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Damage Calculations

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This page lists all the applicable damage formulas for a single fleet. Special cases like Combined Fleets and Land-Based Air Squadrons have their own adjustments to the standard damage formulas. Please see those pages for further details.

Please note that all formulas between [math]\lfloor \ \rfloor[/math] or marked with [math]\downarrow[/math] are rounded down.

  • For example, [math]\lfloor 4.2 \rfloor = 4[/math].
  • [math]4.2 \times_\downarrow 1.5 = \lfloor 4.2 \times 1.5 \rfloor = \lfloor 6.3 \rfloor = 6[/math], but [math]4.2 \times_\downarrow 1 = 4.2[/math] (by definition, [math]\times_\downarrow[/math] is then a non-commutative non-associative operator, it is assumed to be left-associative with lower priority than the usual multiplication operator).

Damage Formula

[math]\text{Damage} = \biggl \lfloor \biggl ( \lfloor \text{Atk}_\text{cap} \rfloor \times \text{Mod}_\text{spotting} \times_\downarrow \text{Mod}_\text{AP} \times \text{Mod}_\text{CVCI} \times_\downarrow \text{Crit} \times \text{Mod}_\text{post} - \text{DEF} \biggr ) \times \text{Ammo} \biggr \rfloor [/math]

Where, Cap Adjusted Attack Power is Basic Attack Power that has been adjusted by applying the damage cap. This only applies if the calculated pre-cap attack power is above the damage cap.

[math]\text{Atk}_\text{cap} = \text{Cap} + \sqrt{\left ( \text{Atk}_\text{basic} \times \text{Mod}_\text{pre}\right)-\text{Cap}} [/math]

  • [math]\text{Cap}[/math] is the damage cap relevant to the phase.
  • [math]\text{Atk}_\text{basic}[/math] is the basic attack power of the relevant attack.
  • [math]\text{Mod}_\text{pre}[/math] is any pre-cap modifiers that are applicable.

Defense Power

[math]\text{DEF} = \left( \text{Armour} \times 0.7 + \text{Armour}_\text{rand} \times 0.6 \right) - \text{Pen}[/math]

  • [math]\text{Armour}[/math] is the armour of the target including all equipment and upgrade bonuses.
  • [math]\text{Armour}_\text{rand}[/math] is a random number between [math]0[/math] and [math]\lfloor\text{Armour}\rfloor - 1[/math]
    • Note that it is inclusive, meaning it can also output [math]0[/math] and [math]\lfloor\text{Armour}\rfloor - 1[/math]
  • [math]\text{Pen}[/math] is any applicable armour penetration mechanic like debuffs or the depth charge penetration for ASW.
    • Type 95 Depth Charge: [math]-1[/math]
    • Type 2 Depth Charge: [math]-2[/math]
    • There is an additional 1 penetration if the depth charge is equipped on a destroyer escort.
    • The formula is [math]\text{Pen}_\text{DC} = \sqrt{\text{ASW}_\text{equip}-2} + \text{Mod}_\text{ship}[/math]

Therefore, the maximum armour value [math]\text{Armour} \times 1.3 - 0.6[/math] and the minimum armour value is [math]\text{Armour} \times 0.7[/math]. This makes the maximum defensive power a target can have is 1.3x armour and the lowest is 0.7x armour.

Important Notes

  • The range of armour values is uniformly distributed, every armour roll has the same chance of occurring.

Basic Attack Power Formulas

The following formulas only apply to single fleets. Please see Combined Fleet, Land-Based Air Squadron and Support Expeditions for more details.

Important Notes

  • Please see Akashi List for upgrade bonus values.
  • [math]\text{FP}[/math] is the firepower Firepower of the ship including equipment.
  • [math]\text{TP}[/math] is the torpedo Torpedo Attack of the ship including equipment or the torpedo of a plane.
  • [math]\text{ASW}[/math] is the anti-submarine Anti-Submarine of the ship or equipment.
  • [math]\text{DB}[/math] is the dive bombing Dive Bomber Attack of the plane.
  • [math]\bigstar[/math] is the upgrade bonus of the equipment.


