Today we’d like to report one of those weird bugs that make you ask yourself how they even made it to a live build? Because somebody during QA should have noticed it, right? What we’re talking about is a bug that allowed the Tarokka Deck to one-shot bosses. The Artifact has the unique functionality that it let’s you pick between three different random powers it draws from your deck. We’re not going over the full specifics because that was nicely done by Viral in this document, but one particular card and its effect was causing the issue.
Marionette Causing Issues
The Marionette‘s tooltip states that it kills all minions near you. It indeed did, including bosses! While you couldn’t target bosses directly, they would still die from the proc. So all you needed were some adds that you could target, and bang! This means it worked on bosses like Orcus in Tomb of the Nine Gods for example,
but not the Atropal (apparently it did work on the Atropal when targeting a hand… see video below).
The bug has been fixed in a recent patch, and the card’s effect now properly affects only minion-rank enemies, but it’s still one of the more funny bugs in terms of ‘how did it even make it to live?’. It kind of reminds you of the initial bug with the Orcus set that could one-shot anything as well.
Let’s Maybe Test This Stuff on Preview?
It also adds another reason to make new items more obtainable on preview. Nobody could effectively test the Tarokka Deck Artifact unless they were willing to go through the full card grind. It was highly inconvenient to say the least and there’s not really a reason to not make the item available to everyone through a preview store or whatever. The Wondrous Bazaar has special tabs on the PTS where you can claim some stuff for testing purposes and it’s annoying that the devs don’t always add all relevant items there.
Because if players were able to properly test, then this could have been prevented? Anyway, the bug is gone now. So Orcus and the other bosses are safe… for now!
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