Dear community,

The other day I received yet another question from a friend asking me exactly how the Ruthlessness astral works. When explaining this too him he told me I was the first person that gave him a clear and proper answer.

It is therefore that I decided to post this overvieuw so that the information is free to access for anyone that wants to know.

Description: Floating damage increase by (x)%

Its purpose: Expanding the minimum and maximum damage boundries

What exactly do we understand under these concepts? At any point in the game your Physical and Magical attack are always linked to a minimum and maximum amount of damage that will be used for the damage calculations. The easiest way to explain this will prolly be by an example so that' exactly what I'll do.

Let's say that for this example we have an attack power of

In general we can say that there is a 20% fluctuation take into account that infect this damage so:

Atk power

These 2 values are the maximum and minimum damage boundries.

As said before, this astral is meant to expand your minimum and maximum damage boundry. To keep it easy and for clarifying puposes only we're gonna apply

So, again with our previous example:

Our minimum damage =

Our maximum damage =

These boundries are both e

So we can see that maximum damage increased more in comparisson to our minimum damage. This is also what makes it rewarding to use the astral instead of just leaving it to pure luck as others presume.

Quick overvieuw to back this up with the numbers:

The original boundries

The new boundries with the Ruthlessness astral are:

This will conclude the guide for now. Hopefully everything is clear to everythong and should there be more questions I will gladly help anyone out.

I will update this guide further with a section on how/why and what for this astral can be used best later on as well.

Thanks for your time.

Serenity

The other day I received yet another question from a friend asking me exactly how the Ruthlessness astral works. When explaining this too him he told me I was the first person that gave him a clear and proper answer.

It is therefore that I decided to post this overvieuw so that the information is free to access for anyone that wants to know.

**The Astral:**RuthlessnessDescription: Floating damage increase by (x)%

Its purpose: Expanding the minimum and maximum damage boundries

__The explanation:____1) Minimum and maximum damage boundries:__What exactly do we understand under these concepts? At any point in the game your Physical and Magical attack are always linked to a minimum and maximum amount of damage that will be used for the damage calculations. The easiest way to explain this will prolly be by an example so that' exactly what I'll do.

Let's say that for this example we have an attack power of

**100**. (This to make percentages even more clear and easy to understand)In general we can say that there is a 20% fluctuation take into account that infect this damage so:

Atk power

**100**, 20% fluctuation =**20**, this means your*minimum damage*= 100-20=**80**and your*maximum damage*= 100+20=**120**These 2 values are the maximum and minimum damage boundries.

__How the astral works:__As said before, this astral is meant to expand your minimum and maximum damage boundry. To keep it easy and for clarifying puposes only we're gonna apply

**10%**as our floating damage increaseSo, again with our previous example:

Our minimum damage =

**80**Our maximum damage =

**120**These boundries are both e

*xpanded*by**10%**:**Minimum damage****80**will*decrease bij 10%*(10% of 80=**8**): 80-8=**72**resulting in**72**as our new min damage boundry.**Maximum damage****12**will*increase bij 10%*(10% of 120=**12**): 120-12=**132**resulting in**132**as our new min damage boundry.So we can see that maximum damage increased more in comparisson to our minimum damage. This is also what makes it rewarding to use the astral instead of just leaving it to pure luck as others presume.

Quick overvieuw to back this up with the numbers:

The original boundries

**min 80**and**max 120**are both**20%**increase/decrease of our atk dam of**100**The new boundries with the Ruthlessness astral are:

**Max 132**: 32% increase of our atk dam of**100**and**Min 72**: 28% decrease of our atk damage of**100**This will conclude the guide for now. Hopefully everything is clear to everythong and should there be more questions I will gladly help anyone out.

I will update this guide further with a section on how/why and what for this astral can be used best later on as well.

Thanks for your time.

Serenity

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