This applies to both jet assaults, airstrikes and LBAS.

[math]\text{Airstrike Power} = \text{Type} \times \biggl( \left( \text{DB or TP} + \bigstar \right) \times \sqrt{\text{Count}_\text{Plane}} + 25 \biggr)[/math]

  • [math]\text{Type}[/math] is a multiplier based on the type of the plane. See below for details.
  • [math]\text{Count}_\text{Plane}[/math] is the number of planes performing the attack.
Type Multiplier Notes
Torpedo Bombers 0.8x or 1.5x The multiplier is chosen randomly. The chance is roughly 50%.
Dive Bombers

Seaplane Bombers
Fighter Bombers


(During jet assault)


(During normal bombing)


Important Notes

  • Airstrike power is calculated independently for each equipment slot on the carrier.
  • The firepower of the carrier does not affect airstrike power.
  • The power is calculated after the air combat and anti-air fire phases which means bombers getting shot down will affect the final calculation.
  • It is not affected by engagement, formation or damage states.
  • It is affected by contact.
  • For LBAS, the stat used when calculating attack power varies based on the target. Please see LBAS for more details.

Surface Shelling

[math]\text{Shelling Power} = \text{FP} + \bigstar + 5[/math]

Important Notes

  • The caliber of the gun does not affect damage.
  • Abyssal installations that are not equipped with a plane that has a torpedo or dive bombing stat will use the surface shelling formula for calculating damage.

Carrier Attacks

[math]\text{Power}_\text{carrier} = \bigl\lfloor \left( \text{FP} + \left(\text{TP} + \bigstar \right) + \lfloor \text{DB} \times 1.3 \rfloor + \bigstar \right) \times 1.5 \bigr\rfloor + 55 [/math]

Important Notes

  • Dive and Torpedo groups contribute, respectively, twice (1.95) and 1.5 times their dive bomb and torpedo stats towards shelling power
  • If a carrier is not equipped with any torpedo or dive bombers, she will not participate in shelling.
    • This also applies if they have lost all bombers during the aerial combat phase.
    • But even if an air group has had all its planes shot down, it will still contribute towards carrier shelling power (if the CV is still capable of attacking).
  • Remember that there are potentially two sources of [math]\bigstar[/math] bonuses.
    • Torpedo bomber upgrades to the torpedo stat.
    • Secondary and machine gun upgrades to the firepower stat.
  • Slot sizes and the number of remaining aircraft does not affect carrier attack power during shelling.
  • Carriers have the easiest time hitting the damage cap. This makes them very powerful assets for the fleet.
  • Abyssal installations equipped with a plane that has a torpedo or dive bombing stat will use the carrier formula for determining shelling damage.
  • Planes are not shot down when a carrier participates in shelling

Torpedo Attacks

[math]\text{Torpedo Power} = \text{TRP} + \bigstar + 5[/math]

Important Notes

  • Submarines and Abyssal installations cannot be targeted by torpedoes.
    • If the only available targets are submarines or installations, the attack will trigger but always miss.
  • A ship must have a base torpedo stat of more than 0 to perform torpedo attacks.

Anti-Submarine Warfare

[math]\text{ASW Power} = \left( 2\sqrt{\text{ASW}_\text{ship}} + 1.5\text{ASW}_\text{equip} + \bigstar + \text{Type}_\text{ship} \right) \times \text{Mod}_\text{synergy}[/math]

  • [math]\text{Type}_\text{ship}[/math] is a constant depending on the type of the ship performing the attack. See below for details.
  • [math]\text{Mod}_\text{synergy}[/math] is the synergy multiplier bonus from using certain combinations of ASW equips. See below for details.
Ship Type Constant
Constant Ship Types
13 Destroyer Escorts, Destroyers, Light Cruisers, Oilers (without seaplane bombers, torpedo bombers or rotary-wing aircraft equiped)
8 Aviation Cruisers, Aviation Battleships, Seaplane Tenders, Light Carriers, Landing Ships, Oilers (with seaplane bombers, torpedo bombers or rotary-wing aircraft equiped)
ASW Synergy Bonus
Equipment Combination Bonus
Depth Charge + Depth Charge Projector + Sonar 1.4375x
Depth Charge Projector + Sonar 1.15x
Depth Charge + Sonar 1.15x
Depth Charge + Depth Charge Projector 1.1x

