Click Display to read my greetings, but not so important so just skip it (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Nah welcome people of AppInvasion. I might remind you that AI (short for AppInvasion) have their own (similar) guide about this -- here, made by @Burr a long long long time ago. Shorter, deadly useful (albeit less detailed and missing quite a lot part compared to this guide by Xerte) But this complex stuff written by Xerte might give you... more detailed explanation. So from what I know (maybe obvious) this guide is based on the "datamine" (the game's codes, can't find better word). Anyway, if you're onto this "how the game works" stuff and want to find out more, or if this is the first thread where you see "Xerte" name on the title, you might want to check these out: (link to original Reddit thread also included inside each thread) Xerte's Mechanics Analysis: BC and Drop Checks Xerte's Mechanics Analysis: HC, REC, and Healing Before we start, please read the disclaimer: This thread is merely a copy of the original one on Reddit. Original Reddit thread can be found here. The Reddit thread is created by u/Xerte, one of the moderators and guide authors on Reddit's Brave Frontier community. I am not Xerte, and I absolutely take no credit from this guide. All credit goes to original author. The purpose of this cross-posting from Reddit is to further inform players that is not registered or rarely around on Reddit and for reading-convenience purposes. Contents Overview [OVR] Stat Calculation [STC] Conversion Buffs [CNB] DEF Reduction [DFR] Critical Damage and RNG [CRD] Elemental Multiplier [ELM] Mitigation [MTG] Guarding [GRD] Distribution [DST] Extra Hits [EXH] Sparking [SPR] Exceptions [EXP] Some of the Reddit thread's comments (Questions and Answers) reposter's note: Just click the link for specific topic and you'll be taken there in no time. Scroll down if you wish to read it all Overview [OVR] This is the damage formula, in its entirety, to my knowledge. Note that some parts don't currently have related buffs in existence, but they're already coded in for when they do exist. reposter's note: How I feel like when I saw this (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) So, uh, that's nice. I kinda expect you all to skip it and move on to the parts where I explain it, because I'm going to break it down into lots of chunks. Now for the super-simplified version! Of course, now it's simplified so far you don't know what each part means... and it still scrolls off the page. Unless you have some ridiculously high resolution on your monitor. (reposter's note: thanks to AppInvasion's quote system here you don't have to) I'm gonna have to break this down piece by piece.