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Projectile Speed Impact Damage

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Does a projectile do more damage if you run "head-on" into it than if you make the attempt to dodge it and it only nicks the tip of your hitbox?

It seems more common in revenants that when a rocket is swinging around me and just barely scrapes me, and I was moving slowly in the direction the rocket was going, it doesn't deal as much damage. But if a revenant shoots one and i run full speed letting it hit me right on the nose, it will do it's maximum damage. Is this true?

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I could be wrong, but I don't think the Doom engine cares where your hitbox is hit. Any hit is a direct hit as far as the engine is concerned.

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The damage is always random, there's nothing in the code checking for angle of impacts or whatnot. However you may subconciously interpret "scrape" hits that do little damage as being a special case.

Sometimes the RNG can go bonkers, and you could get "abnormally" high damage: 22 HP from imps, 45 HP from a single shotgunner, 80 HP from revenants...

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If a rocket "scrapes" you, it might do less damage because of your relation to its blast radius.

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I seem to ALWAYS get that "abnormally high" damage from Imps, almost every fight where I get hit, I see the Ouch Face.

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Imps have a sense of humor, and when they notice you have the ouch face enabled, they load their fireballs to inflict maximum (24) or near-maximum (21) damage just to see it.

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I also had the low damage illusion, determined by watching original DEMO3 from Doom2 1.9 -- the one with "The Abandoned Mines" where the marine is left with 5% health, backs up from an imp fireball, and only gets 3.

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Maes said:

The damage is always random, there's nothing in the code checking for angle of impacts or whatnot. However you may subconciously interpret "scrape" hits that do little damage as being a special case.


Are you sure there are no "scrape" hits? I have been hit just at the edge of my body while trying to dodge a Cyberdemon rocket, and it did 20 or so damage instead of raping the shit out of me.

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Breadrobber said:

Are you sure there are no "scrape" hits? I have been hit just at the edge of my body while trying to dodge a Cyberdemon rocket, and it did 20 or so damage instead of raping the shit out of me.

WildWeasel said:

If a rocket "scrapes" you, it might do less damage because of your relation to its blast radius.

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