# What are the xp gains from the crackerjack merit awards

Two merit awards, crackerjack and crackerjack ii increase experience gained in battle. What is the increase exactly? Some kind of percentage? 5%, 10%?

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Should be easy to calculate considering the exp values of monsters are listed in the compendium. All you have to do is subtract the difference from a battle and see for yourself. I would tell you but I havent yet got the above merit awards :( . Getting there ;) – Samyam Feb 8 '13 at 16:05

The percentage increase from Crackerjack is 10% and Crackerjack II is 20%

Here is what I have observed. A Normal pack in the Winter Isles -

• JabberGuppy
• Lotus Bubbud
• Sasquash

gives 243xp without any bonuses.

With Crackerjack we get 266xp. With Crackerjack II we get 291xp.

So lets compare with creature compendium -

• JabberGuppy - 75xp
• Lotus Bubbud - 81xp
• Sasquash - 87xp

Total XP = 75 + 81 +87 = 243xp.

Now with Crackerjack it should be 243 + 10% = 243 + 24.3 = 267.3 which should be 267. But it is not because the bonus is calculated per creature!

so it would be -

• JabberGuppy - 75xp + 10% = 75+7.5 = 82.5 = 82xp
• Lotus Bubbud - 81xp + 10% = 81+8.1 = 89.1 = 89xp
• Sasquash - 87xp + 10% = 87+8.7 = 95.7 = 95xp

All fractions are rounded down.So now we get total to be

Total XP = 82 + 89 + 95 = 266xp!! (Which is what the game gives us)

Similarly with Crackerjack II -

• JabberGuppy - 75xp + 20% = 75+15 = 90xp
• Lotus Bubbud - 81xp + 20% = 81+16.2 = 97.2 = 97xp
• Sasquash - 87xp + 20% = 87+17.4 = 104.4 = 104xp

Total XP = 90 + 97 + 104 = 291xp

In summary -

``````Crackerjack - 10% xp bonus monster xp
Crackerjack II - 20% xp bonus monster xp
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