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Damage Formula Guide by AKFrost

Version: 0.80 | Updated: 03/05/11

Magi-Nation Damage Formula

By: AKFrost

Version 0.80

I. Introduction

In this Guide I will present my current findings for the Damage Formula. I've done random samples of matchups to ensure that they're within 1 of the calculated value. These findings provide a fairly accurate prediction of Damage in the current form.

If this formula is significantly off in certain cases, please let me know in the Damage Formula thread on the GameFAQ boards. Thanks.

This guide starts at Version 0.75 due to the unconfirmed status, the incomplete research on Luck, and lack of hard data for Speed and Hit Rate.

1. Formula

Note that Defense here refers to Resistance for Elemental Skills

Damage = (Base Damage - Defense * (Defense Limit) / 99 + Luck Correction) * Ability Multiplier * Elemental Multiplier * Defend Multiplier

1a. Base Damage

Base Damage is a value determined by the Strength or Skill Stat, depending on the nature of attack used (physical or elemental).

I have yet to regress a formula for the relation between Base Damage and Strength, though it appears to be a four-part continuous piecewise function. For a value of 1-20, it seems linear. For a value of 21-50, it seems cubic. For a value of 51-70, it seems to be Quadrati with a negative second derivative. For a value of 71-99, it seems to Quadratic with a positive second derivative.

1b. Defense Limit

Defense Limit is also a value determined by the Strength or Skill Stat, depending on the nature of attack used (physical or elemental). It affects how big of an effect the defense value can have.

I have yet to regress a formula for the relation between Base Damage and Strength, though it appears to be a four-part piecewise function with a disjoint at 21. For a value of 1-20, it seems linear. For a value of 21-50, it seems cubic. For a value of 51-70, it seems to be Quadratic with a negative second derivative. For a value of 71-99, it seems to be a constant 64.

1c. Luck Correction

This is mainly from Vellup's data that I interpreted. Luck Correction seems to be the range between -x and positive x, where x is (Luck Stat - 1) / 20 using integer division.

1d. Ability Multiplier

This is the multiplier applied i the attack is an ability (as opposed to a normal attack).

For a single-target, pure damage ability, it seems to be the energy cost * 0.25.

For a single-target, 20 energy move with possibility to terminate, it seems to be 2.25.

The others have yet to be tested.

1e. Elemental Multiplier

If using an elemental ability, the bonus/penalty for the right/wrong element is 0.25.

In other words, 1.25 if Fire attacks Water, 0.75 if Water attacks Fire.

The elemental cycle is.

Shadow and Leaf is weak to each other.

Fire > Water > Earth > Sky > Fire. No, I don't know why Fire > Water or why Earth > Sky.

Naroom is Leaf Underneath is Earth Cald is Fire Orothe is Water Arderial is Sky Core is Shadow.

In-game, Sky is sometimes known as wind. Earth could be both Earth and Leaf, depending on the item in question.

1f. Defend Multiplier

You can order your creature to defend (by pressing the right button when highlighting attack, if you didn't already know). This will reduce the damage by half.

2a. Base Damage and Defense Limit

Attack ValueBase DamageDefense Limit
121
221
332
432
543
643
754
853
964
1064
1164
1275
1375
1486
1586
1695
1795
18106
19106
20117
21114
22114
23125
24125
25136
26135
27135
28146
29146
30157
31157
32168
33179
34179
35179
361810
372012
382012
392113
402314
412415
422617
432718
442920
453223
463425
473728
483930
494334
504738
514839
525041
535243
545344
555546
565647
575748
585950
596051
606252
616353
626555
636656
646757
656858
666959
677060
687161
697262
707363
717464
727464
737464
747564
757564
767564
777564
787564
797564
807564
817564
827564
837564
847664
857664
867664
877664
887664
897664
907764
917764
927764
937764
947764
957764
967864
977864
987964
998064

2b. Ability Multiplier Chart

This list is incomplete, to be filled in later.

AbilityMultiplier
Barrage1.25
Beam2.875
Bite1.25
Blast2.5
Blaze2
Boost-
Bramble2.25
Burrow-
Carnage1.25
Charge-
Choke1.5625
Claw2
Coil-
Consume2
Crack2.5
Cremate2.25
Crumble2
Crush2.25
Curse2.5
Cute-
Cyclone1.625
Devour2.25
Dream-
Drown2.25
Fang2
Flame1.25
Flash-
Flock2.25
Fortune-
Frenzy1.25
Gale2
Goo-
Gravity1.25
Gust1.25
Haunt2
Heal-
Ignite1.5625
Impale2
Infect1.825
Inferno1.25
Ink-
Jiggle1
Jolt2.5
Lamp-
Leaf1.25
Magma2.5
Maul2.5
Melody-
Mend-
Mist-
Munch2.5
Pack2.25
Pinch2
Pollen-
Prism-
Punch1.25
Pummel2
Quake2.5
Roar-
Roots2
Soar-
Scratch1.25
Sever2.25
Shade1.25
Shock2
Shake1.25
Shield-
Shred2.25
Slide-
Sonic1.5625
Spark1.25
Sponge-
Spore1.25
Squirt1.25
Sting1.25
Storm1.25
Swarm2.25
Swing-
Syphon1.11
Tackle2.5
Tangle0.875
Tempest1.25
Terror2.25
Tic Toc-
Tide2
Timber2.75
Thorns2.5
Thrust2.5
Thunder2.25
Tsunami2.5
Turtle-
Vampire2
Vortex2.25
Whirl0.9375
Wreck2

3. Acknowledgments

Thanks to:

  • i2 for making this game.
  • GameFAQs and the GameFAQ MN board members for letting me know that some people still care about this game.
  • Magi-nation Wikia for having a convenient ability list.
  • Vellup and BWIceSoldier for testing luck.

4. Version Numbers

  • 0.75 - Guide Created.
  • 0.80 - Skill Multipliers Completed

5. Legal Notes

Doubt anybody is going to steal this, but don't. Only GameFAQs has the right to host this guide. The Magi-Nation Wiki is free to incorporate information from this Guide (in fact, I may post this there). Don't copy without permission. Don't use without citation. Save the whales. Yadda Yadda.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.

(C) Can Zhang 2011

Direct all suggestions/complaints to: http://magination.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:AKFrost