Analyzer Attachment - "Increases chance of mitigating the effects of special attacks previously used by the enemy."
Now, I don't know how to precisely translate this description for you, but I have found evidence that it alters the damage taken from at least one TP move. I tested this on DC, EM, and T crabs by observing the weaponskill "bubble shower". Bubble shower is an AoE attack that does a fixed damage to the entire party if unresisted. It can be altered by a magical resistance check as well as magical reduction. Magic defense bonus seems to have no effect.
Apparently bubble shower is HP based, like a breath attack. The crabs in the "without analyzer" testing all thought it would be really funny to wait until they had 1% health to use it. -.- I think breath attacks ignore magic defense, which bubble shower agrees with, since mana jammers and fine tuning merits had no effect. (They did, however, lower the damage appropriately when tested on cursed sphere.)
Another note: I have a magic damage taken -2% earring that I swap for weaponskills. There's a chance that numbers for the master could have been thrown off by 2% because of this. No more than 1-2 numbers should be off, since it doesn't happen that frequently.
The data below is a listing of how much damage the puppet and master take per bubble shower, listed as puppet/master.
For example: 38/43 means that the puppet took 38 damage and the master took 43.
Without Analyzer Bubble Showers
(Results are consistent. The puppet takes the same damage as the master in all cases. The cases where damage wasn't identical were obvious 50% fractional resists.)
0 Earth: 117/117
1 Earth: 2/2
0 Earth: 1/1
1 Earth: 176/176
0 Earth: 1/1
0 Earth: 167/167
0 Earth: 178/178
0 Earth: 55/55
1 Earth: 29/29
0 Earth: 74/149 (Puppet 50% resist?)
0 Earth: 23/23
1 Earth: 34/34
1 Earth: 18/18
2 Earth: 130/130
The following were done on firesday:
0 Earth: 191/191
0 Earth: 72/36 (Master 50% resist?)
Analyzer Equipped Bubble Showers - With Earth Maneuvers
(Almost all cases showed the amount of damage to the puppet has been reduced comparatively to the master. There seems to be a chance, however, that the attachment had no effect. I know that the alteration is due to the analyzer, because no other attachments were changed; the analyzer was simply removed for the previous test.)
0 Earth: 38/43
? Earth: 46/52
? Earth: 59/66
2 Earth: 101/145
1 Earth: 152/191
1 Earth: 25/32
0 Earth: 17/19
0 Earth: 20/23
0 Earth: 55/62
0 Earth: 27/30
1 Earth: 95/95 (No effect?)
0 Earth: 151/168
0 Earth: 16/16 (No effect?)
1 Earth: 4/5
Analyzer Equipped Bubble Showers - Without Earth Maneuvers
(Tested without using earth manuevers, even at the start of the fight. The day may have also turned to firesday at some point during this section; I'm not sure what impact that has on the test. This was done as an afterthought, to test the consistency of the attachment. This test proves that an earth maneuver does not have to be used for the attachment to at least have some effect on reducing the automaton's damage taken. The first two results were strange. Perhaps resist rates increased due to firesday.)
0 Earth: 137/68 (Master 50% resist?)
0 Earth: 16/9 (Master 50% resist?)
0 Earth: 19/22
0 Earth: 28/56
0 Earth: 162/181
0 Earth: 162/181
0 Earth: 54/61
0 Earth: 98/98 (No effect?)
0 Earth: 97/108
0 Earth: 60/67
0 Earth: 38/43
The middle section of data shows that without the analyzer, the puppet takes the same amount of damage as the master (not counting fractional resists). There seems to be a connection between the damage taken and equipping the analyzer. I think the earth maneuvers are slightly increasing its effectiveness, although I'm not sure if the effect increases over time (horologocial?) or if the maneuvers simply have to be present when the TP move goes off.
It's also worth noting that this may be the only way to reduce damage from certain TP moves. As I stated before, bubble shower is unaffected by magic defense bonus; mana jammers and merits have no effect. For example, you're probably going to want this equipped if you're fighting against goblins, due to bomb toss, or enemies with breath attacks.
Also, if this attachment alters the damage taken from TP moves, then it's highly unlikely that it also has anything to do with shield bash. I hear a lot of rumors that this somehow increases the activation and success rate of shield bash, with little or no justification. There's no reason to believe this is the case anymore. This attachment has nothing to do with shield bash. Myth busted.
Edited, Jun 22nd 2007 9:05pm by Nateypoo
Edited, Jun 22nd 2007 10:25pm by Nateypoo