SinSpawnSinSpawn Harbinger of Suffering Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8359Members
<div class="IPBDescription">How does it exactly work?</div> How is the damage caluculated? from the distance you have jumped? or the times you hit them with leap? and so on?

Please give a detailed and positive answer not geusses


  • RedfordRedford Monorailcatfjord Join Date: 2002-04-28 Member: 528Members, NS1 Playtester
    Leap does damage based on the number of touches you perform against your enemy. This means, the number of times your hitbox rubs aginst the enemy's without you sticking to them.

    Because skulks automatically stick to everything unless you crouch, it would be a good idea to crouch while you leap to maximize damage done.

    However, leap wasn't meant as an offensive move, it's very effective for reaching roofs, covering the gap to an entrenched marine quickly, or running away.
  • Iced_EagleIced_Eagle Borg Engineer Join Date: 2003-03-02 Member: 14218Members
    yes its the number of times your hitbox touches the enemy's hitbox. for some people its harder to do than others. and just like redford said sometimes its better to rush at a rine using it cause it surprises the rine when your walking then all of a sudden *poof* you jump straight into him and then use bite to finish him off <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • HuntsmanHuntsman Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9929Members
    edited April 2003
    I came here hoping to answer a leap question, and I found out something new about it! I didn't know that sticking to an opponent stopped the damage. I'll have to try that out the next time I try leaping offensively. Thanks Redford!

    Redford is corret though - leap is best used for escaping or entering combat very quickly. I've even leaped over the marine's heads a few time to confuse them so the rest of my buddies could close. It's a very great tool.

    In case you were wondering about how to effectively use leap to move, let me touch on that. From what I've experienced much of the leap is due to the angle you're looking at. You can also use it more than once in the air to increase speed or change direction (uses energy both times though). You can easily spring straight up into the air onto high ceilings, which is distracting just like leaping over their heads, but also might allow you to get the drop on those marines from a direction they might not expect. It's a lot harder to hit a skulk on the ceiling since the fire spreads out in a cone over distance. It's very fast to close the distance by dropping on them too...

    I probably gave you a ton more info than you needed, but post again if there was anything else you wanted to ask about. I hope this helps!
  • VoberVober Join Date: 2002-03-27 Member: 356Members
    My strat is lead onto them, get on their head.......

    Now look down at them, parasite, chuckle, kill, IN THAT ORDER
  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Members, Constellation
    what redford says is pretty much correct
  • ThinGThinG Lord of wub and vlaai Join Date: 2003-04-11 Member: 15400Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    edited April 2003
    There is a highly extensive leap thread in the Kharaa forums, with players providing you with calculated damage reports and tables on leaping, i suggest you go there <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • Ph0enixPh0enix Join Date: 2002-10-08 Member: 1462Members, Constellation
    <!--QuoteBegin--Redford+Apr 27 2003, 11:04 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Redford @ Apr 27 2003, 11:04 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> However, leap wasn't meant as an offensive move, it's very effective for reaching roofs, covering the gap to an entrenched marine quickly, or running away. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Yeah, thats why it does damage, not meant as an offensive move <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->

    Heres a thread which is in the Kharaa strat forum, <a href='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=21&t=27435' target='_blank'>here</a>.

    Its pretty much the definitive guide to leaping. BTW, you don't need to hold crouch.
  • RoobubbaRoobubba Who you gonna call? Join Date: 2003-01-06 Member: 11930Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    edited April 2003
    that player would be me.

    Go the the Kharaa Strategy forum (Lemme find the link...) <a href='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=21&t=27435' target='_blank'>This is the Link to the LEAP guide (page 2 or 3 I think)</a>.


    HOWEVER leap does only damage when you are pressing forward (or standing on their head). It works EXACTLY like charge, so keep pressing forward. Duck is useful to stop yourself clinging to a ceiling or wall mid leap that would stop you getting to where you want to be (eg in vents ALWAYS press duck).

    Leap does 4 damage per "tick". The number of these ticks is dependent on your fps, so if you have a slow computer, do not try to leap for damage.
    At FPS 100 you can do upwards of 352 damage per leap (some reports nearer 400).

    I did a very comprehensive study on this so read that thread to find out more!

    BTW you can kill ANY HA (level 3 armour included) at 100 fps with just 2 leaps.

    If you're unsure about fps (in fact I recommend it anyway) go to the general forum an read my <a href='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=28768' target='_blank'>guide on vsync/fps and particularly monitor refesh rates in game!</a>.

    Hope this helps.


    edit erroneous damage typo <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • JowerJower Join Date: 2003-02-12 Member: 13448Members
    And for anyone that wonders
    In 1.1 the leap damage WON'T be FPS-dependant ( nothing will )
  • ThinGThinG Lord of wub and vlaai Join Date: 2003-04-11 Member: 15400Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    I knew that player was you <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • Malicious_DubMalicious_Dub Join Date: 2002-12-21 Member: 11279Members, Constellation
    And Flayra has mentioned making attacks silent when you get the silent upgrade so that scream you let out when you leap is a thing of the past.
  • abtmabtm Join Date: 2003-04-08 Member: 15337Members
    The flaying of their claws and the amount of contact it makes with the enemy is where the damage is taken from.
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