# Bot Abilities Clarification

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I have many questions regarding Armors and Resistance and many other Abilities:

If a bot has 50% Armor:

(i) Will it reduce Crit Damage?

(ii) If there's 25% Armor Break, net Armor will be 25% or 37.5% (-25% of 50)?

(iii) If there's Another Stack of Same Armor, will they combine to give 100% Armor effect ?

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(iv) If there's no Armor, how much damage will (a)one 25% Armor Break (b)Two 25% Armor Breaks, will amplify?

(v) Exactly how much damage barricade's backfire do, how their damage stack?

(vi)Do resistance buffs reduce Crit Damage?

(vii) How Resistance debuffs stack, do they just add up?

(viii) Do Wasp's resistance debuff effect Melee,Ranged,Special resistance from MODs?

(ix) If a bot has 50% Armor and 50% Resistance Debuff, what will be net Damage output?

(x) If a bot has 50% Armor and 50% Resistance buff, will they combine to give 100% Damage reduction?

If a bot has 50% Armor:

(i) Will it reduce Crit Damage?

(ii) If there's 25% Armor Break, net Armor will be 25% or 37.5% (-25% of 50)?

(iii) If there's Another Stack of Same Armor, will they combine to give 100% Armor effect ?

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(iv) If there's no Armor, how much damage will (a)one 25% Armor Break (b)Two 25% Armor Breaks, will amplify?

(v) Exactly how much damage barricade's backfire do, how their damage stack?

(vi)Do resistance buffs reduce Crit Damage?

(vii) How Resistance debuffs stack, do they just add up?

(viii) Do Wasp's resistance debuff effect Melee,Ranged,Special resistance from MODs?

(ix) If a bot has 50% Armor and 50% Resistance Debuff, what will be net Damage output?

(x) If a bot has 50% Armor and 50% Resistance buff, will they combine to give 100% Damage reduction?

__In Short__**-How do two or more buff or debuffs of same type stack their effectiveness?**

- How do two different buff or debuffs for same purpose(damage increase or reduction) stack themselves?

- Confuse of Jazz: Will it cause special Attack of bot controlled by a commander to trigger up automatically or it just affect A.I?- How do two different buff or debuffs for same purpose(damage increase or reduction) stack themselves?

- Confuse of Jazz: Will it cause special Attack of bot controlled by a commander to trigger up automatically or it just affect A.I?

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252ourspecials. Many have fought against Jazz but no one talks about this.1,296THNX for the reply,so basically all you have do is avoid heavy and special, he more than half useless

1,557Sometimes in a fight, I try to back step, sidestep, or block and my bot does a special attack. I think this may make it happen more often.

1,296Are you guys even listening to your Subjects?

671Administrator∙Moderator ›671Administrator∙Moderator ›If a bot has 50% Armor:(i) Will it reduce Crit Damage?

Yes, but Critical hits also have 20% armor piercing.

(ii) If there's 25% Armor Break, net Armor will be 25% or 37.5% (-25% of 50)?

Armor Breaks only reference other Armor Breaks as a variable in their strength. Net Armor would be 25%.

(iii) If there's Another Stack of Same Armor, will they combine to give 100% Armor effect ?

Armor has diminishing returns, so as Armor stacks the effect becomes less potent. You can however stack Armor until damage is reduced below 1. This can be observed with Optimums Prime MV1's signature ability.

(iv) If there's no Armor, how much damage will (a)one 25% Armor Break (b)Two 25% Armor Breaks, will amplify?

25% Armor Break would allow 25% more damage through, the second allows ~19% more damage through. 2x25% Armor Break would allow ~43% more damage through.

(v) Exactly how much damage barricade's backfire do, how their damage stack?

A R5 Barricade's Backfire deals 1.47% of his Attack Rating back to the opponent. Their Damage occurs independently of the others so any increase of damage will be linear.

(vi)Do resistance buffs reduce Crit Damage?

Yes, and it is unaffected by Critical Hit Armor Pen.

(vii) How Resistance debuffs stack, do they just add up?

The same as Armor, with diminishing returns.

(viii) Do Wasp's resistance debuff effect Melee,Ranged,Special resistance from MODs?

Yes.

(ix) If a bot has 50% Armor and 50% Resistance Debuff, what will be net Damage output?

They both contribute to the bots Damage Resistance Rating, so they would suffer from diminishing returns under-the-hood. The difference would be that the resistance would help out a bit more against Critical Hits and isn't removed by Armor Breaks.

(x) If a bot has 50% Armor and 50% Resistance buff, will they combine to give 100% Damage reduction?

See Above

(xi) Confuse of Jazz: Will it cause special Attack of bot controlled by a commander to trigger up automatically or it just affect A.I?

He can't make you do anything you don't want to do. But he will reduce your damage and his signature ability will punish your missed attacks.

4662991,2961,2961,296When hit grindor inflict x% CRIT Debuff.

On Sp1 , he inflict -x% Debuff.

Are they different OR have same effect

1,296Can answer above one plz

1,296Can you tell the difference between simple x% buff and +x% buff.

My theory is

If a bot has natural crit rate of 25%, a simple 50% crit rate buff will make it 37,5% and +50% crit rate will make it 75%.

+50% will also not suffer mitigation while stacking, unlike simple 50% crit rate buff.

Please correct me

2,045I have some questions regarding 2 specific effects.

Power Rate- Is the potency of Power Rate debuffs based on the opponent's CURRENT power rate or their base power rate

(If 3x30% Power Rate debuffs stack, do they reduce the opponent's base power rate by ~65.7% or 90%? If 2x 30% Power Rate debuffs stack, do they reduce the opponent's base power rate by 51% or 60%?)

- Do Power Rate debuffs affect direct power gain effects (i.e. Soundwave/Cheetor/Blaster's power gain buffs, Megatronus' passive power gain, Prowl's Good Cop ability, Robot Resource, etc)

Resistance- Do they reduce the opponent's direct damage?

If a bot has a Energy Resistance buff, do they reduce energy-based unavoidable damage like Shock, Null-Ray and Dark Burn?

Would love to hear your answers @Kabam Miike @Kabam Vydious

2,036355486TOO MUCH MATH!!