How Negotiator (Pro) and Treasure Hunter Works Hi everyone, This will be a small guide on how Negotiator, Negotiator Pro, and Treasure Hunter skills work. All data provided in the guide is extracted from the game directly (unless otherwise is noted), so there is no point arguing its correctness (unless MW changes the game code, which hopefully we will know ). From this point on: Treasure Hunter = TH Negotiator = Neg. Negotiator Pro = Neg. Pro Currently, there are 2 characters with Neg. Pro (Yukken and Rikken), 1 character with Neg. (Samatha), and 2 characters with TH (Alika and Gatz). All Negotiators are SS-class and all Treasure Hunters are S-class. Although Neg. (Pro) and TH skills are different because TH is an equip skill (i.e., always active as long as you include that character) and Neg. (Pro) is a chain skill that lasts for 1 turn, they are similar enough to be included in the same guide as they both affect the default drop rate for items/monsters. Let's start with the easy one: How Treasure Hunter Works TH increases the base drop rate of an item by 25%. So, to calculate the final drop rate for an item, use the following formula: Code: Effective drop rate = base drop rate * (1 + 0.25 * number of treasure hunters in the team) As you can identify from the formula, TH is stackable. Examples: 20-1 final boss drops Moon Tears with 20% base drop rate. If you have one TH in the team, then Effective drop rate = 20% * (1 + 0.25) = 25% If you have two TH in the team, then Effective drop rate = 20% * (1 + 0.25 * 2) = 30% Please note that TH does not affect the drop rate for monsters; that is Neg. (Pro)'s job. Also note that TH takes effect before the Daily Bonus multiplier, meaning that TH only affects the base drop rate. How Negotiator (Pro) Works In essence, Neg. (Pro) works very similar to TH, Neg. increases the base drop rate of a monster by 2x and Neg. Pro increases the base drop rate of a monster by 8x. Similar to TH, Neg skills are stackable. However, Neg. (Pro) differs from TH, because negotiation only takes affect if the monster with the skill is part of the chain attack. Also, the skill is NOT passive, the effect lasts for one turn only. So, why would you care? The negotiations you do with a monster only takes affect when the monster dies. Again, remember that the negotiation effect lasts one turn. This means that if you can do multiple chain attacks on the same monster with the same Negotiator, you get multiplied effect. This is NOT easy to pull off and requires some practice, but awesome! Considering all of these, the final formula for Neg. (Pro) is: Code: Effective drop rate = base drop rate * (1 + number of negotiator activations in the last turn * 2 + number of negotiator pro activations in the last turn * 8) However, since Version 2.9.0 the Negotiator bonus has now been capped at 18, meaning that additional Negotiation procs will not affect an enemy's capture rate once the multiplier hits 18. Example: Tiamat (28-9 boss) has a 5% default drop rate. If you kill him by using a single pincer attack using Samatha (Neg.), then Effective drop rate = 5% * (1 + 2) = 15% If you kill him by using a single pincer attack using Yukken & Samatha (Neg. Pro and Neg.), then Effective drop rate = 5% * (1 + 2 + 8) = 55% If you kill him by using dual pincer attack (e.g., the last turn does two attacks where both Yukken and Samatha activates Neg. and the second hit kills Tiamat) Yukken & Samatha, then Effective drop rate = 5% * (1 + 2 * 2 + 2 * 8) = 105%. However, because of the cap to the Negotiator bonus, the actual effective drop rate stops at 95% because the max multiplier is (18+1). How Does This Affect Me? Well, for once, we understand that without Negotiator Pro, farming monsters, especially for skill boosts, is futile. For detailed drop rate of monsters, please refer to: http://terrabattleforum.com/threads/comprehensive-character-monster-data.4798/ Neg. Pro has a substantial more effect compare to Neg. A forum member (please remind me if you know yourself ), mentioned that initially this skill was called "Sister in Arms" and required both Yukken and Rikken to be activated. That explains the initial 8x bonus. Thanks to Japanese Gatcha law, MW had to revise the skill so that each sister can activate it, however forgot (or decided not to) debuff it. TH does not have a huge effect on item drop rates since the bonus is relatively small. However, it is a passive skill and you need to hunt items pretty much for the whole time, so even a small increase, IMHO is welcome. Tips and Tricks This is more for Neg. (Pro) activation to maximize the gain with multiple activations. TH is passive, so there is not much to discuss. For a 2x2 boss, I suggest using the following attack Scheme to get to activations from your Neg. (Pro) user: W-S-N B--B B--B W-S W: weak character without Neg. (Pro) S: strong character without Neg. (Pro) N: Neg (Pro) user B: Boss Finish the combo either with Neg. (Pro) user, or one of the weak characters. This way, first, you will hit with your weak characters (and activate Neg (Pro) on the boss) and then you will (hopefully) kill the boss with the strong characters (and activate Neg Pro again). I never thought that this could be done for 1x1 monsters, (credits go to @Lionel for figuring this out) ----S--N W-M-W ----S W: weak character without Neg. (Pro) S: strong character without Neg. (Pro) N: Neg (Pro) user M: Mob Again, finish the move with either the Neg. (Pro) user and/or one of the weak characters. At the end, hopefully your weak characters will not kill the mob (but will get you a Neg. (Pro) activation and your strong characters will kill the mob (and get you another Neg. (Pro) activation. All babbling, where are my examples? Outflank Negotiate: I am very new to this and still feels difficult to pull off and weird. Still, just to give you an idea... https://www.kamcord.com/v/ZeZAS4tKX18 If you have any questions or comments, let us know. Feel free to discuss these two skills in more depth as well. We hope you enjoy this guide and use better understanding of these skills to your advantage during farming. ~ Terra Battle Forum Staff. Contributors Guide compiled by @Kivanc. All data is extracted by @jnalyz and used with his permission. 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