These are small sample sizes and there is variation on strike damage so this isn’t exhaustive nor 100% accurate by any stretch of the imagination. If others with either 1.8 or 1.9 and Jackal plus Grimm/Gore/Tibby and/or Athena want to contribute more data I’d certainly appreciate it.
Test cases for 1.8 vs 1.9 - 20.4 for all runs, jackal alone, jackal and tibby, jackal and athena, and some wayward tile strikes against mobs that weren’t debuffed and some hits with only Athena or Tibby alone.
- In all cases jackal was applied first as to not generate a stack on Athena
- In the Jackal + Athena cases the tile damage in was the first hits after the debuffs
- A level 2 (non-crit strike) troop was used for Jackal as only yellow, no attack / crit strike buffs were used in any of the testing
- Jackal was level 70 max skill; Athena / Tibby both max skill.
Tibby: 34% defense debuff
Athena: 41% defense debuff base, +4 for each hit stacking 6 times.
Jackal: 54% defense debuff
Naked (no debuff): 48, 47
Tibby alone: N/A
Athena alone: 79, 84
Jackal alone: 100, 90, 89, 90, 90
Jackal and Tibby: 105, 108, 105
Jackal and Athena: 111, 117, 113
Naked: 45, 46, 45, 49, 49, 49
Tibby alone: 73, 75
Athena alone: 78
Jackal alone: 101, 100, 102, 100
Jackal and Tibby: 138, 148, 146, 138
Jackal and Athena: 150, 170
Some conclusions: first not enough data for real analysis this is just a small sample; that said, the Jackal Alone data on 1.8 is suspiciously consistent for in game damage and need to get some more data to really determine if the new defense mechanics are changed at this level or not.
Athena and below (do need more data here too) looks consistent between 1.8 and 1.9.
The stacking is where it gets interesting, using average hit values:
Jackal and Tibby 1.8 = 142.5
Jackal and Tibby 1.9 = 106 /// 74.38% of the 1.8 value
Jackal and Athena 1.8 = 160
Jackal and Athena 1.9 = 113.67 /// 71.04% of the 1.8 value
Does appear on limited data that the more you reduce the defense the greater the difference with the old 1.8 values. Also this isn’t as bad as I thought but the data set is still very small and not certain if there are attack stacking issues.
I will try to get some additional data points tomorrow to get better resolution, please feel free to contribute if you can whether same setup as this or an entirely different dataset.