After may update VG's perk "Nullifying Oblivion" cleanse buffs that it has not cleansed before. IS IT BUG OR NOT?

@Aenwyn @Luxendra

  • What is your character name in New World: PaIadin
  • What server/world did you experience your issue on: Dry Tree
  • Describe the issue you are experiencing:
    After may update VG’s perk “Nullifying Oblivion” removes SnS’s skill “Defiant Stance” and even ultimative passive skill “Defencive formation” (which supposed to last eternally but now it can be cleansed even though tooltip of “Nullifying Oblivion” says that it removes only LIMITED DURATION BUFFS").
  • Is this a bug or an exploit: Bug?
  • (if a bug) How did the issue effect your gameplay: It breaks PvP balance again.
  • (if a bug) Were you able to recover from the issue: No.
  • (if a bug) Please include a screenshot or video of the issue that you have experienced: New World VG's [Nullifying Oblivion] perk bug - YouTube
  • What are the steps to reproduce the issue as you experienced:
  1. Use defiant stance and/or defensive formation.
  2. Ask your friend with VG and perk “Nullifying Oblivion” to use oblivion on you.
  3. See that these buffs are removed (before may update they were not).
  • When did this happen? (Relative time; please include your timezone): Few days after may update.

I also created support ticket with id “V594436152” and I need responce from developers here in this topic about is it bug or intended change.

Just to show you SnS experience with history of gamebreaking bugs:

  1. Since december update till february update I was not able to play normally because of broken healing reduction with stacked eternally and lasts forever (even after death).
    New World dec 19 2021 healing reduction debuff bug - YouTube

  2. Since march update and till may update I was not able to play normally because in march update you “fixed” 150-str perk so it was breaking best block in the game just with one heavy attack:
    New World march 31 blocking stability bug - YouTube

  3. In may update you broke VG’s perk “Nullifying Oblivion” so now if you try to tank in PvP using your defencive skills you just got cleanced and bursted without any defences. What make all defencive skills just useless.
    New World VG's [Nullifying Oblivion] perk bug - YouTube

See? Most part of your game existence SnS players were not able to play normally your game for all this time. We just were waiting for you to fix game breaking bug.

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Hello! After checking in, it does look like this is by design and not a bug.

Thank you for your reply :slight_smile:
Could you please also send this feedback to class balance team?

  1. It was not working this way before. “Nullifying Oblivion” did not cleansed “Defiant Stance” and “Defensive formation”.

  2. Tooltip of “Nullifying Oblivion” says that it removes only LIMITED DURATION BUFFS. And “Defensive Formation” is passive which can last eternally. But “Nullifying Oblivion” still can cleanse it.

“Defiant Stance” has too long cooldown and is way too important to be cleansed in organised mass PvP each time.

At OPR and other random PvP it doesn’t that problematic. But in organised mass PvP (where every guild/premade team uses VG+IG and cleanse you on cooldown) it is critical.

Right now each time you try to tank in organised mass PvP using “Defiant Stance” you just got it cleansed and die without resists. So tank’s defences in fact are useless now in organised mass PvP.

Tank without defences is class which evidently no one will take at wars again because it is too easy to counter (just by using skill which has 2 times shorter cooldown than your “Defiant Stance”).


Well no, it’s not a passive that lasts eternally. In the first sentence of the screenshot you posted of the ability, it says it lasts for 8 seconds. That’s a limited duration.

Defensive formation is what he is talking about. I agree that this should not be removed from oblivion.


It is yellow aura of 3 shields flying around tank.

It passively works while block is active.

Evidently you can keep blocking endlessly by default.