I don't believe the merit award is a flat 20% boost is it? I haven't had an issue with taming but I don't think it raises the stats THAT much but I could be wrong.
*edit* Nevermind, you understand it correctly. I read you talking about the napcap at 30% and confusing it with your earlier 10% comment. I didn't realize napcap 1st tier had a capture rate of 25% without the merit award. So yeah add another 5%.
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