What bonus is better +4 Defence or +10 Dodge?

By on December 26, 2013 3:16:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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What bonus is better +4 Defence or +10 Dodge?

A ring with which bonus would you prefer?

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December 26, 2013 5:47:27 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Depends on the unit.

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December 26, 2013 7:51:04 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'll take the +10 dodge.

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December 26, 2013 8:20:55 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums
+10 dodge in almost all cases.
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December 26, 2013 9:38:07 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It depends not only on the unit, but on the enemy units, too.

survival bonus from dodge would be:

10 / (enemy accuracy - your unit dodge(wihout bonus))

 

survival bonus from defence would be:

4 / (enemy damage + your unid defence + 4)

 

So at the start of the game defence is probably much better. At the end dodge will be probably better, unless AI has developed enourmous accuracy via technology.

 

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December 26, 2013 11:19:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

When Weapons and Armor values are lower (say 10 or less), the +4 to defense is HUGE.  In later stages of the games, when such values are crossing the Dozens threshold, that +4 is much less significant r.e. reducing damage.

So I'd recommend +4 defense for lightly armored units, and less powerful weapons, but with heavily armored units, and/or with the later game more powerful/uber weapons, the +10 dodge might be more helpful, especially if they have other Dodge bonuses in play as well.

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December 29, 2013 7:30:38 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yeah, good advice in the above: On a early game unit with 0 defense the +4 defense would make it much more powerful and definitely be the better option. If said unit already had 20 defense the +10 dodge is far better.

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