Stacking Of Cards

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This guide is to provide a simple explanation to clarify common question when it comes to calculating damage increment and damage reduction through the usage of cards/equipment.

Two simple rules.

  1. Same modifier stacks.
  2. Different modifier multiplies.

Example of same modifier:

  1. Infiltrator, Hydra card - Increases damage on Demi-Human race.
  2. Mobster card, The Paper card - Increases Critical Damage.
  3. Valkyrie Randgris card, Turtle General card - Increases physical damage.

Now, slotting cards into the weapon or choosing the armor of choice is very important because having the right combination will produce the best output.

Example: You are trying to attack someone in PvP which uses Fire element armor (Pasana card or Lucius armor) with a four slotted weapon.

Cards that can increase damage output:

  • Hydra card - +20% on Demi-Human race
  • Skeleton Worker card - +15% on Medium size monster (player characters are counted as Medium; Peco Peco riders are counted as Large; baby classes are counted as Small)
  • Turtle General card - +20% on all targets
  • Vadon card - +20% damage on Fire elemental monster
  • The Paper card - +20% damage on Critical hits

Comparing a 4-Hydra carded weapon with a multi-carded weapon:

Quadruple Hydra card

Damage

= base damage x (1 + 0.2 + 0.2 + 0.2 + 0.2) = base damage x 1.8

Hydra + Turtle General + Vadon + The Paper

Damage (assuming it's a critical hit since The Paper card only increases critical damage - well, you get the idea)

= base damage x 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2

= base damage x 2.0736


Therefore, the above calculation method explains the reason:

  • (3 Hydra + 1 Skeleton Worker) is better than (4 Hydra) - (1.84x versus 1.8x)
  • (1 Hydra + 1 Turtle General) is better than (2 Hydra) or (2 Turtle General) - (1.44x versus 1.4x)

Contributed by Yurneric. Copyright belongs to TalonRO.