Boom Barrels adds 2 combo points
Hey guys I'm new to the Orcs Must Die community, so I'm not quite sure if this topic has been covered yet.
But, I did some testing on the Boom Barrels. When a Boom Barrel "ignited" by traps or orcs, they only count as one combo point. I tested this by using Tar and Grinders (with bleed). I carry the Boom Barrels when orcs start taking damage. Sometimes I wouldn't get combos and the max combos I sometimes get are fours.
Now, there is a way to make the Boom Barrels count as two points and that is to "ignite" the Boom Barrels with weapons. I tested this with Blunderbuss (knockback), Tar, and Grinders (with bleed). I set the Boom Barrels behind the Grinder and wait for the orcs. Once they enter my killbox, I shoot the Boom Barrels. Now I'm starting to see a lot of combos. I would get a lot of threes because of one point from Tar and two points from the Boom Barrel (and I guess my weapon). I would get fours and fives with the Grinder added and sometimes bleed.
Overall, Boom Barrels can add two points. Or I guess you can say giving your weapon an extra point and also AoE. I haven't tested weapons with bleed, or burn. And again, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS TOPIC WAS ALREADY POSTED. :(((