Phantom Assassin’s Lifespan Puzzle
The PAL Puzzle
Welcome to the Phantom Assassin’s Lifespan (PAL) puzzle!
This brain teaser puzzle has a few assumptions & restrictions. We’ll list them below. At the bottom of this page you will find a link to a Google Form where you can submit your answer. Happy puzzling!
Your submissions are due by Saturday July 18th 11:59PM (PST). Our apologies for the website being offline before!
Assumptions & Restrictions
- Mortred is level 25 with all skills & stats points maxed
- Mortred has 15,000 gold to spend on items for her inventory
- Assume mechanics behavior is the same as in Dota 2 unless explicitly stated otherwise
- Morted is afflicted by an infinite duration unupgraded Level 3 Doom (50 pure dmg / sec)
- Morted is afflicted by an infinite duration unupgraded Level 3 Frostbitten debuff (32 magic dmg / sec, 12% kill threshold)
- Assume the fountain deals 195 physical chaos damage per attack with a BAT of 0.15 seconds.
- Assume the fountain has infinite speed and instantly hits PA
- Anything that extends the puzzle to more than PA’s skill points, PA’s items, the fountain and the aforementioned debuffs are disallowed (including but not limited to summons, images, runes, outside auras, etc.)
- At time = 0.00 seconds, PA starts tanking the fountain from 100% HP until shatter while afflicted by the aforementioned debuffs. There is no initial impact damage from Ice Blast
- PA’s maximum HP cannot be manipulated after t = 0.00
- Timer ends when PA shatters
- Let evasion add to Physical EHP using this formula
- Physical EHP = [Total HP x (1 + Armor x 0.06)] / (1 – Evasion)
- Round only to 2 decimal places at the end of the calculation
- All damage block items are not allowed for ease of calculation purposes
- If you want to be eligible for the prize; you need to enter your e-mail address in the form; otherwise you can omit it.
The winner will receive an Arcana. In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held and the other winners will be given another prize at my discretion.
You can submit your answers here: http://goo.gl/forms/Z5Pxw1Imr7