What is DoA ? Definition and DoT…Damage over Time
In my country, it is Dead on Arrival.
Been playing for two years and don’t remember anybody using the abbreviation DOA.
Perhaps you mean AOE, which stands for Area of Effect, which seems to be shorthand for a hits all hero like Azlar or Vela
DoT you already know, which is a status effect which persists over a few turns, like GMs burn damage, Velas water damage
Never heard of DOA unless you mean AoE which is attacking everyone.
Here’s the E&P jargon glossary thread
I found Guvnor’s post:
So for example Li Xiu deals DoA, while Azlar DoT?
Well looking at that thread, he mentions Costume Azlar as DoA. Costume Azlar hits 3, not everyone. E&P Jargon thread calls this ‘splash attack’. I usually just call it - hit 3.
Normal Azlar hits everyone, which is definitely AoE.
Guvnor has given me a previous text for a question of mine, and in that text the terms DoA / Dot appear
But also please read this:
He distinguishes there DoA3 and DoA5 depending how many enemies a hero can hit.
So Li Xiu deals DoA5, Azlar (w/o costume) DoA5 + DoT (?)
So DoA is a normal attack, while DoT is a status like burn or poison which deals damage over X turns.
In that case, DoA seems to be a generic term for damage over an undefined area. Which you can define by putting a number on it.
DoA1 = Hit 1 = Also Sniper Damage/ Snipe Attack/ Snipe
DoA3 = Hit 3 = Also called Splash Damage
DoA5 = Hit 5/Hit All = Also called AoE
You could theoretically also have DoA2 (Bjorn’s special maybe?) and DoA4
If that is the case, it probably correlates to
DD = Direct Damage, in the glossary thread, which means immediate damage, as opposed to,
DoT, which is definitely damage over time like burn or water or poison over x number of turns.
In my head, I’ve always interpreted AOE as “all over effect”.
“Area of Effect” sounds more like a column heading, where the choices are 1, 3, or 5
We need another abbreviation that is shorthand for “damages more than 1 and leaves DOT”. These newer heroes having such complicated specials I’m having trouble fitting them into one line on my war cards. It’s all about me you know
Sorry I should clarify:
I use DoA to mean “damage over area”; usually followed by a number to indicate the maximum effect. So DoA5 = hits up to 5 enemies. DoA3 = hits up to 3 enemies (target & nearby).
Often people refer to thos as AoE3 or AoE5 heroes for “area of effect”… I should change but it’s a habit now.
DoT is a standard for “Damage over time” which refers to effects which inflict damage each turn over a period of time (e.g. Marjana burn, sartana poison etc…)
For me it’s Damage on All.
Dead or Alive?
But what does AoE mean?
Att on Enemies?
All over Earth?
All Over EVERYONE!!!