Status resistance study[edit source]
Because all of the bosses have 70% paralysis resistance and same element resistances and I was planning to smash ELT a few hundred times with 2-3 Sevens, I decided to track successful stuns using Seven's LB and Insult to Injury, as well as seeing how it interacts with Shock Whip which can also paralyze. I am publishing my preliminary data because it's completely baffling in the hope that others will help gather data as well to expand the data set. One strange observation I made early on in this study was that elemental resistance correlated with success rates! Here's the data:
|using Insult to Injury:|
|..with Shock Whip||20.1% (53/264)||50% weakness and +15% stun|
|..with non-Shock Whip||16.8% (47/279)||includes the next three subsets|
|....with Vernard||1.9% (1/52)||50% resist... but incredibly low|
|....with Coral Sword||25.5% (12/47)||same weakness as shock whip but much higher success?|
|....with non-elementals||17.9% (28/156)|
|Using Seven's Limit Burst:||Note: Did not track which weapon used for all LB|
|..at 4-star||13.7% (7/51)||80% LB stun worse than 50% stun with non-elementals?|
|..at 5-star||27.7% (13/47)|
|..at 6-star||48.4% (15/31)||much higher than expected|
- Shock Whip success rates were extremely streaky. The trailing average of 64 attempts had a success rate that ranged as low as 6.25% to as high as 35.94%... since 64 is bigger than any of the LB and Vernard/Coral Sword sub-samples, it shows just how huge the margin of error is.
- Though weapon type was not tracked for LBs, I estimate about a third of the 6-star LB samples were with my Vernard friend. While this is purely anecdotal, the Vernard LBs seemed to stun at the same rate as non-elemental/Coral Sword LBs.
- All samples were collected with care to avoid confirmation bias. The first 24 samples of non-Shock Whip did not track whether an elemental weapon was used. To avoid confirmation bias, I did not retroactively modify or discard any data (except a few cases here and there were I was sure I made a typo).
- All LBs were executed on Vajra. Insult to Injury executions did not distinguise between Vajra and other event machina. No data was gathered on Imperial Soldiers.
Well the event is over. Was hoping for a little feedback or data but here's the updated table as promised: data summary subset stats comments using Insult to Injury: ..with Shock Whip 18.1% (76/420) 50% weakness and +15% stun ..with non-Shock Whip 15.6% (65/416) includes the next three subsets ....with Vernard 5.6% (4/71) 50% resist ....with Coral Sword 23.1% (12/52) same weakness as shock whip but higher success? ....with non-elementals 16.0% (43/269) Using Seven's Limit Burst: Note: Did not track which weapon used for all LB ..at 4-star 20.8% (15/72) much closer to expected than in preliminary ..at 5-star 31.0% (22/71) Over half of samples involved Shock Whip ..at 6-star 50.9% (29/57) much higher than expected
The 19 additional Vernard uses had a success rate of 15.8%, which is close to the stats for non-elemental weapons which suggests the elemental-resistance effect may have been a fluke of chance, but the possibility isn't entirely eliminated either. What is really interesting is how the 6-star limit burst kept up with the 50/50 success rate on the 70% resistance bosses and the combined success rate of all limit bursts was still above 30% with a sample size of 200.—CodeHydro (talk) 11:35, 27 January 2017 (EST)