The latest dev diary entry from Nate Levy, Warhammer Online's Combat and Careers Team Lead, focuses on the crowd control changes players can expect to see in patch 1.3.2, following the radii reduction on AoE effects and the introduction of the Resolute Defense ability in 1.3.0b.
First of all, many crowd control effect durations will be slightly deducted. Secondly, some CC abilities will be moving to positions that make them more of a deliberate choice to obtain. Besides, as DPSers bring damage to RvR, the distribution of crowd control abilities will be moved to defensive careers. This shift, which is a long-term goal, will not be completed in one patch. Also, a new effect called "Stagger" will be introduced into patch 1.3.2.
"when you Stagger an enemy, they'll be briefly disabled and unable to move or take any actions, just like a Stun or a Knockdown, but with the critical difference that the Stagger will immediately break if they suffer any damage."
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