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Pretty frequently I'll be fighting an enemy and alongside all of the damage numbers that come flying up, I'll see the word "Vulnerable" popup above the enemy hitbox briefly.

What does this convey? Is this a term for staggering an enemy with your attacks? Is it a specific condition like poison?

If it matters, I've been playing almost exclusively in the Finesse tree, using Faeblades and Daggers (whatever I find a better one of at the time), with a heavy investment into the passive skill that allows me a chance to poison my targets.

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It's super effective! – Ian Pugsley Feb 8 '12 at 17:00
Does the manual mention anything about it? – deutschZuid Feb 8 '12 at 23:20
@JamesJiao I don't know, don't have a physical copy. I should take a look through the online one, if there is one... – TheQ Feb 9 '12 at 3:45
@JamesJiao Took a look through the ingame manual yesterday. No indication of this status. – TheQ Feb 10 '12 at 15:11
Worth a try I guess! – deutschZuid Feb 11 '12 at 9:10
up vote 5 down vote accepted

From, what I've managed to find out, that means that they are vulnerable to a specific type of damage (i.e. spiders and boggarts using fire) which increases the damage done. The opposite is "resisted" where they are strong against a specific element, such as spiders when using poison or fire sprites using fire.

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+1 for more information aside from my observations to this point :) – James Feb 13 '12 at 9:02
It looks like this is indeed correct, and the "stagger" that I'm noticing might just be a side-effect of hitting an enemy with something that they're vulnerable to (like fire with spiders/boggarts, as mentioned). – TheQ Feb 13 '12 at 16:18

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