Defensive Stance not resetting

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Fionn
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Defensive Stance not resetting

Post by Fionn » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:12 am

I've noted since taking DD that the Stance works fine until the last enemy drops. The hot bar shows it still active, buy my HPs & AC return to normal. Next fight I must cancel then reactivate to get back into Defensive Stance. There's an easy work-around by always cancelling DS after the fight, but it's a pain and I often cannot reactivate for the first round or two of each fight.

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Re: Defensive Stance not resetting

Post by Twily » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:39 pm

Sounds like the sticky combat modes seen on PowerAttack, Expertise, etc.

While a bit of a pain, it's probably for the best this way if it fixes a different problem(which I'd think it might).
A few years back, I recall certain occurrences could cause it to de-activate mid fight; and I got into a couple PvP fights where players seemed to be intentionally abusing the flaw in the mechanic to use up all of my uses(this was before it had infinite).

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Re: Defensive Stance not resetting

Post by Fionn » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Expertise sticks fine (though it's a pain that it stays dropped when you drink a pot).

It's not that DS drops. It's that the flag stays set, but the bonus drops - thus I need to drop/activate to get the bonus back. This is worse than default if I forget to drop after every fight.

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Re: Defensive Stance not resetting

Post by Opustus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:04 pm

The Defensive stance has a lot of problems, but they're well documented in the wiki: you can read up at http://nwn.wikia.com/wiki/Defensive_stance and http://nwn.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:Defensive_stance, dunno if the EE did anything to fix it, or if the team is working on a fix for at least the infinite uses Arelith update not working.

EDIT: I've found some use for it on characters with no means of spotting stealthed characters, you can click attack on a fixture as immobile from the Defensive stance and that way stay immune to Sneak attack when the sneaker strikes out of stealth.

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