Physical & Magical Reinforcement.
Here goes again;
There's still a lot of people who probably don't know what the Physical/Magical Reinforce is actually for. I've been around a few forums, and none really do explain what it does (Or their just wrong with their explanations). So I've written a little bit of my knowledge down for you guys.
So lets get started!
There are a few simple calculations every serious SRO player should know.
Physical Defense= Str x Physical reinforce + Total Physical defense.
Magical Defense= Int x Physical reinforce + Total Physical defense.
Physical Attack= Str x Physical reinforce + Physical damage.
Magical Attack = Int x Magical reinforce + Magical damage.
The Reinforcement on your Weapon and your Gear is actually more important than the Physical/Magical Attack/Defense. The reason is simple; their base values in the equations listed above.
Obviously you would rather have a higher multiplier than a number you add to the equation.
Here's an example;
Lets say you have a level 100 Char, with 500 Str.
A 2-Handed Sword +5 level 98 with a Physical Attack of 2146 ~ 2558 (80%) and a Physical reinforce of 276.8% ~ 338.3% (0%)
Physical Attack= 500 x 276.8% + 2146 = 3530 ( Minimum attack power )
Physical Attack= 500 x 338.3% + 2558 = 4249.5 ( Maximum attack power )
Now the same +5 2-Handed Sword, but with 0% Physical Attack and 80% Physical reinforce
A 2-Handed Sword +5 level 98 with a Physical Attack of 2062 ~ 2454 (0%) and a Physical reinforce of 299.9% ~ 366.6% (80%)
Physical Attack=500 x 299.9% + 2062 = 3561.5 ( Minimum attack power )
Physical Attack=500 x 366.6% + 2454 = 4287 (Maximum attack power )
I know the difference isn't big, but I'm only stressing the fact that the Physical reinforce is also a very important thing you should worry about.
Here's a 2-Handed Sword +5 level 98 with 80%/80%
Physical Attack=500 x 299.9% + 2146 = 3645.5 ( Minimum attack power )
Physical Attack=500 x 366.6% + 2558 = 4391 (Maximum attack power )
Another few common question that people have:
"What does Parry ratio do?"
Parry Ratio determines the amount of damage you receive during an attack. The higher the parry ratio, the less chance of taking maximum hit rating from an opponent.
"What does Attack Rate do?"
Attack Rate determines the amount of damage you deal during an attack. The higher the Attack Rate, the higher the chance of dealing maximum damage to an opponent.
Well that's it, hope you guys learned anything from this. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!