Monday, 4 July 2011
Yun 845 + Character specific damage
After much testing, 845 damage was the highest I could achieve. No matter how I mixed up the genei jin combo, the counter just refused to go higher.
I have to assume that this kind of damage scaling, as it affects combos, has been explored before but it hadn't been brought to my attention until I tried to max out the numbers with Yun. So here's a quick explanation:
In the SFIV series, damage is scaled for every consecutive move in a particular combo. It is also scaled down again, when the opponent has a received a certain amount of damage. This isn't calculated against overall numbers, but rather, relative to the percentage of life remaining.
In simple terms, this means that a high damage combo will always do more damage versus Zangief, than the same combo will do versus Seth (purely in terms of numbers). The reason? After a combo has reached 401 damage, against Seth, you incur a further 5% reduction, as he has less than 50% health remaining. However, that reduction will not take effect against Zangief until you hit 550 damage. Taking it further, when you reach 601, there is another 5% reduction (due to him reaching 25% health). Something that doesn't affect Zangief until 825.
Here's a run down of the damage reductions, as they take effect (this happens outside of combos too).
@50% health, all moves inflict 95% of normal damage [-5%]
@25% health, all moves inflict 90% of normal damage [-10%]
@15% health, all moves inflict 75% of normal damage [-25%]
These extra reductions apply to the existing damage scaling, they are not 'added' to it. So at 25% health, a move that may normally do 10% of it's normal damage (it being 10 moves or more into the combo) will actually inflict only 9% (not 0%). You can see this happening in the video but also remember the confusing fact that damage is always rounded up to a whole number (you cannot inflict 2.5 damage for example) and the damage percentage display reflects this, often overriding and increasing the numbers.
This information will probably not help you in your day to day life.
Music: Cadaverous by Calcius Repton
Thanks Eventhubs for the source against which, I checked several details.