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Re: (TFT) RE: What's the best starting character in Melee?
At 04:55 PM 5/2/04 -0400, Stan wrote:
Interesting. Hm, but given that:
has 72% wins, and:
(the same guy but no armor) has 75% wins, I
think perhaps a larger sample size is needed.
I doubt it. My money's on the guy who usually
hits, over the guy who only hits 50% but soaks
I think a similar guy with a large shield and
no armor might do better than either of them.
The numbers match my built-in mental combat
calculator acquired by playing TFT a lot.
(That's one of the main reasons I switched
to GURPS, where there are more options and
circumstances that aren't predictable.)
The lack of charge attacks of course
penalizes the polearm users.
The only thing I found a bit surprising
was the high success rate of the no-armor
heavy-weapon guys (2-hsd and battleaxe).
I think that might partly be due to the
number of inefficient characters they
One also should remember that these are
one-on-one fights, so survival power in
the long run, or in larger groups, may
be a bit different.
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