# Money Shot, understanding its mechanics and doing some basic maths

Alright, this is going to be kinda long, I hope you don’t mind.
Today I saw a post (“The last patch”, is it?) stating what needs to get fixed, on the list something caught my attention “Money Shot (the skill’s description doesn’t adequately describe the involved mechanics)”.
So I digged about it and found out that the listed damage bonus is lower than the real one (according to wikia) eg: at rank 11 the listed max dmg is 800% while in this wikia article says it is 1056% http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Money_Shot
It seems to happen because the game only shows you the bonus with a minimum magazine size of 10 for the maximum bonus instead of 12 (apparently 12 is the actual minima) therefore each point you add to this skill will give you 8% extra damage for bullet with a limit of 12. For example at rank 11: Mag size 1= 96%
mag size 10=960% (this is the one that the game shows you), mag size 12+=1056%.

This being said I proceeded to do some testing on my cheated account because I wanted to make sure that I got it right
I used 3 different weapons, a hacked bar, and the dummy

All the examples were on OP0 with 11 points in money shot, a cheated BAR was used on some of them

Example #1
Here’s the weapon http://imgur.com/jl3j9Gy
No BAR/No money shot http://imgur.com/AndA1r1
No bar with money shot http://imgur.com/Ch2tgCy
According to the formula (kind of) explained above the money shot should have been 8986k but it was fine 9848k
wich means that this money shot dealt around 1157% instead of 1056% (851k x 0,01 x 1157 = 8986k)
Now let’s try it out with the hacked bar
BAR/ no money shot http://imgur.com/SE65WJ8
BAR/ Money shot http://imgur.com/6RusZrE
Money shot should be 98957k (1056%) instead of 108328k (1156%)

Example #2
The weapon http://imgur.com/oS0mVFm
No BAR/No money shot http://imgur.com/TDBuGEt
No bar with money shot http://imgur.com/wTj88DB
Money shot should be 840417 (1056%) instead of 919206 (1155%)
Now with the hacked bar
BAR/ no money shot http://imgur.com/LWNEmDE
BAR/ Money shot http://imgur.com/qZSi0iU
Money shot should be 9240k (1056%) instead of 10123k (1157%)

And finally example #3, for this one I used the first weapon you have
The weapon/BAR http://imgur.com/cN89RhY
No BAR/No money shot http://imgur.com/NQi9yO2
No bar with money shot http://imgur.com/V4BCHqn
Money shot should be 105 (1056%) instead of 108 (1080%)
With hacked bar
BAR/ no money shot http://imgur.com/Hab0Fgf
BAR/ Money shot http://imgur.com/UlGq4pd
Money shot should be 1087 (1056%) instead of 1185 (1151%)

So, I got to the following conclusions, the wikia page is WRONG the 1056% never seems to be the number, it is always higher, I suspect that the higher the base damage of your gun is the higher the percent of bonus you will get is (I could be wrong tho).

Ok guys, thanks for reading I put a lot of time doing it (more than 2 hours), feel free to add you opinions about it, correct me if I am wrong or even better, write something that could help me to understand how this skill works, hopefully, this will be useful for other people

I’ll be posting this on Reddit, so they can read it as well

And as I said before, all contributions will be very appreciate

Isn’t the extra (around) 100% on most cases are because it is the original damage? 1056% is the money shot bonus, so total damage would be around 1156%.

Dunno on the case with 1080% total damage though.

Is there something I’m missing?

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Yeah, I also thought about that but my third example ruined my theory, it showed me that it doesn’t work that way

If I were you when.I was running the test I.would use only money shot no crits no slag
And no bar just different mag sizes and various levels of money shot.

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Yeah, I’m probably doing that tomorrow, gotta test with diferent mag sizes.

However on my previous test no slag were used, no crits were hit and the badass test were done separately of the others, all have been done with max \$ shot and no other dmg skill, thomorrow I’ll upload the skill tree that I used

All that we really need to say is that, Money shot is really F****** OP!

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Well I didn’t miss that!