Break Defense Down – Breaking down the Break Gauge

Nov 27, 2016 by Ghuanda
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The new batch of abilities that were released sees a new debuff come into play! This time its a debuff that lowers the enemies’ defense against break! An example is Orcus, a ST mage ability shown below.

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These abilities are break focused and can reduce the yellow break gauge by a significant amount, also applying the debuff which makes your auto attacks shave the break gauge faster. So how good is this new debuff?

NOTE: Since there is no numerical feedback for the break gauge, the results below are a only a rough gauge.

 

THE TEST

To try and determine the effect of this debuff, a specific stage and monster was picked.

The 1st stage in the Chaos Vortex – Fury Unchained always spawns a Red Dragon on the 1 battle and this was chosen for the testing

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Since there are no numerical feedback for the break gauge, the only way to gauge the effectiveness of the debuff was by eyeballing it and comparing it to other situations. Screenshots were also taken and a measurement of the break gauge (no. of pixels) were done.

So what was actually done?

  1. Counting the number of attacks required to break the red gauge.
  2. Counting the number of attacks required to break the yellow gauge.
  3. Repeating 1 & 2, with Break Def Down, Boost, and Pupu.
  4. Using a software to count the number of pixels of the break gauge (estimation)

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