# Dragon Nest Magic Physical Attack and Elemental Potential Comparison

Dragon Nest Magic Physical Attack and Elemental Potential Comparison by chaose5

INTRODUCTION

Which weapon or ring potential is better ?

5.8% Phy/Mag Attack or 8% elemental attack potential?

This question has been asked many times in various threads and in my guides. I decided to do a comparison between the two potential based on my Majesty build.

Similar analysis can be performed on other characters, but i will not show all of them here. They follow the same logic.

M.att and Elemental Attack v2.0

CALCULATION

First, let
m  = base mag attack of your Majesty
M = current mag attack % from potential, crest and fashion.
a =  skill amp (the skill % in your skill description)
b = additional damage ( the number after + in your skill description)
D = current dark attack of your Majesty

NOTE: base attack is NOT the attack stats you see in your character window.

Attack stats in character window = m x (1 + M)

[ My EXCEL spreasheet will take care of this for you. ]

Now, you have a choice to choose between a ring/weapon with 5.8% mag attack or 8% of dark attack.

Lets find out, under what condition the following statement is TRUE:

Damage output with 5.8% m.att is LARGER than Damage output with 8% dark attack

This translates into the equation below:

The final equation states the condition for 5.8% m.att potential to be more superior than 8% elemental potential.

We shall define the right hand side of the equation as the Critical Dark %.

D > Critical Dark %

The equation tells us, that in order for 5.8% m.att potential to give more damage output than 8.0% elemental damage, D has to be LARGER than the Critical Dark %.

Critical Dark % is a function of skill amp (a), skill add. dmg (b) and current mag. att (m).

The table below gives you a list of all dark skills for majesty and their critical dark %, assuming current m.att = 4000 with current mag attack % = 23.60% (2 ring with 5.8%, a A-ranked plate, and a tail)

This shows very clearly that the critical dark % varies with different skills.

EXAMPLE

To make thing clearer, lets consider an example.

Lets say you currently has 80.0% dark attack, mag attack % of 23.60% and total of 4000 m.att.

1. Given a choice between 5.8% m.att and 8.0% dark attack, which one would maximize your damage for gravity lance?

Reason: D, Current dark attack 80% > critical dark 77.62%

2. Given a choice between 5.8% m.att and 8.0% dark attack, which one would maximize your damage for gravity switch?

Reason: D, Current dark attack 80% <  critical dark 98.14%

Note that the main DPS skills for Majesty: Gravity ball, Microholes and Poison Cloud, have extremely high Critical Dark %, which is almost out of reach with current gears.

CONCLUSION

This tells you that:

IN GENERAL, 8.0% DARK ELEMENTAL  IS SUPERIOR AS COMPARED TO 5.8% MAG ATTACK for Dark elemental skills.

On the flip side,

8.0% Dark elemental doesn’t affect non-elemental skills such as Spectrum Shower and 9 Tail Laser or glacial spike (water element)

That’s the reason why, i recommend a FULL DARK build for my majesty, without maxing non-dark skills (no spectrum shower, 9tail at lvl2, glacial spike at lvl1) , simply because a full dark build will maximize your Dark Potential %.

However, if you rely on spectrum shower, 9 tail laser or glacial spike for DPS, i would still ask you to consider 5.8% m.att since it will benefit those skills as well…
Also note that, 5.8% m.att might come with 17% crit opt , which is obviously better than 8% dark alone.

Having said all these, the so-call end game gear with S-rank Sea dragon weapon, will not even involve this tough choice: you can get 4.3% m.att AND 8% dark attack appearing on a single weapon/ring (very high chance).

Chaos PVE Majesty Guide

APPENDIX:

Another case on my friend’s Sniper choice of 5.8% phy attack or 8% elemental attack.

He is holding an old manticore bow, so most of his skills are dark-based.

His current dark attack is 76%.

Should he choose 8.0% dark elemental or 5.8% phy attack potential on say, a new ring?

According to his build and stats, the critical dark % are calculated as below:

According to him, his main DPS skills are charged shot, twin shot and ankle shot.

Although his dark attack is very high at 76%, his critical dark % for his 3 main DPS skills are still higher than that.

So to maximize the damage of his DPS skills, he should choose 8.0 dark %.

However, do note that 5.8% mag and phy potential comes with 17% crit sometimes, whereas it’s impossible to get 8% elemental + 17% crit