Why is bigger not always better?

Remember that at most any assistant can provide half of the defenders stats. That does not mean a dragon assisting a fully capped smaller dragon is a good though. If the defender is fully capped at 2000 speed, the assistant can go in with (at most) 1K speed but it’s dependent on their own cap. If the assistant has 4000 speed but their cap is at 10,000 instead of using the full 1000 speed available for assisting they’d only be credited for 400.

Defender: Capped speed 2000

Max speed of an assistant: 1000

Assistant: Speed cap 10, 000
Actual speed of assistant: 4000

4000/10000 = 40%

max value: 1000 X 40% = 400

Speed assistant credited with: 400

So in this case a smaller assistant who is closer to their own speed cap would be a better choice. Strength is factored the same way which is why some assistants can’t figure out why their attacks are hitting for so much less than the defenders, also why potions do not seem to have much effect when big dragons take then to help smaller dragons.
That is why dragons of similar size and training usually make the best assistants for any battle. The exception would be MOnsters (those with a min 100K MO) who are usually enough to tip the scale and allow the defender to dodge most attacks.

Have you ever heard that a metal assistant, no matter how big is always a help? That’s not exactly true, although at 100% metal and with full potions they can’t actually hurt too much but can still cost you the battle.

Thinking of best assistants it usually goes:

1. Similar sized and metal

2. Similar sized and non-metal

3. Larger metal

Now dependent on the actual size difference #2 and #3 can be switched.

If the assistant is so big they cannot hit the attacker someone better sized who can is actually more effective even if they’re not metal.

ex:

#1.

“*xxx takes 16 damage.
Dracοs takes 25 damage.
Dracοs’s metallic skin reflects 8 damage back at *xxx.
*xxx absorbs 7 health from Dracοs’s wound.”

Damage total: 17

#2.

“*xxx takes 16 damage.
Dracοs takes 25 damage.
*xxx absorbs 7 health from Dracοs’s wound.”

Damage total: 9

#3.

“yyy fails to do any damage to *xxx
yyy takes 25 damage.
yyy’s metallic skin reflects 8 damage back at *xxx.
*xxx absorbs 7 health from Dracοs’s wound.”
Damage total: 1

As a general rule of thumb if you are metal and more than 2 weightclasses above the dragon you’re wishing to assist, pass unless asked to come. Or try coming to the battle 20 seconds late so you miss the first round. This will prevent you from bumping someone in the right size class already waiting for the battle to start.


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