While experimenting with the Sneakstrike, I calculated that to kill a Silver Moblin in a single hit, you would have to use a weapon that does 135 damage. Since the best weapon I’ve found does 106 damage, I thought that it was probably impossible… until I remembered the Barbarian gear, which raises attack power.
I actually don’t know how anything about how this armor set works, aside from the fact that each piece has an Attack Up effect. I’ll also be testing just how much of a boost it gives you.
Of course, there’s no telling whether the attack boost stacks with the Sneakstrike’s x8 multiplier in the first place. As I discovered, the critical hit from
a weapon breaking doesn’t, so who knows. I decided to test the same way as before, with the Spring-Loaded Hammer and its attack power of one.
I chose this Silver Moblin at the base of the Hateno Tower as my test subject, since at 1080 it has the highest HP of anything you can Sneakstrike, and because 1080 is a nice, fairly round number. I saved near it so that I could load before every test, to keep it at full HP and make the math easier.
Ba-boom! That did, uh… eight damage? Huh. I tried with two pieces of the set, then all three, and got the same result. Looks like it doesn’t stack after all!
However! I’m always careful to double-check things, so tried out a 60 damage Royal Broadsword as well. If the Attack Up doesn’t stack with Sneakstrike, then this should do 480 damage. I put on the full Barbarian set, attacked, then quickly put on the Champion’s Shirt to see the Moblin’s HP.
That… was 720 damage! The heck! That’s a 50% increase over what it should’ve been, and doesn’t reflect the Spring-Loaded Hammer results at all! With further testing, I found that one piece of gear is +20%, two pieces is +30%, and the full set is +50%. What about the hammer results, though? My first thought was that, since it’s a joke item and is meant to be used to send enemies flying, maybe it’s locked at one damage no matter the user’s attack power. While that’s definitely possible, and I might test it out in the future, I arrived at a simpler explanation.
In my testing I’ve found that the game always rounds damage to the nearest integer, with decimals of .5 and lower being rounded down. If the calculation for the Barbarian gear is done before the calculation for the Sneakstrike, and the full set is +50% the weapon’s base damage… for the Spring-Loaded Hammer that’s only a total damage of 1.5, so the game rounds it down to 1. Maybe that’s not the best weapon to use as a baseline for testing after all.
Anyway, it’s time to finally do what I came for: kill a Silver Moblin in a single hit! By my calculations,
a Sneakstrike with this 106 damage Savage Lynel Crusher while wearing two pieces of Barbarian gear should do 1102 damage.
THAT WAS SO SATISFYING