Well, to be honest, "calculated damage" is a phrase that is true for all damage anyway.
It's just that gamers reading the term would immediately think that the damage is not calculated normally
, and ignores certain usually-relevant factors.
Clarste: I think Psywave should
be included, even though it's not a "pure" example. That's because this trope is supposed to be about attacks that deal damage using an algorithm that's different from the normal algorithm that usually accounts for attack and defense powers and elemental alignments.
Perhaps Defense Piercing Damage
or Defense Piercing Attack
might be in order?
I would suggest Formula Damage
but it has the same problems as Calculated Damage
My problem with the current name is that it can be confused with Death By A Thousand Cuts
, and as shown in the current examples, it has
been confused for that already.
? Hmm, that sounds interestingly nice. It is in fact guaranteed in the sense that it can't be reduced by physical/magical/elemental defenses and immunities. Not a guaranteed amount, per se, but a guarantee that the damage will be dealt.
edited 17th Mar '10 9:53:17 PM by GlennMagusHarvey