I think I know what happen in the video.
When you use The Hatter’s skill, he deal damage first then steal buff.
When Krampus receive damage and die, he isn’t die instantly but will turn to something like intermediate-death state. The program mark him that he will be death after some specific sequence of program end. In case, the specific sequence is The Hatter’s skill.
This intermediate-death state isn’t a new thing. If you use mono, face weak tank and have very good board, even you dump 10+ of your color tile at tank, the tank still able to block all tile in 3 center columns for 1 turn of cascade even first 2-3 tile kill the tank. The tank is in intermediate-death state that will not completely die until the turn of cascade end.
Krampus isn’t completely death so he protect his ally from The Hatter’s stealing buff. However, it look like when Krampus or any other heroes with dispellable buff are in intermediate-death state, The Hatter can’t steal their buff. So, that is why The Hatter can’t steal anything in the video.
On the other hand, Ametrine’s dispell work differently that dispell affect instantly after it apply. That is why Ametrine can deals damage to nearby or all enemies even enemy has taunt.
@Slobix @Ultra @Silencio Could you a video Ametrine vs taunt ? I really want to see. I actually never know Ametrine can deals damage to nearby or all enemies even enemy has taunt before since I don’t have Ametrine.