13.15 Mobile Combat

When you wish to fight a mobile, you may, generally, initiate combat with it
simply by finding it and attacking it with whatever ability you choose to use.
However, most abilities that do something other than just cause damage will
not work against mobiles. The reason for this requires some understanding of
how player vs. player combat works, but for now suffice it to say that
creating an artificial intelligence that allowed mobiles to effectively deal
with the hundreds of things a player can do to another player would be
prohibitively complicated.

Once you have attacked a mobile, it will, in most cases, either attack you
back or run away. Usually a mobile will continue to attack you until either
it begins to panic and runs away, or until you or it is dead. Be warned that
some mobiles may loot your corpse of an item or two after they have killed you.

Critical hits

As you get to some of the higher experience levels, you will begin to score
critical hits against mobiles more and more often. The higher your level, the
better your chance of scoring a critical hit and the better your chance of each
critical hit being an extremely powerful one. There are five degrees of
critical hit, ranging from:

CRITICAL                      : 2x damage
STAGGERING CRITICAL           : 4x damage
CRUSHING CRITICAL             : 8x damage
MUTILATING CRITICAL           : 16x damage
ANNIHILATING CRITICAL         : 32x damage