Here’s the scenario:
My opponent and I both have level 20 ankyntrosaurus. Obviously who moves first is decided by input speed. We both use the priority move ‘crippling distraction’. I go first due to inputting the move faster, opponent goes after.
Here’s the thing. As he uses a move, despite it not being a damage dealing one, he is no longer debuffed by my crippling distraction.
On turn two he goes first and uses nullifying strike which deals full damage. My counter attack is debuffed. I use nullifying second which is also debuffed and he deals a full counter worth of damage.
The same sort of scenario would also apply to instant invincibility assuming we both used thagomiser instead of nullifying.
I personally think the way this currently works is arbitrary and flawed. Two solutions I can think of:
- have priority moves only last until the end of the turn not until the opponent uses a move.
- make it so priority move effects only apply when the opponent uses a damage dealing move. E.g. If my opponent used nullifying strike turn one he wouldn’t be debuffed turn two but if he used crippling distraction of insta-invincibility he would still be debuffed turn two.
Anyone have any other thoughts/solutions?