I'm flying to Worlds today. I hope I get to see a lot of you up there, and if you can't make it I will be doing my best to report back so that it is like you are there!
But today we are going to talk about a new resource that someone shared with me. Adrian Romero, a reader of the blog, sent in a spreadsheet that he designed to calculate damage odds with Armada.
The spreadsheet is fairly simple to use. Just type in the box for "THROW" for the number of dice that you need, then "REROLL" how many dice you can potentially reroll.
A few notes on this: The spreadsheet doesn't understand making a reroll multiple times, so if you have access to rerolling a dice twice, it doesn't calculate that. It also doesn't reroll a hit, so if you do damage it won't reroll. That can make "fishing for black criticals" a bit difficult.
You need to add the number of dice that you can potentially reroll - so if you roll 3 Black and 3 Red, but you have an Ordinance Expert, then put "THROW" at 3 Red and 3 Black, and "REROLL" at 0 Red, 3 Black.
You can change how much damage is done per result by changing the number underneath the dice face.
Overall it's a pretty good spreadsheet. Give it a look. Again, thank you to Adrian Romero who put the whole thing together.