I just used Hades "ultimate" magic for the first time, and another Hades player blocked it the entire time and before the magic was even done he used Sacrificial Soul and killed me.
What is the use of such an expensive spell when someone can simply block it, or is this just another broken mechanic where the game doesn't follow it's own rules?
No, I'm not joking. I have encountered players who have blocked the spell even while caught in it. Basically the are in the blocking animation bounced around in the spell.
Then there are times when it seems to work correctly and affects those that are caught in it. The game is inconsistent as always. I don't want to even talk about the Trial of the Gods matches I've just played through. Holy hell does this game not only have issues, it has subscriptions.
But items are made exactly for situations like this. Maybe someone escaping your magic for using items is the price for using magic without care, thinking it is effective anytime, anywhere.