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Author Topic: Did little testing about skills.  (Read 1468 times)

Eigengrau

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Did little testing about skills.
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:27:57 AM »

Didn't find anything about it so I did some quick test.
Specifically "Energy Weapon Mastery" and "Ranged Specialization", they do work simultaneously. Which means you get a short-range damage boost when the target is below 1000 SU and a long-rang damage boost when the target is beyond 800 SU.

As the skill description stated, "Energy Weapon Mastery" provides a boost within 1000 SU depending on both distances to the target and your ships flux level: up to 50% when within 600 SU at max flux.
"Ranged Specialization" provides a boost depending only on distance, start at 800 SU and full 30% damage increase at 1600 or further.
And, yes, they do stack when between 800-1000.

*Testing using Tachyon Lance with hull mods to change max distance.

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Now, that is devastation at any range 8)
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TaLaR

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Re: Did little testing about skills.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 11:30:36 AM »

But you get only small part of both bonuses, not full value.
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Eigengrau

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Re: Did little testing about skills.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 11:57:24 AM »

But you get only small part of both bonuses, not full value.
Yes, if you are firing targets between 800-1000 it's not much, maybe around 15% at half flux. But it's good to know that two skills actually work with each other without canceling each other out.
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Re: Did little testing about skills.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 12:42:08 PM »

Interesting and good to know they stack. For those interested the following will plot the combined damage function in wolfram alpha (at half flux for EWM):

Plot[Piecewise[{{25, x < 600}, {25*(2.5-x/400), 800 > x > 600},{25*(2.5-x/400)+30*(x/800-1), 1000 > x > 800},{30*(x/800-1), 1600 > x > 100}}], {x, 0, 1600}]
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Eigengrau

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Re: Did little testing about skills.
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 02:06:09 PM »

Interesting and good to know they stack. For those interested the following will plot the combined damage function in wolfram alpha (at half flux for EWM):

Plot[Piecewise[{{25, x < 600}, {25*(2.5-x/400), 800 > x > 600},{25*(2.5-x/400)+30*(x/800-1), 1000 > x > 800},{30*(x/800-1), 1600 > x > 100}}], {x, 0, 1600}]

Neat! I plotted both half flux and full flux curves. Gues during the test my flux was almost full for around 15% increase (@around 900SU)

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