Important Notes

  • When contributing to ASW power, Base ASW is square rooted, while equipment ASW is multiplied by 1.5
    • ASW equipment is therefore the primary source of ASW damage, with base ASW playing a very minor role
    • However, base ASW is the primary determinant of whether a ship can reach 100 total ASW to perform opening ASW attacks
  • Submarines cannot take more than scratch damage at night (and therefore cannot be sunk)
    • The exception to this rule is when a battle starts at night, or when in a combined fleet
  • It is possible to perform opening ASW attacks when certain conditions are achieved. For more details, please see Opening Anti-Submarine Warfare.
    • As performing an opening attack effectively doubles your damage output, reaching this OASW threshold is in general more important than tacking on additional synergy

Surface Night Battle

[math]\text{Night Battle Power} = \text{FP} + \text{TP} + \bigstar + \text{Mod}_\text{contact}[/math]

  • [math]\text{Mod}_\text{contact}[/math] is the Night Battle Contact constant of +5 if triggered.

Important Notes

  • Night battle is unaffected by engagement.
  • If a night battle special attack is evaded, chip damage is applied instead.
  • Graf Zeppelin, Base Saratoga, Taiyou Kai Ni, Ark Royal (with Swordfish use the surface night battle formula if they are not performing a carrier night attack.
  • In night battle versus Abyssal installations, the torpedo stat is ignored.
    • This also means any upgrade bonuses to torpedo power is ignored.

Carrier Night Cut-In

[math]\text{Night Battle Power}_\text{carrier} = \text{FP}_\text{ship} + \sum_\text{All Night Planes} \text{FP}_\text{night plane} + \text{TP}_\text{night plane} + \text{DB}_\text{night plane} + \text{Night Plane Bonus}[/math]


[math]\text{Night Plane Bonus} = \mathrm{A} \times \text{Count}_\text{plane} + \mathrm{B} \times \left( \text{FP}_\text{night plane} + \text{TP}_\text{night plane} + \text{DB}_\text{night plane} + \text{ASW}_\text{night plane} \right) \times \sqrt{\text{Count}_\text{plane}} + \sqrt{\bigstar}[/math]

Important Notes

  • Carriers must be equipped with a Night Operation Aviation Personnel or Night Operation Aviation Personnel + Skilled Deckhands in addition to night attack capable planes in order to perform carrier night attacks.
  • If the carrier night attack is evaded, it deals chip damage instead.
  • Unlike daytime carrier attacks, it is possible to attack even if no bombers are equipped.
    • You still need night fighters to trigger the attack.
  • Like daytime carrier attacks, carriers are unable to attack if moderately damaged or worse.
    • Armoured carriers are only disabled at heavy damage.
    • Carriers that can use the night battle shelling formula will use that instead if moderately damaged.
  • The formula only takes into account the base stats of the carrier and night attack capable planes equipped (includes upgrade bonuses from night capable planes).
    • This means any other stats and upgrade bonuses from equipment like guns and non-night capable planes are ignored.
  • Certain carriers like Graf Zeppelin, Taiyou Kai Ni, Shinyou Kai Ni, base Saratoga and Ark Royal are capable of performing night attacks but they are not carrier night cut-ins and are just normal carrier attacks. Please see Carrier Night Attacks for more details.

