I agree with you on almost everything here, however I think that the Rupture Tendons thing feels like a bug and the AI shouldn't just kill themselves but instead wait in place until Rupture Tendons ends, or at least only move a few steps until they realize that it is not a good idea
Thats the point the AI has no control over the running chicken even if it would want to. Same goes to your chars that get chicken-hexed they simply run around like ....a frightened chicken.
I admit I have not yet tried that synergy but it sure DOES sound like a wicked combo.
He didn't say anything about the chicken combo with rupture tendons (although that sounds fun
). That of course would make sense.
My point was that the AI oftentimes kills themselves by running towards you after they have been hit with rupture tendons.