FB and Friendly Fire question. (in General)

QBJohnnywas November 22 2006 7:20 AM EST

When FB hits in melee is the friendly fire in addition to what the FB's damage would be or a further spread of it's power?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 22 2006 7:34 AM EST

I don't think it spreads. I think it does 50% damage to every other party member.

But I'm not sure. :/

Kong Ming November 22 2006 7:49 AM EST

Friendly fire should be in addition to the FB's damage at 50% of what the opponents are taking.

muon [The Winds Of Fate] November 22 2006 7:55 AM EST

So, is it calculated from how much damage the enemy takes, or just the trained FB? I mean, take AMF - despite the reduction in damage to enemy minions during ranged rounds, the DD caster takes full damage.

So, I would hazard a guess that the friendly fire damage would be 50% of FB damage regardless of number of enemy minions etc.

Not sure though..

QBJohnnywas November 22 2006 8:23 AM EST

I thought it was in addition but I wasn't sure. Thanks people. ;)

QBsutekh137 November 22 2006 10:11 AM EST

The splash is in addition, but it is 50% TOTAL. If I have two minions left, they each get half of that 50%. Dave and his familiar regularly get hit for around 250-300K each, or 500K-600K total. That 600K total is about 50% of how hard I would hit an unarmored target, minus some AMF reduction.

So, I think it is 50% spread across all remaining friendly minions/familiars.

AdminNightStrike November 24 2006 6:20 AM EST

To be more accurate, sut, it's calculated separately for each friendly minion. For instance, say you have two minions. They each receive 25% * rand(0.5-1.0) * Effect. It's not calculated once, then divided amongst the minions. This is how it works for enemy minions, as well. The damage is not calculated once, then divided equally. It's calculated many times, but weighted by a fraction of the minions.

[P]Mitt November 24 2006 12:19 PM EST

Remember RoBF shields your minions from friendly fire FB (at least until it's defensive capabilities are used up)

AdminNightStrike November 25 2006 10:04 AM EST

And its defensive capabilities are embarrassingly small.
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