please let us explain some important moments regarding chances of specific actions during encounters with other players or monsters.
• Side which will deal First hit is always selected randomly (except using Guan Yu avatar while fighting rival player or utilizing Siege engines). This choice is independent for each individual battle.
• Double damage chance is determined for each standalone battle step regardless previous results. It is also possible that Double damage chance may be applied several times in a row because there is no connection to previous battle steps or enemy performance.
• Chance to strike two squads at once is also considered for each battle step individually.
There are several ways to increase these chances by equipping your Hero or Captains with certain items, applying Talents or researching corresponding Technologies.
Investigating activation rate or trying to discover specific patterns are useless due to completely random nature of these events.