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Old March 19, 2018, 10:46   #6
Quirk
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You're still assuming you start surrounded until the end of the post; sorry if I didn't communicate clearly enough that this is the root of the issue.

Assume we have just two enemies in a corridor. You have entered the corridor at full health so the second enemy is reluctant to pursue, until you meet another enemy and it decides it can surround you. It will take two turns to close the gap to do so.

We will ignore the surround bonus.

Case A: you damage one-third of an enemy's health each turn, and take one-tenth of your health in damage.
Case B: you damage one-sixth of an enemy's health each turn, and take one-twentieth of your health in damage.

Case A: The first enemy hits you twice, and you hit it twice, before the second enemy closes the gap. The first enemy is now at one-third health. Assuming the enemy is first to move, you are hit from both sides before killing the first enemy. You take two blows from the first enemy, one blow from each enemy while surrounded, and a parting blow before your next action. This reduces you to 50% health.

Case B: The first enemy hits you twice, and you hit it twice, before the second enemy closes the gap. The first enemy is now at two-thirds health. Assuming the enemy is first to move, you are hit from both sides multiple times before killing the first enemy. You take two blows from the first enemy, eight blows from both sides while surrounded, and a parting blow before your next action. This reduces you to 45% health.

However, in practice, the two blows while surrounded in case A are made at +2, and the eight blows while surrounded in case B are made at +2.
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