Talk:Sentinel's Mark

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what's meant by stepdown?

I stumbled upon the remark "stepdown" in the article. It's nothing about "to step down [voltage]" or about to step down (=retreat). Other meanings aren't offered in my offline or online dictionaries. So the intention of it remains unclear, for me at least. Are there native speakers among you who can explain in a convincing manner what it means and what that remark was intended to tell us? -- Bwijn (talk) 12:49, 10 August 2015 (CEST)

Stepdown refers to the way that magic power is calculated in this game. You know how magic power gives decreasing returns at higher amounts (i.e. it takes more to get from 45 to 50 power than it does from 5 to 10)? The part of the formula that does that is called the stepdown, where excess magical power above a certain threshold gets reduced. I'm not super-clear on how exactly it works, though -- it's kinda complicated, and it's not something I really need to know to play the game. --spudwalt (talk) 19:28, 10 August 2015 (CEST)