Anti-Installation Attacks

[math]\text{Anti-Installation Power} = \text{Atk} \times \text{Mod}_\text{A} + \text{Mod}_\text{B}[/math]

  • [math]\text{Atk}[/math] is the basic attack power of shelling, carrier attacks, night battle or carrier night attacks with the torpedo stat ignored.
  • [math]\text{Mod}_\text{A}[/math] are the multiplicative anti-installation bonuses. See below for details.
  • [math]\text{Mod}_\text{B}[/math] are the additive anti-installation bonuses. See below for details
Multiplicative Bonuses
Equipment Name Artillery Imp Isolated Island Demon Soft-Skinned[1] Harbour Summer Princess
Single Multiple Single Multiple Single Multiple Single Multiple
Anti-Aircraft Shells - 1.75 2.5 1.75
Armour-Piercing Shells 1.85 - - 1.3
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 1.6 2.72 1.4 2.1 1.3 1.82 1.4 1.68
Shipborne Model Type 4 20cm Anti-ground Rocket Launcher 1.5 2.7 1.3 2.145 1.25 1.875 1.25 1.75
Mortars 1.3 1.95 1.2 1.68 1.2 1.56 1.1 1.265
Landing Crafts 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.7
Toku Daihatsu-class Landing Craft 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.2
Daihatsu-class Landing Craft (Type 89 Medium Tanks & Marines) 1.5 2.1 1.2 1.68 1.5 1.95 1.6 2.4
Toku Daihatsu Landing Craft + 11th Tank Regiment 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
M4A1 DD[2] 1.1 ?? 1.1 2.0
M4A1 DD[3] 1.4
Landing Craft Upgrade Bonus [math]1 + \dfrac{\left( \text{Average Landing Craft}\ \bigstar \right)}{50}[/math]
Type 2 Ka-Mi Tank 2.4 3.24 2.4 3.24 1.5 1.8 2.8 4.2
Tank Upgrade Bonus [math]1 + \dfrac{\left( \text{Average Landing Craft}\ \bigstar \right)}{30}[/math]
Dive Bombers[4] 1.5 ?? 1.4 ?? - 1.3 ??
Seaplane Bombers

Seaplane Fighters

1.5 - 1.2 1.3

Light Cruisers

1.4 - - -
Land-Based Air Squadron 1.6 1.18 - -
  1. Supply Depot Princess, Harbor Princess and Northern Princess.
  2. Specific bonus.
  3. General bonus.
  4. Only certain dive bombers are able to attack installations in shelling.
Additive Bonuses
Equipment Name Number Equipped
1 2 3 4
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 75 110 140 160
Shipborne Model Type 4 20cm Anti-ground Rocket Launcher 55 115 160 190
Type 4 20cm Anti-ground Rocket Launcher (Concentrated Deployment) 80 170 ?? ??
Type 2 12cm Mortar Kai 30 55 75 90
Type 2 12cm Mortar Kai (Concentrated Deployment) 60 110 150 ??
Toku Daihatsu Landing Craft + 11th Tank Regiment 25
M4A1 DD 25
Submarines 30
  • Question marks indicate values that haven't been tested.

Important Notes

  • For the Toku Daihatsu, T98+Marines and 11th Tank Regiment, they get both the regular Daihatsu bonus and their own special bonus.
  • All multipliers of different types are multiplicative.
    • The exception is that bombers don't get the carrier attack multiplier and the airstrike multiplier during airstrikes.
  • Excepting Supply Depot Princess and LBAS, all anti-installation multipliers are pre-cap.
  • The amount of multipliers available make even low firepower ships like destroyers capable of hitting the daytime damage cap.

Attack Power Corrections

After calculating the basic attack power of the attack being made, it is then adjusted based on various factors. Attack power modifiers can be split into pre- and post-cap modifiers. Post-cap modifiers are more powerful to have because they aren't reduced by the cap.

Attack Power Cap

The attack power cap varies depending on the phase of combat it is in.

  • Support, ASW, opening and closing torpedo - 150
  • Day shelling - 180
  • Night battle - 300

Important Notes

  • Any excess firepower above this cap is square rooted. Please see the damage formula for how it is applied.
  • It is still worth aiming to go above the attack power cap because some pre-cap modifiers can severely reduce your attack power.

Pre-cap Modifiers


For more details on engagement, please see Engagement Form.

