In the early days of Drakons.IO, the Drakon Masters were buying Drakons for two main reasons: because of looks and most of the time, the cost. Then they battled without really knowing the basics and principles behind every victory or defeat.
Until recently, Drakon Masters didn’t see the importance of Drakon attributes, also known as ASI, which stands for Agility, Strength and Intelligence. These ASI attributes also define the HP or Health Points of every Drakon. These also have impacts on the AP or Attack Points that could be used to define the battle cards of every Drakon.
And because of the knowledge and facts about the Drakon attributes, Drakon Masters started to look for higher ASI in the marketplace. They then started to battle with their strongest Drakons. In fact, they even tried to breed with their perfect ASI Drakons and hoping to give birth to another perfect ASI or at least a high ASI Drakon that could be used to battle in the arena.
This is actually a great thing: since Drakons Masters are now battling with their strongest Drakons, they have to set up their cards well in order to bring home victories.
And then, the Drakon Masters with Drakons of lower ASI realized that it was becoming difficult to win against these perfect ASI Drakons. During battle between the two Drakons, the perfect ASI Drakons will surely inflict more damage unless a critical damage or double damage attack is luckily acquired by the lower ASI Drakon.
So in order to provide a fairer playing field for all Drakon Masters, Drakons created boosts to straighten the powers and attacks of Drakons regardless of their ASI.
Card Boosts are additional reward items included in the loots of Ranked Battles. These rewards are given only by chance to victorious Drakon Masters.
Card boosts basically increase the damage a specific card for a specific Drakon. This boosted card move will permanently remain in the same Drakon and can neither be transferred nor shared with other Drakons.
This means that for Drakons with lower ASI attributes, the damage dealt by their offensive moves can be increased to match or even surpass the damage dealt by other perfect ASI Drakons with the same rune level and element. This is because with every level up, a card move gets an additional damage boost. Hence, the higher the card level, the stronger it gets. But take note that even perfect ASI Drakons can have boosted cards that make them even stronger against other Drakons. So in the end, what matters most is a good card setup to be able to win.
Earning Card Boosts
Winning battles in the Ranked Arena is the primary way of receiving card boosts as rewards. Drakon Masters may also receive card boosts from Drakons giveaways, promos, and other activities in the future.
But as of this writing, card boosts rewards can be received in Ranked Battles only for victorious Drakon Masters. Do not expect to gain a reward after every battle. There’s only a maximum of 10% chance that a card boost may be included in the loot for every Ranked Battle.
The type of cards that maybe included in the loot is also random per game. This means that not all cards will have counterpart card boosts every battle. Additionally, card boosts that get included in the loot are always based on the element of the Drakon that won the battle.
So for instance, if you win using an Earth Drakon in a Ranked battle, the possible reward boost card that you may win is an Earth card boost. And only one card at a time per battle. You will find all card boosts won in your Inventory.
Card Boost Configuration
Refer to the table below to fully understand the configuration of card boosts such as how many card boosts are required to level up a specific card from level 0 to level 1 and how many additional boosts may be added to the card.
As shown in the above table, Attack and Blast cards are the most common rewards that can be won in Ranked Battles. This shows that there’s a 10% chance of winning these cards, as compared to other that only have 3% or 1%.
The rarest card boost is the Plague Bite and Counter Gale. These are the special card moves unique only to Epic Drakons and can only be unlocked at Level 24. And as of writing, we have two Epics: the Epic Rat Earth Drakons and the Epic WRLD Air Drakons.
Depending on the type of card, the required number of card boosts to move from one level to another is different depending on type and card level as well. For instance, to level up a card level 0 to level 1 for an Earth Blast card, only 10 card boosts are required. But to level up a Stoning card from level 0 to level 1, 15 Stoning card boosts are required. And these number get higher as the level number also increases.
Also, only Attack and Blast cards can be levelled up to level 9. Others can only go up to level 5 and cards like the Epic cards can only be boosted up to level 2.
The most important column is the Boost column. This is the multiplier for every attack to compute the total damage a Drakon can deal to its opponent.
This means that the attack damage shall be computed as:
A = A0 + (A0 * CL * CLM)
A = Attack Damage
A0 = Attack Attribute * Card Multiplier)
CL = Card Level
CLM = Card Level Multiplier
And then, this attack damage will be used in the formula:
Dmg = A + (A * RL * MPR)
RL = Rune Level
MPR = Multiplier per rune = 0.05
And finally, this will be applied to a formula:
Net Damage = (A * A) / (A + D) where D = Opponent’s Defense
For example, for two Earth Drakons, both rune level 20, and perfect ASI with the following attributes:
If Drakon A uses a Stone Blast with card level 0, Drakon A’s attack damage will be computed as follows:
A = (2360 * 1.12) + (2360 * 1.12 * 0 * 0.02)
A = 2643 (rounded of to whole number)
Dmg = 2643 + (2643 * 20 * 0.05)
Dmg = 5286
Net Damage = (5286 * 5286) / (5286 + 1320)
Net Damage = 4229 points
Using the same formulas for Drakon B with Stone Blast in card Level 5, the Drakon’s Net Damage will be 4738 points
Using Card Boosts
Using card boosts is quite simple. Inside the Setup page of every Drakon, you will see UP ARROWS when a battle card has enough card boosts to level up. As shown in the image, Earth Blast as well as Stoning cards have enough card boosts for upgrade. Simply tap/click on any of these arrows to level up the desired card.
The Level Up card view will then be displayed with options for levelling up.
Take note that not all cards have the same required number of card boosts to level up. In the case of Earth Drakons for instance, the Earth Blast requires only 10 card boosts to level up from 0 to 1, while the Stoning card requires 15 card boosts to level up from 0 to 1.
You may level up a card as long as there’s enough available card boosts to match the required number of card boosts for said card.
And always remember, the boosted card stays with the Drakon and cannot be shared with other Drakons. Levelling up a card is also irreversible. Once a card has been upgraded to a certain level, it stays there until it gets upgraded again. So it is important to always plan the upgrades and remember that it’s better if card boosts are distributed across Drakons.
Also, take note that each card type has a maximum level for upgrades. Refer to the table above for details.
After upgrading or levelling a card, its card level is indicated in the lower left corner as shown in the photo. In this example, the Thunder Strike card is only level 0 while the Thunderstorm card is already level 5.
In the Battle View, card levels of both Drakons are also displayed in every turn. Notice that in this example, the level 5 Thunderstorm card on the left delivers a much higher damage even if the level 0 Thunderstorm card on the right acquired a Double Attack boost. Although this turn may not be enough to deliver victory to the owner of the boosted card, it may be a game changer in most cases.
Card Boosts are actually interesting upgrades in the World of Drakons. These card boosts may really strengthen your Drakons’ basic and magic attacks. This means that lower ASI Drakons may now have a chance to battle with high or even perfect ASI Drakons. However, winning a battle is still all about strategy. That means that a good setup of battle cards and the use of a combination of boosts will deliver victory to any Drakon Master.
See you in the next article where Food Boosts that restore the HP of each Drakon will be fully explained.
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