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The damage and knockdown stats are confusing me. What's the difference between the value and the value in brackets? Why is 15(75) better than 20(52)?

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The value not in brackets is the damage for a single strike with that melee weapon. The value in brackets is the damage of a "fully charged" strike with the same weapon (you can hold down the melee button to "charge" a strike with certain weapons). You can see the charge time below the knockdown damage.

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Ooooh, I didn't even consider you could charge it, and thought the charge time was simply the time between attacks. Thanks! – 3ventic Apr 2 '14 at 14:36

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