Form Damage Modifier Chance Chance with Saiun
Parallel Engagement
同航戦 (Doukousen?)
100% 45% 45%
Head-on Engagement
反航戦 (Hankousen?)
80% 30% 40%
Crossing the T (Advantage)
T字戦有利 (T Ji-sen Yuuri?)
120% 15% 15%
Crossing the T (Disadvantage)
T字戦不利 (T Ji-sen Furi?)
60% 10% 0%
  • All engagement forms affect both sides equally, including crossing the T (Advantage or Disadvantage).
  • Night battle and aerial combat are not affected by engagement.
  • OASW and opening torpedoes are affected by engagement even though it is only displayed after those phases.
  • Equipping a Reconnaissance Aircraft Saiun effectively makes what would have been Crossing the T (Disadvantage) become Head-on engagement.

Important Notes

  • It is useful in some situations to not take the Saiun in order to get Crossing the T (Disadvantage). This is because it can hamper the enemy from damaging your fleet as much as it hampers yours.


For more details on formation, please see Formation Selection.

Formation Attack Power Modifiers
Formation Shelling Torpedo Anti-Submarine Night Battle
Line Ahead
単縦陣 (Tanjuu-jin?)
100% 100% 60% 100%
Double Line
複縦陣 (Fukujuu-jin?)
80% 80% 80% 100%
輪形陣 (Rinkei-jin?)
70% 70% 120% 100%
梯形陣 (Teikei-jin?)
75% 60% 110% 100%
Line Abreast
単横陣 (Tan'ou-jin?)
60% 60% 130% 100%
警戒陣 (Keikai-jin?)
50% 100% 100% 50%
100% 100% 60% 100%
  1. The direct translation of "Keikai" is "alert".

Damage State

Damage State Shelling Torpedo Anti-Submarine
Lightly Damaged


100% 100% 100%
Moderately Damaged


70% 80% 70%
Heavily Damaged


40% 0% 40%

Important Notes

  • Damage state does not affect aerial combat.
    • It will affect carrier attacks in the shelling phase.

Night Battle Special Attacks

For more details please see Night Battle Special Attacks.

Attack Type Number of Equipment Multiplier No. of Attacks Notes
Main Gun
Large Caliber Main Gun
Secondary Gun
Auxiliary Gun
Armor Piercing Ammunition
Skilled Lookout
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Submarine Radar[1]
Submarine Radar
Cut-In Torpedo/Lookout/RADAR
Destroyer Lookout
- - 1 1 1 - 120% 1 Destroyers only.

Destroyer Mixed

1 - 1 - 1 - 130% 1 Destroyers only
Special Destroyer Mixed
1[2] - 1 - 1 - 162.5% 1 Destroyers only
Submarine Torpedo
- - 2[3] - - - 160% 2 Submarines only
Torpedo/Torpedo/Sub RADAR
Submarine Radar
- - 1[3] - - 1 175% 2 Submarines only
- - 2 - - - 150% 2
3 - - - - - 200% 1
Mixed Gun
2 1 - - - - 175% 1
Mixed Torpedo
1 - 1 - - - 130% 2
Double Attack 2 - - - - 120% 2

Carrier Night Attacks

For more details please see Carrier Night Attacks.

Type Modifier Notes
Cut-In 2x Night Fighter

1x Night Bomber

1x Night Fighter

1x Night Bomber

3x Night Fighter 1.18
2x Night Fighter


Night Fighter

Night Bomber

Night Fighter

2x Other

Normal Attack 1.0

Gun Fit Bonuses

Unlike the other pre-cap bonuses, this is just an additive firepower bonus added for light cruisers and Italian heavy cruisers when equipped with certain guns. The bonus is minor, please refer to the gun fit bonuses for more details.

Post-cap Modifiers

Aerial Contact

For more details please see Aerial Combat.

During aerial combat, there is a chance for your ships to trigger Contact. When it is triggered, the is a bonus multiplier applied to airstrike damage depending on the accuracy of the plane that triggered contact.

Accuracy Damage Bonus
0 112%
1 112%
2 117%
3 120%

Artillery Spotting

For more details, please see Artillery Spotting

Type Modifier Notes
Cut-In 2x Main Gun

Armour-Piercing Shell

Main Gun

Secondary Gun
Armour-Piercing Shell

Main Gun

Secondary Gun

Main Gun

Secondary Gun

Double Attack 1.2x2
Normal Attack 1.0

Carrier Cut-In Attacks

For more details, please see Carrier Cut-In Attacks.

