Thralls not attacking your target or walking backwards

Game mode: Online Official
Type of issue: Bug
Server type: PVE
Region: America

Thralls not attacking your target or do not attack at all but would rather do the moonwalk like MJ.

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Attack target
  2. Thrall does moonwalk or attacks something else

Try this take their weapon away and then when they change stance give it back that sometimes works for me.

If there are multiple targets in their range, thralls do indeed go for a random one sometimes and not the one you are currently attacking. I doubt we can call it a bug at this point. Funcom however have stated on multiple occasions that they are working on the AI design. It just takes time and they try to prioritize the critical issues.

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This is a relatively old observation from Sepermeru, but I found line of sight is key. If an unintended target cannot be seen by the thrall, they will attack what you want. The range to the unintended target was actually less.

I had to kite my Captain behind a building so she could not see anything but the thrall I wanted knocked out, then she went straight for him while I killed his two partners. It became second nature to do so on that spawn, whether killing or capturing.

I can verify that still works tomorrow if I can find such a spot any more. They are all spread out now.




Accidentally clicked solution instead of like and won’t let me change it back! Oh well. I’ve had my thrall run away from be and behind walls to attack an npc I couldn’t see. Normally just end up running away until my thrall spawns next to me or let him finish fighting.

Agree, this is an old observed behavior, and not just appearing with the last patches.

Like @Narelle said, multiple targets may be the culprit here mostly. It’s ennoying as hell when it happens i know. Mostly what is working best, is going in a quiet spot, remove all weapons from you thrall, waite a bit, then give them the weapons back when he/she seems calmer. :wink:
Also giving them sometimes the weapons directly in hand may work. Not still, some times. :woman_shrugging:

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Yeah 2 of us had it with the bone dragon in the pit. Both our NPC’s just stood watching and eventually when they did attack his dancer didnt use its daggers (only weapon equipped) but decided to punch the dragon instead.
Often see a Rhino moon walking or when it see’s us approaching our base it charges forward at us.

AI needs a lot of work.

Hey there,

We’re testing a new patch on Testlive that should address this issue.

We’ll proceed to close this thread since it’s been necro’d from a 11 months slumber.