Scanning can also refer to the process of hide search or just plain looking for hidden scouts. This is a wikia page on the scanning method. This is not necessary a guide on how to find hidden scouts.
That the while scouts are hidden, the sounds of footsteps and voices can still be heard.
- Hide is removed after being hit or if too much time has passed
- When hide is used,on the allied side scouts turn transparent;however, on the attacking side they disappear from sight and from the minimap.
- Purpose of scanning is to find hidden dagger scouts, gun/bow are commonly more rarer to use hide and will not be talked about much here.
- Dagger scouts have a tendency to disrupt attacking lines making them very useful in war and often dangerous in one on one fights
- Typically used to avoid being attacked by Punishing Strike
- However while hidden DoT like Poison and Burn still shows its effect and damage.
- Effects like poison,burn,blind,and root still show if they try to hide
- The glowing effect from using an item will show if they use an item;however, the Recovery over time does not show
Scouts still make ripples in water when they walk on it.
- Also certain nations may have more scouts compared to other nations, ie: Gevrandia may have the most dagger scouts
You can still target hidden scouts, your cursor will turn red on hovering over an enemy.
- You can still target hidden scouts;the targeting circle will appear if you hover over one
- Normally it is the ranged classes' job to uncover hidden scouts but is generally better to use a ranged skill to unhide them
- Hidden scouts can still make rippling effects in the river while hidden
- They still move sounds if they sidestep
General strategy is to use feather mode to look for scouts.
- Hidden scouts make different footsteps while hidden; try to listen to that sound
- Try to report these scouts in allied nation chat
- Search in between times of noncombat, looking when you fighting an enemy may distract you
- Search during HP or PW recovery times
- Normally search while you moving or when there is no enemy around
- To look just move the cursor left and right until a targeting circle appears;feather cursor works the best for this
- By scanning for scouts you can avoid being hit with PS or dagger scouts being up the line
How Dagger Scouts tend to moveEdit
- Dagger scouts tend to aim for the enemies' blind spot, so try to look at where scouts believe where you blind spot is
- Dagger scouts tend not to walk in straights and use the spacebar jump to avoid making footsteps
- Scouts may walk along the edge of cliffs, as many people do not check the cliffs in a large fight or to avoid water ripples in watery areas
- Try will debuff a couple of times and then run;this generally happens a lot
- Wait Scouts:Waiting scouts will tend to wait until people go to a certain area and then will ambush them
- Walking Scouts:Tend to attack from your side or behind
- Can come from the edge of a cliff
- Or wait besides some building
- Tend to hide behind scaffolds to rehide
- Or jump down from a cliff and then attack you
- Jumping Scouts:tend to jump above you and then attack
- Jump over an enemy you are walking
- Jump from behind buildings
- Around cliff points
- There are some dagger scouts that tend not to use hide but will use Void Darkness more often
- On a flat ground with lots of people
- Area with very few or no people;punishing strike scouts tend to appear here
- Around crystals
- Around Obelisks
- Around Gate of Hades
- High areas
- Bottom of a slope
- Near cliff jump points
- Areas with differences in height level
- Near rocks or any building that serves as a wall
However, you should still be aware that a hidden scout can appear anywhere to ambush you
Dodging dagger ScoutsEdit
- Punishing Strike can be dodged if you sidestep immediately after hearing the voice
- Increasing the width of your resolution can help
- Listen to the sounds of the step they make