In scorched chapel, we tested all distances on a single target to see if distance play a vital role in the amount of pierces when nothing else is around. Being on top of the mob, as well as max distance resulted in getting 3 hits more often than the other distances.
It was rare to get 5 hits from any distance, but between 20 to 40 yards, we saw 4 hits the most often, with the occasional 5. We were not able to get 5 hits being directly on top of the mob, nor at max distance.
The amount of pierces we’re very random, even standing in the same spot. We could not conclude that there’s a “best” distance, other than don’t be too close or too far. The introduction of the buffed ninth cirri quiver sorta botched what we knew to be true about HA’s travel distance in the past.
Yes, it does. Adds are terrible for stacking stricken, but great to proc AD with and gain additional pierces for more damage.
It’ll help a little.
To get as far as you have at your paragon, you obviously know what you’re doing. My best advice is to save a power pylon for RG. The build itself is piss poor on single target relative to it’s trash clearing potential. Having power at the RG will make a big difference.
Iria was the one that I did the test with. It was done on my stream a while back, so i’ll have to dig a bit to find it and clip that portion and turn it into a video.
The reason we didn’t put out our findings is because our test involve the target standing completely still so that we can replicate results. Since our results concluded that the amount of pierces that happen is random regardless of distance, and targets never stand still, the distance in reality has little to no effect on the amount of pierces on a single target unless you’re at the extremes (super close or at the very edge HA’s range).
What happens when you’re really close is that the arrow pierces initially, travels quite a bit after the first pierce, then turns around to continue piercing the same target. That first pierce does not immediately turn around as you would think, as if it’s seeking out other targets before turning around to pierce the initial target again. It is because of this that we don’t see 5 pierces happening and 3 pierces show up more often. It is different when there’s other targets around and being a little closer changes the dynamic of the arrow because the arrow has something to target fairly quickly after the first pierce.
When you’re at the edge, the arrow turns and pierces almost immediately, though the arrow has already traveled a good distance before the first pierce. Because of this, you have already exhausted the travel distance and it’s unlikely you’ll get 5 pierces on that single target. This also however, changes if other targets are around as well.
I’m not saying that the travel distance isn’t limited, what I’m saying is that the quiver changes the behavior of the arrow itself, in terms of when and how it decides to pierce.
I’m sure I can bug Iria and record a video with him doing this test again.
Just in case you spawn a power on the first floor, leave some density alive near it, and ignore pylon, only to TP town at 98% progression or so and spawn the boss near the pylon.
This could be a clear saver.
yep ive done/attempted this many times. in my 137 clear i saved it on floor 2 and ran through whole first floor again lol…
with less paragon but higher gems, i was finding good rg’s to be about 4 min kill at 140. stonesingers ads arent the worst for stricken cause they are stationary, but for me with low level they were killing me more than he was. bone warlock is pretty bad cause hitting the skeletons cant really be avoided.
The arrow seems to have a set maximum distance. However, the arrow’s turn-around distance varies a bit; it seems to travel further before turning around if firing at close range rather than farther ranges. There is also some randomness in that you will get 3-5 pierces (sometimes only 2) on a stationary player-sized target. Maybe it’s easier to get 5 pierces on bigger targets (e.g. Voracity).
Ups. You did it like the Boyband from the 90s. You caught me in the act xD
Yeah sometimes im just brainfarting. Didnt scroll up again and was wondering about a 139 clear cause for me 137 seasonal is already troublesome.
And i was probably spending too much time in one spefic Thread in the Necromancer forum. Because some of the posts there, some of my braincells abandoned me, formed a cult and decided to commit mass suicide.