Short story: work got overwhelming during the last weeks and it looks like it will continue like this for a while.

In addition, collecting data for special damage is extremely tedious. Instead of matching 3 suitable tiles you need to match at least 9 suitable tiles. If your hero AND the target survive that long, you get one single data point. Getting relatively complete data for a single defense value seems practically impossible, unless it’s from a popular mission like 8-7, which will still take quite a while to collect.

At least I got a little bit of data for comparing special damage from different special %.

First, Vela with 923ATK and 130% special % giving 1199 attack power compared to

Obakan 1-1 with 370ATK +18%ATK for 436ATK and 275% special % giving 1199 attack power.

Same target with 694 DEF. Both give the exact same damage range

DEF | Special ATK | ATK/DEF | avg damage | variance | current Z-U | Z-U variance | actual min | actual max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

694 | 1199 | 1,72766570605187 | 171 | 8 | 175 | 8 | 163 | 179 |

Next is Berden3-50 with 493ATK +5%ATK for 517ATK with 325% special% giving 1680 attack power compared to

C-Wu4-70 with 728ATK +10%ATK for 800 ATK with 210% special% giving 1680 attack power

Same target with 818 DEF. slight difference for the min damage - probably just very unlucky.

DEF | Special ATK | ATK/DEF | avg damage | variance | current Z-U | Z-U variance | actual min | actual max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

816 | 1680 | 2,05882352941176 | 235,5 | 11,5 | 237 | 11 | 224 | 247 |

816 | 1680 | 2,05882352941176 | 235 | 12 | 237 | 11 | 223 | 247 |

I’m willing to accept that this data is sufficient for our purposes.

**=> the same attack power gives the same average damage and damage range**

The variance of 12 is a surprise though. With 5% and rounding down we would expect a variance of 11.

new data:

Obakan special versus Little John: 694 DEF / 436 ATK x 275% = 1199 ATK - 28 data points - 174, 176, 179, 173, 165, 173, 169, 165, 169, 169, 165, 163, 169, 164, 173, 166, 173, 179, 168, 178, 167, 163, 175, 178, 176, 177, 163, 178

Berden special versus Tiburtus: 818 DEF / 517 ATK x 325% = 1680 ATK - 51 data points - 238, 231, 238, 240, 224, 244, 227, 233, 235, 237, 235, 229, 227, 240, 238, 229, 234, 236, 242, 227, 232, 227, 233, 237, 226, 226, 242, 242, 243, 228, 242, 233, 237, 226, 241, 228, 239, 243, 230, 244, 235, 238, 230, 239, 241, 225, 235, 229, 247, 234, 242

Costume Wu special versus Tiburtus: 818 DEF / 800 ATK x 210% = 1680 ATK - 48 data points - 226, 244, 225, 237, 232, 228, 230, 232, 242, 224, 232, 229, 234, 229, 227, 223, 244, 233, 234, 244, 238, 234, 240, 237, 235, 236, 229, 223, 245, 234, 227, 226, 223, 228, 230, 226, 242, 242, 226, 236, 226, 247, 229, 225, 235, 235, 239, 239