[BUG] - Aerin Shield — Guild Wars 2 Forums

[BUG] - Aerin Shield

Duduring the "Cornered" Part of Living Story Aerin activates a shield and we're suposed to use a sun crystal hability to break that shield. For me what happened was that no matter how many times i use the crystal hability Aerin shield never broke.
Luckily i was on my thief and shortbow 4 skill is unblockable. Took some time but i was able to kill him.

So we have 2 problems.

1st - something prevented me to use the sun crystal to correctly interrupt Aerin shield.
2nd - I was able to exploit thief's shortbow 4 skill to workarround that, which isn't intended imo.

Comments

  • This may have been the issue:

    When Aerin activates his shield and becomes invulnerable, you'll need to pick up a sun crystal. Then be sure to face Aerin and target him, and use the Light Dash skill without interrupting it. When the dash ends Aerin will become vulnerable again. The skill is finicky so if you interrupt it or just use it without targeting Aerin, you will be pushed back and he will remain invulnerable. During the final battle this may take a few tries - picking up multiple crystals can help with this.

    Good luck.

  • kirk.6753kirk.6753 Member
    edited January 5, 2018

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    This may have been the issue:

    When Aerin activates his shield and becomes invulnerable, you'll need to pick up a sun crystal. Then be sure to face Aerin and target him, and use the Light Dash skill without interrupting it. When the dash ends Aerin will become vulnerable again. The skill is finicky so if you interrupt it or just use it without targeting Aerin, you will be pushed back and he will remain invulnerable. During the final battle this may take a few tries - picking up multiple crystals can help with this.

    Good luck.

    Well, wen I was doing this, I tried many times. For a good 15 minutes or so i tried varios combinations:
    Interrupting it or not;
    Targeting him or not and etc.

    Since i was able to finish the chapter I'm fine, it was a bit annoying but it's done. My conncern is that happened because some bug that could compromise other part of the game.

    Anyway, thanks for the reply! :)

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That thing can be extremely klunky. I've completed LS2 on all 12 characters and sometimes it works as expected while other it seems broken but I do eventually get it to proc. That goes for both fights where that occurs.

  • I can confirm this bug, had it 2 days ago where I tried to hit him with the dash and it worked only like 1 out of 5 times, tried for half an hour then gave up. Yesterday it was the same for my thief, the first 2 times when he did his shield thing it worked, at the third time I was not able to hit him with the dash, I resorted to the short bow workaround.

  • This is happening to me today too just necroing to show its never been fixed...

  • I just had this problem. I restarted the instance and found that this time, Aerin had the Stability buff and I was able to break the shield. The first time, he had no buff. Maybe that will help in identifying the bug?

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