Sister of the Thorn’s Deepwood Staff primary attacks deal less damage with critical strikes against berserker type enemies (Plague Monks, Savages, Nurgloth the Eternal, Beastman Standard Bearer head hitbox) than with non-crits. This can be easily tested with ‘Briar’s Malice’ guaranteed critical strikes.
Critical strikes should never deal less damage than non-crits since it a) makes no sense whatsoever and b) it causes inconsistencies like Deepwood Staff primary attack being able to one shot berserkers/standard bearers with a single burst to the head (with the right build in cata) except when it is a critical strike.
I don’t know if this issue also affects stagger strength since that is harder to test.
Steps to Reproduce:
Play Sister of the Thorn and equip Deepwood Staff as her ranged weapon. Attack enemies with berserker armor and compare the damage between critical strikes and non-critical strikes, as well as critical headshots and non-critical headshots.
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Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
Any time, CET