I was informed to post this question here so here I am.
I've been trying to understand Royal Guard's kit under Lord Vader and have a question about Royal Guard's starting health pool calculation at the start of battle. I've seen conflicting information all over so hoping we can get a clear-cut answer from a developer.
So Lord Vader's leadership contains the following two text:
1. "Dark side allies have +15% Max health, doubled for Empire" (basically +30%)
2. "At the start of battle, other Empire and Dark Side Unaligned Force User allies lose all Protection and gain that much Max Health."
And Royal Guard's unique states:
"At the start of the encounter, if the allied Leader is Empire, Royal Guard gains Max Health equal to 5% of the allied Leader's Max Health and then doubles his Health until the end of the encounter."
Taking these into consideration, let's try to understand what that means. So say my Royal Guard has a health of 72833 and a Protection of 126664 based on what you can in their stats profile. And Lord Vader's combined health and protection is 320000. What is the final health total for Royal Guard after factoring in all of the leadership and unique stats from above? It seems like there are different values depending on the order that these are calculated.
1. Stats from LV's abilities and leadership are calculated first.
So Royal Guard starts by losing all protection and gains that much in max health, giving him a combined 199497 for protection + health. Then the leadership adds an additional 30% (ie, 199497 + 30% (59849) = 259346). Next, Royal Guard's unique is factored in, so we add in 5% of LV's health (320000 * 0.05 = 16001). So 259346 + 16000 = 275346. Royal Guard's unique also says we then double it, so that's 275346 x 2, giving a grand total of 550692.
2. Second way to do the calculation is we calculate RG's unique first before LV's leadership.
So we start with Royal Guard's health being 72833. We then add LV's 5% health of 16000, so 72833 + 16000 = 88833. Then Royal Guard's unique also says we double that, so 88833 x 2 = 177666. Next, we start factoring in LV's stats from his abilities, which adds 30% max health (177666 * 1.3 (30%) = 230966). And finally, LV's text says to combine Royal Guard's health + protection, so that's 230966 + 126664, making his final health total being 357630.
As you can see, the two values are very different. But which order is the correct order of calculation? Knowing the answer to the above will help players determine how to mod RG -- whether to go for health primaries or protection primaries to maximize the health as best as possible. Thanks.