most people probably already know this but never really realized how this special thing makes strider doom work.
what’s this special thing? block damage.
whoopdy doo well DUH! i’m talking about red damage. i realized after watching some clockwork matches that when strider’s doing his thing, and is doing block damage with doom, that the yellow bar comes down, and the red bar comes down but at the same rate.
so if you had 5 red life, after one cycle of strider doom, you will still have 5 red life, even though your yellow life went down say maybe 10.
if you were to get hit however, the yellow bar would drop faster than the red bar, and now you have more red health to recover.
but against a strider doom player, doesn’t matter if you block everything, because if you do the block damage will lower the yellow life, and NO extra red life is rewarded. this i think makes strider doom very effective because you can’t recover any character by switching them out, once they’ve taken damage from the block damage it’s permanent.
just an interesting thought