The comment was meant as a joke.
Part of me is offended by the suggestion that I don’t understand math, but more of me is offended by the fact that you thought that was a serious comment.
EDIT again: since some people on the internet like to take everything literally… I was making a comment in jest on the fact that the original question had not really been answered. Percent of what?
Lemme break it down in literal terms, to show you that I actually do sort of understand math…
Let’s say a hero’s special skill does 400% damage to the target. 400% of what? It can’t be a flat 400% of their attack skill, because in that case, a hero with 700 attack power would do 2800 damage with their special attack. That would be absolutely insane, and would probably one-shot almost any hero in the game.
So obviously the 400% damage is not literally 400% of their attack skill. Maybe it’s 400% of the damage that a single tile would do? Probably not, a 400% damage special usually does more than 4x the damage of any single tile, so let’s say it’s 3 tiles, so a 400% attack would equal the damage of 12 tiles. But what tiles? Same color as the caster? Strong color? Weak color?
Then you bring troops into the mix. “Modified by…” modified how exactly? +/- how much % of the original damage?
Hence the joke. The joke being that the original question wasn’t exactly answered in specific mathematical terms.
I know, I know, it probably wasn’t very funny, especially not if English is not your first language, humor and sarcasm and such don’t always translate properly. The point is, I made that comment in jest. I’m not a mathematician, but I do have a basic understanding of simple mathematics.