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Damage is the value of health point reduction that a player inflicts upon an attackable entity. The final value uses a combination of attack, target defense, weapon damage and other factors (such as % modification) to determine the amount of damage to the target. Damage is normally separated into two distinct groups: physical and magical damage. This separation means, for example, that a skill or attack that applies physical damage does not rely on magical defense or magical attack values to determine the final damage output. Any damage inflicted on an entity is subtracted from the entity's maximum health and when the health value reaches 0, the entity is "dead."

Variables on Final Damage[edit | edit source]

Runes of Magic uses many different factors and a formula (different formulae depending on physical or magical damage) to calculate the final damage output. Each factor is involved in the formulae and can change the final output, meaning each has to be taken into consideration when a player is concerned with their damage.

Base Damage[edit | edit source]

Every weapon in Runes of Magic has base magic and physical damage represented as numbers on the item. These numbers are the single most important factor in determining final output and offer the greatest scale of damage when changed. The value of damage on a weapon depends on the type of weapon, the level and the rarity. The damage also depends upon the tier and plus of a weapon (raising as the tier and plus go up), but this does not occur without a player's intervention.

Player Attack and Entity Defense[edit | edit source]

The second most influential variable is the player's own attack (either magical or physical) and the entity's defense (also either magical or physical). The values work with one another to provide a number relative to the relation between the values. This is so that the higher the attack goes in relation to the defense of an entity, the higher the resulting relative number and the higher the damage output. When the attack surpasses the defense value, the formula balances and damage does not scale as it did before.

  • Charge Time:
  • Level:
  • Amplifiers Factors
  • Domain of Element or Weapon:
  • Elemental Resistence:
  • Weapon Skill: Don't affect.

Basic Type of Damage[edit | edit source]

Physical Damage[edit | edit source]

Magic Damage[edit | edit source]

True Damage[edit | edit source]

Basic Attacks (White Attacks)[edit | edit source]

Increased Attack Speed[edit | edit source]

  • Increasing attack speed => Increses DPS of weapond & Increses damage done by Skills that dipens of wapon's DPS (a percentage equal to the percentage increase attack speed).

Enchanted Basic Attack with Magic Damage[edit | edit source]

This type of damage is done with a succeed a Basic attack, they don't need magic accuracy. Only the next class combo have this kind of damage:

Skills[edit | edit source]

We can divide it into two basic types according to the type of probability applied: "Spells", use Magic Accuracy and Magic Resistence and can be silenced. "Techniques" use Physical accuracy and Dodge, have Miss Rate chance without inmmune.

Example: Magic Technique -> Shadowstab from Wl/R || Physical Spell --> Psychic Whirlwind from Wr/Wl

Instant Damage[edit | edit source]

It is done by Instant Skills. They don't have individual Cooldawn. However they do a General Cooldawn of 1s. Normaly, they apply 100% of equipe damage, if that isn't indicated.

Casted/Charged Damage[edit | edit source]

Skills with Two or More Damage[edit | edit source]

Blocked Damage[edit | edit source]

Damage over Time (DoT)[edit | edit source]

DoT normaly applies damage every 2s. Each aplication is a Tick. At time 0, it daesn't apply damage. Each tick done in addition about 1/3 or 1/4 of magic damage equiped or physical damage of the first hand. This damage is good on long battles and a lost of time, in short battles. DoTs don't have critical chance.


Curse Damage[edit | edit source]

(See too Curse (Condition))

Magic Damage.

Bleed Damage[edit | edit source]

(See too Bleed (Condition))

Physical Damage.

Poison Damage[edit | edit source]

(See too Poison (Condition))

Depending if it is done by NPC or player, we have:
->NPC's Poison: It is considered "True Damage" and does not vary.
->Player's Poison: This depends on the "Physical Damage" (main hand weapon) and "Attack Power" but faces "Magic Defense". Then, it's strong again Tanks focused on Physical Defense.

Critical Damage[edit | edit source]

Crit rate[edit | edit source]

General formula calculates crit resistance of target and then depending on your rate determines the %.

  • CritResist = 60 * (Target's Level) + 600
If Critical Hit Chance
CRate < CResist / 2 100 * (CRate) / (CResist)
CRate > CResist / 2 100 * [(CRate) - (CResist) / 4 ] / (CRate)

As we see up to 50% things go linear, above 65% rate gives very diminishing returns. Just to complete the theme to add that bosses have extra crit Resist, skills that add to crit% in fact reduce crit Resist, and that every level of difference additionally puts +/- 3% bonus/penalty to your final score.

Critical Damage[edit | edit source]

  • Basic Attack
Extra Base Damage: ?%
  • Magic Skills
Extra Base Damage: 20%
  • Physical Skills
Extra Base Damage: 30%

Elemental Damage[edit | edit source]

The first peculiarity of this damage is have an extra variable to get final damage, Resistance to Elements (RE or Resistance, alone). Resistance to a Element can be negative, in that case the final damage will be increased and in other case it will reduced. There some spells that remove some Elemental Resistance: "Elemental Weakness" (Mage) and "Soul Poisoned Fang" (Warlock / Rogue).

Some skills, such as the Mage skill Fire Shield, provide an Elemental Resistance to the caster or his entire party.

