When fighting an Abyssean Notorious Monster, this abyssite will occasionally give the player a message corresponding to a particular weakness trigger when using a weapon skill or a spell.
- Message received for yellow/green weakness hints: "The fiend appears vulnerable to <element> elemental magic!"
- Message received for red weakness hints: "The fiend appears vulnerable to <element> elemental based weapon skills!"
- Message received for blue weakness hints: "The fiend appears vulnerable to <weapon type i.e polearm, dagger, etc> weapon skills!"
You can receive a message from any spell or weaponskill used against a mob, even those that are not potential proc spells/WS. Receiving the message is not guaranteed and it may take a few spells/weaponskills to receive the hint.
If the correct spell/WS to trigger weakness on an enemy is used, but fails to trigger weakness due to improper timing or other factors (i.e. the attack was "dirty"), the attack will not generate a discernment message in the chat log. Because of this, if an attack DOES generate a discernment message, even if improperly timed, it can be assumed that the improperly-timed attack is not the correct weakness trigger and it does not need to be tried again.You may also receive the message if you use a proc AOE weaponskill (such as Cyclone) on a different target, if it also hits the NM. Also, if an AOE weaponskill hits 2 (or more) NMs at the same time, you may get the hint for each of those NMs simultaneously, although you will not know which NM each hint is for.