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Promotion percentages in relation to base value

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Reg Pither, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Reg Pither

    Reg Pither Warlord

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    I've spent a good hour scouring the forum and War Academy for these details, and I'm sure they must be there somewhere as they're such a basic thing, but I'm having no luck.

    How are percentage promotions added to a unit?

    If a Knight has 10 strength and gets the Combat 1 10% promotion, naturally enough, it goes up to 11.

    If it then gets the Combat II 10 % promotion, is the addition 10% of 11, or is it 10% of its 'natural' strength of 10? So does it go to strength 12.1 or to strength 12?

    I know this should be learned on day one, first class, but I'm not sure now and not sure if I ever actually knew. It's not like I've been playing this game for years or anything... :blush:
     
  2. sampsa

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    Always to the natural strength i.e. combat II means +20% to the base strength. Note that while combat promos work like this, others work quite unintuitively. For example city raider I doesn't add your strength by +25%, it reduces the defender's bonuses by 25% (like fortify, city defences etc). What this means is that the higher strength advantage you have, the better combat promos are.
     
  3. rah

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    Yeah first strikes and such but if you mouse over and see the calculated strengths it helps you see some of the more basic ones.
     
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