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What were you expecting to happen, and what actually happened
I expected the Guard’s Pauldron ability text “Gain 2% Melee Protection when matching 5 or more gems in one match” to work as described. My interpretation of what that means is that if my protection is 5000, then every time I match equal to or greater than 5 gems in a match, I GAIN (5000 x .02) 100 protection.
What actually happened:
The game inconsistently applied a very small (approximately .0032 more) protection bump. Not only is the protection addition much smaller than it should be, but the addition is also very inconsistent and often not added at all. I’ve only ever seen the bump against the first enemy in a series. One time it added protection on my first attack, but then didn’t ever again on that guy or the next 5. Another time it applied the small increase multiple times when attacking the first guy, and then never again against the next 5 enemies. Several other times, it never applied the protection increase, even against the first enemy. In all situations, when expecting the protection increase, the criteria of matching at least 5 gems in a single match is satisfied.
How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
See above for how. Today is the first time I’ve equipped this gear and used it.
Steps to make it happen again
Equip the gear. Match 5 or more gems in a single match. Continue to do that and see if protection is added.