Type Modifier Notes
Cut-In Fighter

Dive Bomber
Torpedo Bomber

2x Dive Bomber

Torpedo Bomber

Dive Bomber

Torpedo Bomber

Normal Attack 1.0

Armour-Piercing Modifier

During day combat, certain enemy ships take extra damage from armour-piercing shells.

Type Modifier
Main Gun

Armour-Piercing Shell

Main Gun

Armour-Piercing Shell

Main Gun

Secondary Gun
Armour-Piercing Shell

Main Gun

Secondary Gun
Armour-Piercing Shell

  • It is inadvisable to run any of the other setups beyond the most basic Gun+AP. This is because the other setups will interfere with artillery spotting and cost you better attack bonuses.
  • The bonus applies when attacking battleships (including aviation), heavy cruisers (including aviation), carriers, and installations.
    • It also applies to demon, princess, water demon and imp enemies that are classified as one of the above. This means that destroyer, light cruiser seaplane tender and air-defense bosses are exempt.

Anti-Installation Equipment Modifiers

Multiplicative Bonuses
Equipment Name Supply Depot Princess
Single Multiple
Anti-Aircraft Shells -
Armour-Piercing Shells -
WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) 1.25 1.625
Shipborne Model Type 4 20cm Anti-ground Rocket Launcher 1.2 1.68
Mortars 1.15 1.38
Landing Crafts 1.7
Toku Daihatsu-class Landing Craft 1.2
Daihatsu-class Landing Craft (Type 89 Medium Tanks & Marines) 1.3 2.08
Toku Daihatsu Landing Craft + 11th Tank Regiment -
M4A1 DD 1.2
Landing Craft Upgrade Bonus[1] [math]1 + \dfrac{\left( \text{Average Landing Craft}\ \bigstar \right)}{50}[/math]
Type 2 Ka-Mi Tank 1.7 2.55
Tank Upgrade Bonus [math]1 + \dfrac{\left( \text{Average Landing Craft}\ \bigstar \right)}{30}[/math]
Dive Bombers[2] -
Seaplane Bombers

Seaplane Fighters


Light Cruisers

Land-Based Air Squadron 2.1
  1. The Daihatsu+T89 landing craft gets double the improvement bonus. Multiply the anti-installation damage bonus contributed by the T89 again with it's specific upgrade bonus.
  2. Only certain dive bombers are able to attack installations in shelling.

Important Notes

  • Carrier-based dive bombers, seaplane bombers and land-based attack aircraft have further multiplicative and additive post-cap bonuses versus certain installations during airstrikes.
    • Artillery Imp - 1.55x
    • Isolated Island Demon - 1.7x
    • Supply Depot Princess - +100
  • For the Toku Daihatsu, T98+Marines and 11th Tank Regiment, they get both the regular Daihatsu bonus and their own special bonus.
    • T89+Marines gets double the bonus from upgrades. Unlike the normal upgrade multiplier, the bonus only takes into account the T89's upgrade value instead of the average upgrade value of all landing craft.
  • The amount of multipliers available make even low firepower ships like destroyers viable anti-installation ships.

Critical Strikes

For more details on how critical chance is calculated, please see Accuracy, Evasion and Criticals.

Normal Criticals

Attack Type Modifier
Normal 100%
Critical 150%

Plane Proficiency Critical Modifier

Carriers get a bonus critical modifier when equipped with high proficiency planes. This modifier is multiplicative with the normal critical modifier. For more details, please see Plane Proficiency

  • For Carrier Attacks, they gain a [math]1.2[/math] critical bonus multiplier for a >> plane in the top slot and an additional [math]+0.1[/math] for every other >> plane.
    • For example, a carrier with two max proficiency planes (with one in the top slot) would get a critical bonus of: (1.2+0.1) x 1.5 = 1.95.
  • For Carrier_Cut-In_Attacks, they gain a [math]1.106[/math] bonus when a >> plane is selected to participate in the attack and an additional [math]+0.15[/math] if one of the selected planes is in the top slot.

