|Recovery is the amount of time that a character spends between actions. Most actions will cause a character to enter a brief Recovery afterward, though some may have shorter or even no Recovery time. Armor has a large effect on Recovery. Generally, heavier armor inflicts longer Recovery penalties.|
Recovery is a stat in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.
Recovery is the amount of time that a character spends between actions. Most actions will cause a character to enter a brief Recovery afterward, though some may have shorter or even no Recovery time. Armor has a large effect on Recovery. Generally, heavier armor inflicts longer Recovery penalties.
Calculating final recovery time
The game generally displays recovery in the time domain. For example a weapon might have 5.0 sec recovery, or a modal ability might give -50% recovery time. However the game calculates recovery in the speed domain. More specifically the game converts each recovery time increase/decrease to the speed domain before adding them all together so that recovery speed stacks additively. The formulas for converting from recovery time to recovery speed are different for a recovery time increase and decrease:
|Converting a displayed Recovery Time percentage to a Recovery Speed percentage|
|For increases in recovery time||S = - T|
|For decreases in recovery time||S = 100% / ( 100% + T ) - 100%|
Where S is recovery speed percentage and T is recovery time percentage.
So for example if a character is wearing a Brigandine which has Recovery Time: +55% the recovery speed can be calculated using the formula for a recovery time increase:
S = -T = -55%
If a character is using the Rapid Shot Modal ability which has -50% Recovery Time the recovery speed can be calculated using the formula for a recovery time decrease:
S = 100% / ( 100% + T ) - 100% = 100% / ( 100% + -50% ) - 100% = 100%
A character with both of these effects would then have a total recovery speed percentage of:
-55% + 100% = 45%
The game then looks at the total recovery speed percentage and will calculate the final recovery time differently depending on whether the sum is positive/zero or negative. The formulas are:
|For positive/zero ST||Final Recovery Time = B / (100% + ST)|
|For negative ST||Final Recovery Time = B * (100% - ST)|
Where ST is the total recovery speed percentage and B is base weapon recovery time.
So for example a character using a Hunting Bow which has a base weapon recovery of "4.0 sec" with Rapid Shot active and wearing a Brigandine, would use the formula for positive recovery speed and get a final recovery time of:
Final Recovery Time = B / (100% + ST) = 4.0 sec / (100% + 45%) = 4.0 sec / 1.45 = 2.8 sec
If the Rapid Shot modal ability was turned off the character would only have the -55% recovery speed from the Brigandine and would use the formula for negative recovery speed to calculate the final recovery time:
Final Recovery Time = B * (100% - ST) = 4.0 sec * (100% - -55%) = 4.0 sec * (100% + 55%) = 4.0 sec * 1.55 = 6.2 sec
Recovery Notes & Tips
- Negative and positive recovery time effects do not cancel each other out exactly. For example using a weapon with a base recovery speed of 5.0 sec while having -30% Recovery Time from one effect and +30% Recovery Time from another, the final recovery time is actually 4.4 sec.
- When the game displays a number as a recovery time increase, this number is actually a negative recovery speed decrease. For example if the game displays +50% Recovery Time this is actually calculated as -50% Recovery Speed.