Since thf can use counterstance from /mnk I have been playing thf/mnk a lot recently. I really like it and definitely recommend using this SJ at least once for exp and NM.
I am sure other thf/mnk have noticed this also but I did not see this posted yet. But currently there is a small bug when you use thf/mnk.
When you put up TA and counterstance and target a monster far away from you while having hate on one or more monsters you counter like it is a TA attack. And here is the kicker: you do not lose the TA effect. Even boost does not wear off if you counter in this fashion.
Since you can keep counterstance and TA up full time your log looks like this:
And after you are done with countering you can still use a normal TA attack if you wanted to. A normal TA seems to do a bit more damage though. I would see counters for around 900dmg and a normal TA for around 1200dmg.
The positioning looks like this:
The colibri in the back is my current target. While the red claimed colibri is my counter target.
As reference a normal counter on the same monster looks like this:
The high counters combined with TA do not give hate to your TA partner. In my case the whm. I would open with steal then counter 4 times for 900dmg with TA up and I would still have hate on the monster.
I find it hard to think of a practical use for this bug. In this age of easy NM and AoE burn I dont consider this bug shocking or game breaking. Still pretty funny though.
Edited, Jan 12th 2011 10:57pm by Breaze