Block is one of the three main combat statistics in the game. The effective amount of block used by your Trimps in battle is shown in the Battle menu, above your health bar, and to the right of your damage.
Your total block is subtracted from the incoming damage dealt by enemies each turn. If your block is greater than the enemy's damage roll, then you take no damage that turn (usually). In the early game, block is tremendously important. It becomes less vital after you have a Broken Planet (zone 60 and beyond) -- see below for details.
At first, the only way to get block is to upgrade Gym. After beating The Block and purchasing Shieldblock, Shield becomes the most effective way to gain block (at least before unlocking Gymystic). You can also increase block by hiring trainers, which give an additive increase. The bonus provided by trainers can be increased via TrainTacular upgrade.
At zone 25 the player will get an upgrade called Gymystic, which makes Gym increase block with a 5% compounding (exponential) formula instead of the regular bonus. Gymystic will keep dropping every 5 zones, and each consecutive one will increase that percentage by 1. The Gymystic upgrade stops dropping after zone 55, due to a drastic change in the game triggered at zone 59 by breaking the planet. After that, it only spawns in zones 75, 100, 125, and 150. Buying the full set of Gymystic upgrades increases the compounding Gym bonus to 15% which is the same as its price ratio.
After breaking the planet, enemies in the world will pierce through part of your block if your block is more than 80% of their attack, in which case only you will be dealt 20% of their attack. This can be reduced with Barrier formation and Metallic Coat, and is increased by the Lead challenge.
This is the formula for calculating block:
([Total block] * [Trainer amount] * [Trainer percentage] + [Total block]) * [Fighting Trimps]where:
- Total block - The sum of Block gained from Gyms and Shield. To calculate it, use:
([Gym amount] * [Block per Gym]) + ([Shield level] * [Block per Shield])
- Trainer amount - The amount of hired Trainers
- Trainer percentage - The % gain from a single Trainer (35% is 0.35), can be increased by TrainTacular.
- Fighting Trimps - The size of your fighting group
|More about Trimps:|
|Exploration:||World • Maps • Unique maps • Unlocks • Imps • Story • Loot|
|Basic information:||Trimp (species) • Resources • Structures • Jobs • Upgrades • Equipment • Settings • Combat|
|Long-term gameplay:||Helium • Perks • Heirlooms • Formations • Mastery • Achievements • Liquification • Fluffy|
|Gameplay changes:||Portal • Challenges • Void Maps • Challenge²|
|Anomalies:||Broken Planet • Corruption • Spire • Magma • Empowerments of Nature|