like we’re playing an NES 8-bit AI that uses “home cooking” to mask the underlying simplistic nature of the framework.
I got into this game because of Puzzle Quest and this game barely resembles the game I started playing. It’s almost like the battles aren’t important - an “autoplay” button might be appropriate. It’s all about gathering resources just as fast as you can get them.
For example, Knight Coronet is fully capable and intended to deal his spell damage twice when facing off with a singular foe. I haven’t bothered testing this with any other troops accept Reaver (which also works like Coronet), but EK and Kraken might be the same way.