hi devs/mods/gm I have a few questions regarding skills:
Can a monster execute an active skill and an ability skill at the same turn?
There are monsters with 2 start up skills, can they use it both at the same turn? or only one will trigger?
Do passives stack? e.g. a monster with attack passive next to a monster with attack cross
What does " only one modify skill per monster " mean?
We can only get the first skill from other monsters, Is there any plan to enable aquisition of third skills in the future?
thanks in advance
Thanks for the questions! I’ve gotten a response for you straight from one of our designers. Their responses are below your questions;
- Can a monster execute an active skill and an ability skill at the same turn?
Yes. On a monster’s turn any ABILITY skills are attempted first, then regardless of whether or not that was successful any ACTIVE skills are attempted afterwards. If an ACTIVE skill is successfully activated no normal attack will be performed, otherwise if ACTIVE skills fail or no ACTIVE skill is present a normal attack is performed.
- There are monsters with 2 start up skills, can they use it both at the same turn? or only one will trigger?
Yes, START-UP skills don’t block each other’s activation by the same monster. They will be attempted in skill slot order (Native Skill > 2nd Skill > 3rd Skill).
- Do passives stack? e.g. a monster with attack passive next to a monster with attack cross
Yes and no. PASSIVE stat increases such as Attack Aura are calculated using the “base” value for their affected stats – that is, the stat’s value taking into account monster Level and any Stat Points assigned to it, but before any skills or other bonuses are applied. So if you have a monster with Attack of (say) 50 and Attack Aura increases it to 60, Attack Cross will still refer to the original 50 when calculating its own effect. Both effects will be added separately, though, so if Attack Cross applied an increase of 10 itself the final resulting value would be 70.
- What does " only one modify skill per monster " mean?
Modify skills are PASSIVE skills which replace the host monster’s normal attack. Monsters with multiple PASSIVE slots available cannot have more than one of them occupied by a skill with that text.
- We can only get the first skill from other monsters, Is there any plan to enable aquisition of third skills in the future?
There are currently no plans to extend Acquire to the unlocked slots. It’s what makes certain monsters unique!
I hope that answers your questions. If you have any others, do let me know!
thank you, this is very informative
What about dark shroud ? what happens if all monsters are cloaked? does the enemy lose a turn because there is nothing to hit?
So Dark Shroud is an Evade effect skill. If a Monster has an Evade effect on it, the enemy Monster will still be given the chance to attack. The Evade effect gives you the chance to evade the attack, but it does not mean you will automatically evade the attack. Does that help?