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Special Defense

Original Twitter Post:

@TheRedVillage | Hit-By-Hit | 27 APR 2022

What effect does Special Defense have on an opponent’s attack? Plot below displays the distribution of damage received from opponent base attacks. Relative to Base Defense (green) Special Defense (blue) reduces damage received by ~81%.

Across 702,929 blows exchanged:

  • Mean base defense: 105.8 damage

  • Median base defense: 118 damage

  • Mean special defense: 24.6 damage

  • Median special defense: 22 damage

All of the above:

  • Nerfed first strike excluded

  • Opponent special attacks excluded

  • Misses included

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