AW3/AW4 Multiplayer Morphing Damage Charts

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Hihi! For all your PvP (player vs. player) needs, here are morphing damage charts for AW3/AW4, which lets you adjust the ATK, DEF, and HP values to calculate the projected damage! These morphing damage charts have been simplified from the static damage charts for ease of use. Notes below:

  • Units sorted by PvP frequency: You will see core/capture, tech, niche, and transport. Core units are the most common, so be most familiar with those values! Some units play different roles in each game: the AW3 recon is a core unit, but the AW4 recon is a niche unit.
  • Color-coded matchups: An AW4 duster deals 8BD (base damage) to a tank. This is marked pink: it’s safe chip damage. On the other hand, an AW4 mech deals 12BD to a copter. There’s more BD, but the matchup is red: the mech will receive a high counterattack unless the copter is crippled.
  • Out-of-ammo secondary fire not included: Backup fire happens very, very rarely. If your tank runs out of ammo, you should really retreat it back to a city. Consult the static damage charts if you really need the values.
  • Defense isn’t automatically calculated: You’ll have to do this on your own. If you’re attacking a 7HP mech on a mountain, it doesn’t have 140D. It has 128D because terrain defense is HP multiplied by stars: 7HP x 4* = +28D. Remember that in AW3, all powers provide +10D. In AW3, woods and cities are 2* and 3*, while in AW4, it’s reversed: 3* and 2*.
  • Accurate rounding exception: The games have a quirk where each sub-calculation is rounded down. In AW4, 100A infantry vs. 100D infantry = 55%, but 130A infantry vs. 130D infantry = 54%. All AW4 DEF values with an odd number as the second digit (110, 130, 150, 170) will cause damage to be 1% less. All 1BD matchups will deal 0% if the defending unit has more than 100D or if the attacking unit has less than 10HP. Remember that 0% isn’t the same as no damage, as bonus luck damage could still happen.
  • No sea units: What’s a seaport, again? Sea units aren’t part of the regular PvP metagame.

Damage Changes from AW:DS to AW:DoR

This is an abbreviated list of the unit damage changes from Advance Wars: Dual Strike to Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. It is particularly helpful to see how the roles of units have changed between the two games.

Unit Damage Changes
Attacking UnitDefending UnitDamage ChangeAW3 DamageAW4 Damage
Anti-Air Tank-1025%15%
Anti-Air AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank-510%5%
Anti-Air Bomber-575%70%
Anti-Air Fighter+565%70%
Anti-Air Transport Copter+15105%120%
Battle Copter Anti-Air-1525%10%
Battle Copter Mech-1075%65%
Battle Copter Missiles-1065%55%
Battle Copter Transport Copter-1095%85%
Battle Copter AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank+1025%35%
Battle Copter Rockets+1065%75%
Battle Copter APC/Rig+1060%70%
Battle Copter Tank+1555%70%
Battle Copter Recon+2055%75%
Bomber AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank-2095%75%
Bomber Anti-Air-1095%85%
Bomber Missiles-10105%95%
Bomber Infantry+5110%115%
Infantry Artillery-515%10%
Infantry Rockets-525%20%
Infantry Missiles-525%20%
Infantry Anti-Air-25%3%
Infantry Battle Copter+17%8%
Mech Anti-Air-1065%55%
Mech Battle Copter+39%12%
Missiles Battle Copter+5115%120%
Missiles Transport Copter+5115%120%
Recon Tank+26%8%
Recon Anti-Air+44%8%
Recon Infantry+570%75%
Recon Battle Copter+810%18%
Recon Missiles+2728%55%
Rockets Anti-Air-1085%75%
Rockets Tank-1080%70%
Rockets AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank-1055%45%
Rockets Missiles-590%85%
Tank AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank+515%20%
Tank Battle Copter+810%18%
Tank Anti-Air+1065%75%
AW3 Mid Tank/AW4 War Tank Battle Copter+2312%35%