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Question and suggestion about the Vanator and Arbalest

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:44 am
by DarksideModerator
I noticed that both of these units have multipliers that seem to cancel each other out, and I'm not sure how the math works for either of their ranged attacks.

Vanators
- Vanators have a x2 modifier against infantry, but they also have a x0.4 against Light Infantry and x0.5 against heavy infantry. Doesn't that negate the purpose of them being a skirmisher? And in that case, which multiplier applies first? Do Vanators multiply their damage by 2 then multiply it down by 0.4? In that case, A Vanator never actually deals extra damage against any kind of infantry. Shouldn't they just have the same multipliers as every other skirmisher unit?

Arbalest
- The Arbalest deals x4 damage against infantry, but x0.4 against Heavy Infantry, so does that mean an Arbalest multiplies their damage by 4 against all infantry, but if their attack hits a heavy infantry unit, that damage is reduced to a multiplier of 0.4? Or does the Arbalest ignore that x4 multiplier entirely and only deal x0.4 against Heavy Infantry?

AKA Do they go (20 Damage x 4 = 80) then (80 x 0.4 = 32)? 
OR 
(20 Damage x 0.4 = 8?)

- Shouldn't Arbalests just have an x4 against Light Infantry and then x0.4 against Heavy Infantry? That would make it much easier to understand

Re: Question and suggestion about the Vanator and Arbalest

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:53 am
by Hoop Thrower
Both units counter skirmisher units.

Re: Question and suggestion about the Vanator and Arbalest

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:51 am
by Circle of Ossus
DarksideModerator wrote: - Shouldn't Arbalests just have an x4 against Light Infantry and then x0.4 against Heavy Infantry? That would make it much easier to understand
That would make them useless. Most non-heavy infantry is not categorized as light infantry. Currently light infantry is very rare, I believe some natives and fast fighter units have the tag.

Re: Question and suggestion about the Vanator and Arbalest

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:58 pm
by Mojaak
Heavy Inf is also Inf, So X * 4 * 0,4 = 1,6 X So against Heavy Inf they deal that damage

Re: Question and suggestion about the Vanator and Arbalest

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:21 pm
by DarksideModerator
Thank you for the clarifications