I decided to take a look at the statistics as to how to best use my CP to get the best HQ Gathering Rate. I just did some quick calculations using Microsoft Excel and don't really know how to format it well here, if anyone knows how to clean it up <please> <help me out!>. I was trying to put the data side by side for better comparison.

This assumes that

**Overall HQ Gathering Rate = Gathering Rate% x HQ Chance%**

Examining two skills to start: Field Mastery (50CP cost for +5% Gathering Rate) and Leaf Turn (100CP for 10% HQ Chance) with a base HQ Chance of 12.

The table on the left is for Field Mastery and on the right compares Leaf Turn. The columns in order are Base Gathering Rate, HQ Chance, Overall HQ Gathering Rate. All units are %s

BGR HQC OHQR BGR HQC OHQR Factored for CP Cost 60 12 7.2 60 22 13.2 6.6 65 12 7.8 65 22 14.3 7.15 70 12 8.4 70 22 15.4 7.7 75 12 9 75 22 16.5 8.25 80 12 9.6 80 22 17.6 8.8 85 12 10.2 85 22 18.7 9.35 90 12 10.8 90 22 19.8 9.9 95 12 11.4 95 22 20.9 10.45 100 12 12 100 22 22 11

Looking at this data it seems to show that using Field Mastery will always give an overall better HQ Gathering Rate due to the fact that Leaf Turn costs twice as much GP to use and therefore can only really be used half as often.

Also interesting to note that this still holds true even when harvesting from a tree with the 5% fortune bonus. See table below:

BGR HQC OHQR BGR HQC OHQR Factored for CP Cost 60 17 10.2 60 27 16.2 8.1 65 17 11.05 65 27 17.55 8.775 70 17 11.9 70 27 18.9 9.45 75 17 12.75 75 27 20.25 10.125 80 17 13.6 80 27 21.6 10.8 85 17 14.45 85 27 22.95 11.475 90 17 15.3 90 27 24.3 12.15 95 17 16.15 95 27 25.65 12.825 100 17 17 100 27 27 13.5

If the math is incorrect I’d be open to discussion. What do you guys think?