Sacred 2:Claws of Thunder

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Claws_of_thunder.png Using an array of special metal blades as conductors, an Assassin charges the ions surrounding him and delivers a devastating series of lightning attacks to any who dare challenge him. Passive chance for double hits when in the active slot.

This is a Weapon Damage Based Combat Art.

Aspect

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Innate Abilities (Lvl 1) mcdmg.jpg

Modifications

See also: Sacred 2:Combat Art Modifications
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  • Shock - Adds a chance to stun opponents (20% + 0.6% per level).
  • Charge - Successful hits will inflict more damage (+20%).

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  • Cobra Strike - Inflicts additional life leech damage that heals the Assassin (3 + 1.5 per level).
  • Electrocute - Increases the chance to weaken enemies (40% + 0.5% per level).

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Claws of Thunder


Skills and Attributes

The following skills will affect this combat art:

  • Tactics Lore - indirectly, it increases weapon damage (including life leech from Cobra Strike) and critical chance, thus making Claws of Thunder hit harder, and allows modification points.
  • Any weapon lore (such as Hafted Weapons when the Assassin is wielding an axe) - will indirectly increase this combat art's attack speed, damage and chance to hit, and will allow the equipping of higher level weapons used to execute this combat art.
  • Combat Discipline - will increase its damage and reduce its regeneration time if this Combat Art is placed within a combo. This increase in damage is direct; it increases the +xx% that the CA adds to base damage.
  • Speed Lore - will increase its chance to hit indirectly by increasing a player's attack rating.

The following attributes will affect this combat art:

  • Strength will increase damage for melee weapons, and chance to hit
  • Dexterity will increase damage for ranged weapons (and some melee weapons), and chance to hit
  • Stamina will lower regeneration time

Usage Strategies

  • A melee Assassin may want to keep Claws of Thunder in the active slot even when using regular left click attacks, as it gives a passive chance for double hits.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Hits multiple opponents
  • Passive double-hit chance when in the active CA slot
  • Very interesting attack animation when mounted - the Mobiculum spins around in place while the Assassin's weapon repeatedly comes down on the enemy.

Cons

  • Claws of Thunder is slow to execute, even with a fast execution speed. Rather than immediately attacking, the Assassin takes second to "wind-up," striking a pose before launching the attacks.

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