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Hacking 2 Code Gates

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:28 pm
by miszu
Hi all,

I am a level 15 player and I am in a point where most of my potential victims have 2 code gates. Currently the programs I have unlocked are (Beam lvl 3, shuriken lvl 2, ice wall lvl 3, blaster, protector, data leech lvl 2 and worms lvl 2). What would be the best way to deal with the 2 code gates? I was thinking using 2 blaster for each code gate (so a total of 4) but that seems expensive and usually I am out of time to hack all the network or I do not have enough beam or shuriken to complete it. My disk space is of 80.

Re: Hacking 2 Code Gates

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:53 pm
by Alfatrion
I usually use two blasters, but one will work to. If the timing is correct, then one node is disabled and this could save you a protector. My ice-walls are cheap because I have not upgrade them jet.

Re: Hacking 2 Code Gates

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:32 am
by TheLurkingRage
Well I would much rather use Battering Rams, since they're faster for bringing down Code Gates.

Re: Hacking 2 Code Gates

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:30 pm
by Alfatrion
A level 21 code gate has an filter of 95%, a firewall of 2020, regenerates 40 per second and code strength of 6800. The filter makes the firewall effectively 40400, until the filter is removed. A blaster needs to overcome the effective firewall of 40400 and the battering ram only attacks the code strength.

Two level 21 blaster takes 38 seconds to take down a level 21 code gate. A level 21 blaster does 2362.5 damage per hit, therefore 9 hits are required to take down the code gate. A blaster installs in 5 second, the first hit lands 3 seconds after that and every 3.5 second another hit lands on the code gate. A blaster freezes the node for 2 second, so waiting 2 seconds will stop the regeneration completely. (5 + 3 + 2 + 3.5*8 = 38)

Two level 21 battering ram takes 24 second to remove the filter of a level 21 code gate. A level 21 battering ram does 3377.5 damage per hit and 140 is restored before the next hit, therefore 3 hits are required to the remove the filter. A battering ram installs in 2 second, the first hit lands 1 seconds after that and every 3.5 second another hit lands on the code gate. (2 + 1 + 3.5*3 = 13.5) You still need to take down the gate.

Two level 21 shuriken can take down a node with a firewall of 2020 in 14 seconds. A level 21 shuriken does 157 damage per hit and 60 of those are restored before the next hit, therefore 8 hits are required. A shuriken installs in 1 second, the first hit lands 1.5 second after that and every 1 second another hit lands on the code gate. (1 + 1 + 1.5*8 = 14). This gives a total of 27.5 seconds.

Results can vary depending on the choices you make.

Estimated time with battering ram + shurikens vs Code Gate
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B674k ... l9NbGloTkU

Estimated time with blasters vs Code Gate
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B674k ... mNtTzZhblU