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Fighting

A player fighting a Disciple

Combat is the quintessential activity in Aberoth, providing players the means to kill mobs, defend themselves, and kill other players.

TechniquesEdit

The traditional combat technique involves going toe-to-toe with an opponent while standing still, trading blows until the weaker of the two is killed.

Additionally, a more strategic technique called kiting can be used to minimize damage to the player. It involves running away from an opponent, then turning around to hit them between their attacks. Kiting is employed when taking on stronger enemies like the Grand Shaman, whose attacks are so powerful that avoiding them is a necessity.

DamageEdit

In the process of combat, damage will inevitably be inflicted on either or both parties. The numerical hit point loss is displayed above the player or mob.

Attack Outcome Text Displayed Details
Regular Hit (10)

Common attack outcome.
If the passive drain life effect of the Morning Star of Drain Life is used, additional text appears in gray.

Solid Hit [10]

Reduces effectiveness of opponent's defense, dealing more damage. Requires weapon skill.

Critical Hit {10} Attack upgrade equivalent to 1.5 solid hits. Requires weapon skill.
Backstab ((20))

[[20]] {{20}}

Regular, solid and critical backstab hit, granted by dagger skill. Deals double damage of the corresponding hit.
Blocked Attack (+)

Occurs if player or opponent has the shield skill. If a player has an Ornate Mirror and they block an ember, it will show up as an orange (+).

Dodged Attack (-) Occurs if player or opponent is in the recovery area, under the effects of blur or boots of agility, or having a Gold Clover equipped. Opponents can dodge attacks if player's skill is too low for their weapon. If a player dodges an ember, it will show up as an orange (-).


The color of the text indicates the type of damage being dealt.

Text Color Damage Type
Red Weapon damage.
Orange Ember/Fire damage.
Green Poison damage.
Purple Silver damage.
Yellow Damage to you or other players.
Blue Damage from drowing in water.
Gray Lifedrain damage.


When fighting (after a player takes damage), the player's normal healing is suspended. A pink line will appear in the player's hit points when healing is suspended. A white line indicates normal healing is happening. Magical healing is not affected by battle.

Each monster has different score for each feature.

Pkers|Player Killing (PK'ing)Edit

The world of Aberoth is one of open PVP (Player Versus Player) in which players can kill other players with moderate to no penalty.

It is possible for one to be PK'ed by more powerful players for no reason whatsoever. However, in many instances, players are killed for one or more of the following reasons (listed in order from least to most severe):

1. Disrespecting or taunting other players
2. Looting a chest (at OurikGrand Shaman, or Skaldor), denying other players the opportunity to share the riches
3. Stealing weapons, items, or gold from other players
4. Killing other players' main or alternate characters

To PK a friendly player, one must change their status to unfriendly. The player becomes wanted upon making the first successful attack if their victim is friendly and does not have their name displayed in orange. If the player makes 4 kills within a 24-hour period, they will gain infamy.

Another PK outcome involves a player with the misfortune of having become wanted by accidentally attacking another player or by spreading disease. It is possible for friendly players to take advantage of the situation and attack the wanted player, killing them without penalty.

Those killed by players will suffer less experience loss than if they had been killed by a mob.

DuelingEdit

Dueling is a way to engage other players in combat without the risk and negative effects of PK'ing. It is often used to practice combat techniques, test new weapons or items, or generally size up other players. 

The command duel <player name> challenges a fellow player to a duel. The other player must accept the challenge in order for the duel to begin. The duel ends when one player reaches 10 percent of their maximum hit points.

Although dueling is a relatively safe way to compete with other players, it should be noted that players are vulnerable to PK'ing if they are on the losing end of a duel as they will only have very low health. Also of note is the fact that the poison status can be carried over after the end of a duel, which can be especially dangerous if the losing player is poisoned.

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