|From this week's Herald Grab Bag:|
Q. I?ve been using a spellcrafted shield, and I?m interested in putting a reactive proc on it, but I?ve heard conflicting reports that reactive procs on shields don?t always work. Do reactive procs work on shields?
A. The Equalizer definitely had a reaction to this question and he explains: Reactive effect will work on a shield, but only in RvR combat, and only when you have successfully blocked an attack. Players are currently able to achieve blocking rates that are nearly 100% in PvE combat, and so reactive effects will not fire while fighting monsters. Reactive effects will also only fire when you have successfully blocked an attack (as that is when your shield is "hit"), and not when you perform Shield Styles.
Q. I believe the Greater Nereid potion widget and Draught of Healing widget are identical and can cause confusion and even death. Please update one or the other please.
A. With a quick verification the Equalizer says: Thank you for bringing this to our attention - look for a change to the Greater Nereid Potion hotbar icon in 1.96 to help differentiate these two potions.
Q. Does "+5% buffing effectiveness" add to potion buffs?
A. In the quickest Grab Bag response yet, the Equalizer says: Yes - the stat buff effectiveness bonus will increase the effectiveness of potion buffs.