Jobs Support Register

(xbox 360) Issue with poison critical effect on poisoned Zerrikanian Saberra

+

imp07

User
#1
(xbox 360) Issue with poison critical effect on poisoned Zerrikanian Saberra

Hey all,

Currently working through Witcher 2, and halfway through Act2 I picked up the poisoned Zerrikanian Saberra. I have put two points into whirlwind, and currently when I have that sword equipped I have a 28% chance for the poison critical effect on hit. However I have yet once to see poison trigger on any strike on an opponent. What exactly should I see, I notice when rotfiends sometimes attack or explode I see a green hazy outline around myself or other characters which I believe indicates being poisoned?

I also have the Silver sword with the "Freeze" critical effect also at about 28%, and if I have it equipped I definitely notice enemies getting frozen quite often (monster or human). I am not sure what I am doing wrong or if poison or if that sword is bugged but I dont seem to ever trigger a "poison" critical effect. As an aside, how do I tell if I cause an enemy to bleed, I also have bleed quite high (40% ish if I enhance with brown oil) but again I dont know if its ever triggered or not, its hard to tell (unless someone causes me to bleed :)).

Regards.
 

ReptilePZ

User
#2
If you're fighting Rotfiends, they are simply immune to poison and bleeding, whereas freezing is a weakness of theirs as it even stops them from exploding, so it's impossible to trigger those two effects on them. Generally speaking though, you should see a green glow on enemies when they're poisoned. Bleeding is a bit tougher to notice, best way to see that is to look at the health bar of the enemies, as the effect causes them to suffer damage over time, though I believe you can actually see them bleeding.
 

imp07

User
#3
Thanks for reply! Yea I figured Rotfiends wouldnt be the best test as I figured it they were poisonous themselves they would be immune to it. I also realized I am on hard so perhaps humans have higher resistances to poisoning? I am going to test on normal vs hard and see if I can get poison critical effect to trigger
 

ReptilePZ

User
#4
Yep, the higher the difficulty is, the more resistant enemy humans are to critical effects. It's also worth noting that an enemy can only be affected by one critical effect at a time.