The second is the benefit of extra damage by Buff or Passive Skills, such as "(Element) Knowledge". Two Mage examples are Fire Knowledge Fire Knowledge and Wind Knowledge Wind Knowledge.

In addition, each Element has special characteristics.

The Elements and some characteristics (contributions are appreciated, unfinished(It needs to check!!)):

  • Fire (Mage)
  • Wind (Mage)
  • Water (Priest)
  • Earth (Druid & Warden)
  • Light (Knight)
  • Dark (Warlock & Magic Class with Rogue as secondary)

Possible formula (same formula as block and critical chance):

Equipment and Damage[edit | edit source]

  • Weapons:
  • No Weapons:

Magic Skill's Formula[edit | edit source]


DmgDone = (MPw)x(CritMod)x(ADF) x [(NCT) x [1 + 2.6x(Spell lvl)/100]x(MDam) + (SBD)]
MagDamage formula.png

Modifiers[edit | edit source]

  • CritMod = 1 + (BaseCritMod) + (ExtraCritMod) If it is non critical hit, it is 1.
  • BaseCritMod = 0.2
  • ExtraCritMod: Any other crit mods you have: rings, skills, buffs...
  • MDm : Magic Damage
  • SBD : Spell Base Damage, it is the shown value by the description.
  • NCT : Natural Casting Time (example: Flamme => 3s)
  • Mpw : Magic Power, dont confuse with Mattack, it is a rare bonus that some sets have and Elemental Domain Skills have. The end value is the product of each source value. Like (1 + 0.5)x(1 + 0.63)...
  • ADF: Amplification Damage Factor is based on (Attacker's MAttack) / (Receptor's MDefense) = ratio:
Ratio ADF
ratio < 0.2 0.2
if 0.2 < ratio < 1 ratio
if ratio > 1 2 - 1/ratio

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When Ratio = INFINITE, then 1/Ratio = 0 and maximum multiplier is getted, "2".
  • DoTs have doble Mattack, but total gear damage mutiplier is like a non critical intant. Then they are soso if Ratio of DoT is below 1 (no mattack focus).
  • All AoE skill have an inherent -50% penalty.
  • Damage reduction on PvP: 50% (needs to check!!!)

Physical Skill's Formula[edit | edit source]


DmgDone = (CritMod) * (ADF) * [ 2.75 * (DPS) + 2 * (DPS) * (SkillPercent) ]

Modifiers[edit | edit source]

  • CritMod = 1 + (BaseCritMod) + (ExtraCritMod) If it is non critical hit, it is 1.
  • BaseCritMod = 0.3
  • ExtraCritMod: Any other crit mods u have: rings, skills, buffs...
  • DPS = (Damage Character Tab.) / (Weapon Speed, including speed, buffs, runes, etc)
  • ADF is based on (Attacker's PAttack) / (Receptor's PDefense) ratio:
Ratio ADF
ratio < 0.2 0.2
if 0.2 < ratio < 1 ratio
if ratio > 1 2 - 1/ratio

Physical Ranged Formula[edit | edit source]

(scout mechanics are similar, but not same)

DmgDone = (CritMod) * (ADF) * [ 1.375 * (Damage) + (DPS) * (SkillPercent) ]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When Ratio = INFINITE, then 1/Ratio = 0 and maximum multiplier is getted, "2".
  • DoTs have doble Pattack. Then they are good if Ratio of DoT is below 1.
  • Casting time modifier on physical skills does not apply. So snipe would hit that same even if had 1sec or 3sec cast. Channeling skills are NOT cast skills (examples of channel-skills: Combo throw - combo shot etc etc).
  • All AoE skill have an inherent 25% penalty. So a scout Piercing Arrow or a R/S Shadowstab (hits 2 targets = AoE = penalty) will hit 70% of what the formulas say.
  • Damage reduction on PvP: -50%.
  • (Last verification: 2014)

Player Poison Formula[edit | edit source]

(Tested by Exedrax, on 16th of dicember of 2015)

MagicDmgDone (per Tick) = (ADF) * [ 2 * (DPS) * (AoE Penalty) + (BasePoisonDam)]

Modifiers[edit | edit source]

  • BasePoisonDam = Base Poison Damage, you can increas with upgrades of the skill (if it has).
  • DPS = (Damage Character Tab.) -- Is affected by Weapon Speed Modifiers.
  • ADF = Attack-Defense Factor, is based on (Attacker's PAttack) / (Receptor's MDefense) => ratio:
Ratio ADF
ratio < 0.2 0.2
if 0.2 < ratio < 1 ratio
if ratio > 1 2 - 1/ratio
  • AoE Penalty, as mayority of AoE skills, if it is an AoE Skill then that has 25% less of damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • By the Formula we can see that the time of the Poison Effect is the same as we have 1/2 extra hand attaking, but doing magic damage.
  • For a 12 second poison that each 2 seconds do damage, we have (bettween 1,2[min], 6[Balanced Power-Def] and 12[Max]) X DPS, total damage per Complete Effect. And if is an Aoe, as Rogue / Druid; is (bettween 0,9[min], 4,5[Balanced Power-Def] and 9[Max]) X DPS, AoE Penalty.
  • Don't forget Damage on PvP is the half.