Fighter question: Cover Allies

#1ProjectENISPosted 8/7/2013 9:30:18 AM
How do i use this skill effectively?

After i use distraction and get the aggro of a boss (distraction), i usually stand on it's opposite side compared to the attackers, this allows some of the boss skills to miss them completely, but i don't think they will benefit from the 100% max attack increase that cover allies provides.

Or am i suppose to stand with the attackers and use cover allies over them? In that case, wouldn't distraction be unnecessary, seeing how the boss has only the option of facing the group?
#2themasterllworkPosted 8/7/2013 9:35:13 AM
Cover Allies buff only affects you
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#3Duddez_WorldPosted 8/7/2013 1:10:06 PM
how doe sthat work exactly? since it seems to end pretty much as soon as we stop holding Square, does it last a few seconds to buff us? or does it only really help shield bash?
#4Duddez_WorldPosted 8/7/2013 1:13:19 PM
nvm i figured it out, buff procs on hit, will autoguard proc it aswell?
#5YHWHPosted 8/7/2013 1:21:10 PM
Yes.
#6remiks00Posted 8/8/2013 6:53:41 AM
Duddez_World posted...
nvm i figured it out, buff procs on hit, will autoguard proc it aswell?


I still don't fully understand. I get the swirly powerup animation after I'm hit while using cover allies. Is that the buff taking effect?

Also, what do mean by the buff only affects me? The description of the skill says "Use your shield to protect allies and temporarily increase *their* attack power.".
#7themasterllworkPosted 8/8/2013 7:07:21 AM
It should boost your attack, not theirs, when you have the buff (that blue swirly powerup effect) after using Cover Ally.

I didn't touch my Fighter yet for the EN version so I don't know what they put on the description.
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#8remiks00Posted 8/8/2013 7:28:11 AM
themasterllwork posted...
It should boost your attack, not theirs, when you have the buff (that blue swirly powerup effect) after using Cover Ally.

I didn't touch my Fighter yet for the EN version so I don't know what they put on the description.


Okay, thank you for clearing that up for me, you've been a great help. :)
#9themasterllworkPosted 8/8/2013 7:32:12 AM
remiks00 posted...
themasterllwork posted...
It should boost your attack, not theirs, when you have the buff (that blue swirly powerup effect) after using Cover Ally.

I didn't touch my Fighter yet for the EN version so I don't know what they put on the description.


Okay, thank you for clearing that up for me, you've been a great help. :)

Np, you can always test it out, just get the buff and attack.

I noticed my Cyclone Smash does more damage with the buff than without it.
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