Would someone please explain the exact mathematical combat damage algorithm to me please? I’m constantly encountering situations where I’ll have a special attack ready and so will one of the enemy who has only a sliver of health left. So I figure I’ll use my special attack on a healthier enemy and then finish off the charged up enemy with a puzzle attack. Only for that bastard to survive the puzzle attack with <20 hp and trash my party with his special attack all because I didn’t understand how to mathematically take my attack rating and troop rating and his defense rating and estimate the resulting puzzle damage! I’m sick of E&P taking advantage of my ignorance!
The reason why I use tile damage, is more data points.
@Garanwyn, @Kerridoc, myself and others strongly suspect a soft cap on the attack stat. Without the mechanics of the soft cap, the actual random variable is unknowable since variation can be attributed to both the change in soft cap and the random damage.
No, I get that, but there’s a meaningful (and significant) difference between whether a special multiplier goes inside or outside of the exponent. For a given Attack, Defense, and θ, if the special multiplier modifies the attack, Lianna’s special will do 906.8% the damage that three tiles would, while if it modifies the damage (outside the exponent), it only does 512%, which is quite a significant difference.
And, because it is such a significant difference, it shouldn’t require as many data points to demonstrate the skew.
Idk if this is the correct place to post this but I can’t help but wonder what’s happening with the algorithms when raiding. I just went into the tournament with 3 green to take down 2 blue. I counted & got roughly 5 tiles of green so in essence I couldn’t light up my green hero’s & they took me down But I’ve noticed a change in tiles when attacking the Titan as well. Are there changes being made? I can’t get tiles in colors I need anymore making it nearly impossible to beat my opponent, or at least, for the most part, close to impossible. What’s happening? Anyone know?