I am new to the Monster Hunter series and have recently been trying to understand the game mechanics a little deeper.
I just learned from this excellent Gaijin Hunter's article about "damage calculation" in Monster Hunter. However, I am confused about motion values when it comes to bowguns.
According to the article, the motion value of an attack in the percentage of the weapon's power (which has to be calculated too) dealt as damage by the said attack. So, if a weapon's power is 100 and the motion value of an attack is 20, then the attack will deal 20 damage (without taking other important factors into consideration).
As a Light Bowgun mainer, I looked for the motion values for the weapon's various shots (that you can find here along with motion values for all other weapons) and did not know how to interpret what I saw.
An example is:
Normal LV1: 6x1
I am thinking that the "6" means that each normal shot lv1 deals 6% of the weapon's power as damage, but what about the "x1"?
It even gets more complex with others like:
Crag Lv1: 25+30 fire x 3
Normal LV3: 10x1+x (shrapnel)
Thank you for your answers.