[quote=“jamosup, post:1, topic:3965”]I’ve noticed so far playing up to realm 9 that my creatures, despite having rather disparant Attack stats, do rather similar damage to most monsters, not able to kill them in one hit. But when a higher HP enemy, like a boss or a static fight “miniboss” enemy with extra HP, my damage goes up significantly, especialyl for the high Attack monsters. Is this some sort of system to keep battles from being as instant-kill focused?
Also, once some enemy cast a spell gem that “Trapped” one of my monsters, seemingly killing it instantly from full health. What was going on there?[/quote]
I noticed similar as well. It seems to be about 25%-33% of mob life, and it takes utterly massive stats to do more than that.
I fought some enemies 10 levels below me that I should have decimated with one cast. But it took 3. I’ve got a caster monster with an Intelligence of 2,000 in one of my saves. I just fought an enemy with 400 HP and 97 defense. I should blow it out of the water with ease; still took 3 casts.
Then I fought some enemies a few levels above me - and it was about the same results. They died in 3 casts.
So yeah, I think there’s some sort of funny business with the damage formulas in this one.
The other thing I noticed is that if you go back to “trivial” realms where the monsters run away from you, the treasure received is drastically reduced. You won’t get any equipment, spell gems, or artifact parts aside from the special nodes that specifically drop them. This means if you get behind the curve, it can be VERY difficult trying to claw your way back.
EDIT: I’ll use this Mimic I just fought as an example.
I used Shellburst on him, and reduced his Defense to 1.
Then I cast Chain Lightning. It hit for just under 700 (he had 2400 HP).
Next battle - I used Shellburst on another enemy (it was an Emerald Paragon), reduced their Defense to 1.
Then I cast Chain Lightning. It hit for just over 174 (the enemy had 500 HP).
Via the Emerald Paragon’s trait, it should be taking even MORE than the Mimic did!
So yeah, something strange with these calculations!