[Primer] Why do none of the special skills do the same amount of damage or Best uses of All, Nearby, Splash, & Single target damage
Heroes have different general roles, tank- high defense, DPS- high attack, sniper- high single target damage, etc.
This post is not to discuss defense stat, or HP, or defense buffs, but look at how each attack skill works so you can better use your heroes.
Depending on the role the Devs imaged for each hero, they will have different attack damage and how that damage is distributed among the targets.
Any enemy on the board is hit by this damage. It is usually Slow or Average mana speed.
-Hu Tao- 4* yellow- Slow mana speed- 603 x1.75= 1055 attack stat versus all enemies ( usually 1- 5 enemies )
-Skittleskull - 4* green- Slow mana speed- 728 x1.75= 1252 attack stat versus all enemies ( usually 1- 5 enemies )
All damage is useful for applying a debuff ( blindness, reduce attack, etc. ) to all enemies, hitting enemies when they are on opposite sides of the board, and quickly clearing large numbers of mob.
==Nearby damage ( Nearby major OR target and nearby OR limited all )==
This is similar to All damage, ever enemy it affects takes the same damage, but it only affects enemies nearby the original target. It is usually Average or Fast mana speed.
-Guardian Falcon- Guardians event 4* red- Average mana speed- 552 x2.25= 1242 attack stat versus enemies nearby to the target ( usual 1- 3 enemies )
Nearby damage is useful against double bosses ( map and rare quest ) or triple bosses ( challenge events and holiday events ), the last three heroes in raid/ war, or three mob waves.
==Splash ( Nearby minor OR target and minor damage to nearby OR single plus )==
This is more like Single target damage than All damage. The target enemy takes most of the damage with enemies nearby the target taking minor or reduced damage. The minor, or reduced damage, appears to be 50% of the target’s damage. It is usually Average or Fast mana speed.
-Tiburtus- 4* purple- Average mana speed- 660 x2.95= 1947 attack stat versus target ( 1 enemy ), and appears to be 970 versus enemies nearby to the target ( usual 1- 2 enemies )
-Grimm- 4* blue- Average mana speed- 716 x2.95= 2112 attack stat versus target ( 1 enemy ), and appears to be 1056 versus enemies nearby to the target ( usual 1- 2 enemies )
-Gormek- 4* red- Average mana speed- 569 x2.95= 1661 attack stat versus target ( 1 enemy ), and appears to be 830 versus enemies nearby to the target ( usual 1- 2 enemies )
Splash damage is useful against a boss flanked by two mobs ( map, rare quest, challenge events, holiday events, etc.), heroes hiding in the far corner in raid/ war or three mob waves.
Only the target enemy is hit by damage. It is usually Fast mana speed.
-Sonya- 4* blue- Fast mana speed- 607 x3.45= 2094 attack stat versus the target only ( 1 enemy )
-Caedmon- 4* green- Fast mana speed- 635 x3.45= 2171 attack stat versus the target only ( 1 enemy )
Single target damage is useful against titans, tanks/ healers in raid/ war, and single bosses ( map, rare quest, challenge events, holiday events).
The Devs appear to want you to trade off between lots of total damage versus five heroes in a raid/ war or less total damage versus one tank/ hero.
All damage = 1055 attack stat times five = 5275
Nearby damage = 1242 attack stat times three = 3726
Splash damage = 1661 attack stat times one plus 830 times two = 3322
Single target damage = 2094 attack stat times one = 2094