Ammunition Modifier

The damage of your fleet is reduced once their ammunition falls below 50%. This modifier cannot go above 1. The formula use to determine this is:

[math]\text{Ammo} = \dfrac{\text{Remaining Ammo %}}{50}[/math]

Remaining Ammo Ammo Modifier Notes
>50% 100%
40~49% 80% 4th Battle
30~39% 60%
20~29% 40% 5th Battle
10-19% 20%
0% 0% 6th Battle
  • The battle number indicated in the notes assumes only normal surface engagements. Engaging in night battle and other special engagements can change that number.
  • Whatever ammunition modifier applies in day battle carries over to night battle.
  • Maelstroms that reduce ammunition also count towards this modifier.
  • The low ammo penalty can be counteracted with the Maritime Resupply item. Please see the page for more details.
  • The ammunition modifier affects aerial battle.
  • Once you hit 0% ammo, all attacks become chip damage.
  • Chip damage is unaffected by the ammunition modifier.
  • Debuffs are affected by the ammunition modifier.

Miscellaneous Damage Modifiers

Chip Damage

In the event that a special attack is evaded, you are unable to penetrate the target's armour or your ammunition hits 0; attacks will deal chip damage instead. Chip damage is dealt as a percentage of remaining HP calculated using the following formula:

[math]\text{Chip} = \text{HP}_\text{current} \times 0.06 + \text{HP}_\text{rand} \times 0.08 [/math]

  • [math]\text{HP}_\text{current}[/math] is the current HP of the target.
  • [math]\text{HP}_\text{rand}[/math] is a random HP number between 0 and [math]\text{HP}_\text{current} - 1[/math]

Therefore the maximum possible chip damage [math]\text{HP}_\text{current} \times 0.14 - 0.08[/math] and the minimum damage is [math]\text{HP}_\text{current} \times 0.06[/math]. Meaning chip damage is generally between 6-14% of current HP.

  • If the target's HP is low, it is possible for the result of the formula to return a result of 0. Remember that all formulas are rounded down.
    • This means the target's HP cannot be reduced to 0 by chip damage.


Debuffs are a special case that only apply during events. Certain event maps have debuff mechanics that require you to meet certain conditions to trigger them. Debuffs can be either a reduction to the enemy's armour or a post-cap damage modifier for your fleet.

Important Notes

  • Debuffs are affected by the remaining ammo modifier.

Overkill Protection

When a ship in your fleet takes more damage than her current HP, she will take a percentage of her current HP in damage instead.

  • The ship must be the flagship OR
  • The ship must not be heavily damaged and red morale at the start of the battle.
    • If the ship has red morale, she will just have her HP reduced to 1.

[math]\text{Overkill} = \text{HP}_\text{current} \times 0.5 + \text{HP}_\text{rand} \times 0.3 [/math]

  • [math]\text{HP}_\text{current}[/math] is the current HP of your ship.
  • [math]\text{HP}_\text{rand}[/math] is a random HP number between 0 and [math]\text{HP}_\text{current} - 1[/math]

Therefore, the maximum damage from overkill protection is [math]\text{HP}_\text{current} \times 0.8 - 0.3[/math] and the minimum damage is [math]\text{HP}_\text{current} \times 0.5[/math]. Meaning overkill protection will take off between 50-80% of your ship's current HP.

Important Information

  • In general:
    • Overkill protection is most applicable to DDs.
      • The most pronounced effects of overkill protection occur at low HP
      • It is also the primary means of surviving a hit they fail to evade
      • For example, a 32HP DD has a 15.5% chance of being heavily damage by a BB hime, while a 31 HP DD has just a 6.5% chance
      • This has great implications when marrying ships, 36 HP has one of the highest chances of a taiha
    • Odd numbered HP is better when overkill protection is triggered. This is because the damage calculations round down, reducing the likelihood of being knocked down to heavy damage.
    • This mechanism is most applicable to ships at full HP. Once a ship starts taking damage, the utility of overkill protection diminishes
  • As a rule, ships with HP that is divisible by 4 have worse survivability.

Other Information