If you’re familiar with the original calculator, much of this will be familiar, however, a LOT has changed too! We’ve streamlined and simplified a lot of the complexities from the first version, so this will still be worth a read. And if you’re new to the Calculator you will definitely want to read this, as it’s going to give you an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide on how to use and implement the full range of features offered. When we’re done you’ll be able to start playing with the champions and speeds with confidence! Of course, there’s plenty more advanced concepts and strategies when speed tuning, but we have to learn to walk before we run – so let’s start:
Go ahead and click on Clan Boss Calculator to get started…
I know, it’s a lot at first – but that’s ok! Let’s go step-by-step: First thing we need is to add a champion. Let’s select Arbiter from the drop down menu…
When you select your Champion, their picture pops up and the skills and base speed fill in automatically.
If we select Altan instead, you can see the base speed and skills change automatically.
For now let’s keep working with Altan. First thing we’ll do is input his total speed. The displayed speed in the game. This isn’t his exact speed, or calculated speed, though.
We can change the speed by typing in the number or using the arrows on the side to increase or decrease it by 1. Once we get the displayed speed sorted, we need to find the exact, or calculated, speed.
To find the calculated speed we need to know the Base Speed of our Champion. It fills in automatically for us when we select our Champion, but if they aren’t fully ascended or leveled that number could be different. You can change it by typing it in or using the arrows to raise or lower it.
What affects the calculated speed are speed sets in conjunction with our base speed and speed aura. We have 4 different types of speed sets in the game currently: Speed, Divine Speed, Perception, and Swift Parry. Speed and Divine Speed act identically and so are lumped together for the calculator. Every combination is included in the drop down menu. Simply select which sets your Champion has equipped. If they are wearing any of those sets, you will also need to see if they have the Lore of Steel Mastery, which can also affect calculated speed. If so, click the toggle.
The last thing we need to add is any Speed Aura our Champion has. This is determined solely by the Lead Champion and only if they have an All Battles Speed Aura. Altan doesn’t, so we can skip that for now…
Once the speed is input we can see the Champion populate the Turn Order. We can even see their skills appearing. But we need to get all five Champions in the calculator to see a proper speed tune.
There we go!
We can see all the Champion turns and when they take them. Even the skills they’re using and when! But it’s a bit confusing when seeing it for the first time…let’s break it down!
The Vertical columns signify the Clan Boss skill. Look at these to ensure you’re in tune and using particular skills at the same time cycle after cycle. The Vertical, highlighted here, is between the Clan Boss AOE attacks. If we were trying to block affinity debuffs, this is where we’d check to ensure we get the Block Debuff buff up in time…
The Horizontal Rows signify a Clan Boss Cycle of attacks – what I call a Cycle or Full Cycle. Look at these to ensure you’re skill are being used correctly within a Full Cycle: Is the counter attacker going last? Cleanser First? Stun Target have the appropriate buffs on/off to ensure they get targeted?
When both the Vertical and the Horizontal align into regular patterns, that’s when you have a Speed Tune!
But that’s not all – there’s more advanced features too!
You’ve probably noticed the buffs tracking already:
Green means the buff is being placed on that turn.
Blue means the Champion begins AND ends their turn with that skill active.
Blue buffs that are See-Through mean they BEGIN their turn with the skill active, but at the END of their turn the skill will disappear.
This way you can track when buffs are placed and falling off!
You also likely noticed the Turn Meter Box.
If you click on any champion turn order bar the box will appear and show the current (at the start of that turn) turn meter of every champion in both graph and numerical detail. The numbers represent the percentage of Turn Meter bar filled. The bar graph does the same.
It’s an advanced tool, useful for theory crafting primarily, but also for understanding how turn meter works.
Sometimes we forget which skill does what – no more!
If you click on the skill name you can type in whatever you want instead. Here I decided to type in the buff Altan adds.
And you can see each time the skill is used, we can see it appears!
Now there’s some special tabs on the top of the Calculator:
News will open up the pop-up so you can quickly reference any new changes to the Calculator, my website, or even just catch my latest YouTube video. Links to all my socials (YouTube, Twitch, Discord, Twitter) are there as well.
Help will bring you directly to this page! So if you need to check how a unique champion interacts in the calculator or forget how part certain skills are implemented you can get a quick reminder.
Report a bug is where you can let me know if there’s a bug…pretty simple, right?
There’s also the Login button, which (as I’m sure you’ve guessed) allows you to login through your Twitch or Patreon account. You’ll need to be of the appropriate tier to login, as it will grant you access to the Epic Version of the Calculator.
For those of you with access to the Epic Version, once you Login you’ll see a Save button as well as an Icon for your account which will let you sign out.
If you click on the Save button, the Calculator will generate a unique URL, which you can then copy and/or bookmark. This allows you to save and share your teams!
And that’s everything! You now have the tools to get started, though I do recommend reading further to understand some of the unique mechanics involved to make the calculator work optimally for your teams.
I’m excited to see what you all come up with!