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Press the Attack illusion interaction

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  • Press the Attack illusion interaction

    Given that Press the Attack is a unit-targeted buff, I would expect illusions to not benefit from it. Invoker's Alacrity, as a similar example, can be applied to an illusion, and the HUD displays the buff icon and the animation is executed, but the illusion will gain neither attack speed nor damage. However, illusions benefit from 2 of Press the Attack's 3 effects (attack speed, debuff/disable removal, hp regen). This video that I made shows an illusion gaining attack speed and having a disable removed by applying Press the Attack to it. I don't know if other disable/debuff-removing spells affect illusions, but this is the only unit-targeted, attack speed-buffing spell that affects illusions, as far as I'm aware. Are these interactions intended?
    I wonder what awaits me at the end of everything.

  • #2
    dispels work on every unit, no exceptions. Attack speed can work too, depending on the source. HP regen never works. So at least 2 out of the 3 interactions are correct. I'm not sure about the attack speed interaction.
    Please, just call me buny.


    • #3
      Originally posted by bu3ny View Post
      Attack speed can work too, depending on the source.
      Are you referring to aura/aoe-based attack speed buffs? Those are the only kind that are supposed to work on illusions, in my experience. I've previously tested Axe's Culling Blade, Mirana's Leap, Beastmaster's Inner Beast, Drum's passive and active, AC's aura, Necro Archer's aura, and Hellbear Smasher's aura; the attack speed buffs of Axe's Culling Blade and Drum's active were the only ones to not apply to illusions. As far as unit-targeted buffs go, I had only tested Invoker's Alacrity, Io's Overcharge and Press the Attack before today; of these 3, only Press the Attack applies to illusions. I wasn't sure how to categorize Abaddon's Curse of Avernus, but I've tested it before as well; its attack speed buff does not apply to illusions. However, I just tested Ogre Magi's Bloodlust; it also applies its attack speed buff to illusions.

      So there are 2 unit-targeted attack speed buffs (Press the Attack and Bloodlust) that apply to illusions. But is this intended? I've noticed similar differences in behavior with some attack speed slows; there are some that don't affect illusions and others that do, with no clear dividing line (for example, between aura/aoe effects and unit-targeted effects).
      Last edited by acetone15; 01-13-2015, 10:37 AM.
      I wonder what awaits me at the end of everything.