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Damage is a term used to refer to when a ExplorerImageIndex 12Players' ExplorerImageIndex 9Humanoid's Health property is reduced by a script.

Types of Damage

Environmental

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Falling off of a brick out of the ROBLOXian world causes death.

Environmental damage is damage that cannot be configured in any way by a place creator. The only type of environmental damage that currently exists in ROBLOX is world border damage, which causes a ROBLOXian to die if they go too far outside the ROBLOXian world. The most common example of this is when a ROBLOXian falls off a brick into the bottom of the ROBLOXian world. After a few seconds, the ROBLOXian will die. However, the max distance a player can fall down can be edited by developers. The max is -5021.

Local

Local damage is damage that can be caused by elements which can be modified by a place creator. Currently, only scripts can create damage. Local damage can be effected on humanoids by scripts by either appl`ying the TakeDamage() method, or by manually setting a humanoid's health to a level lower than it was before. However, doing TakeDamage() will not damage the humanoid if there is a ExplorerImageIndex 37ForceField present in the character. If the health is set to 0 or less, the .Died() event will call. For example, say there was a character named Telamon within the workspace. To damage him by 50HP, we could either do this:

workspace.Telamon.Humanoid:TakeDamage(50)

or this:

workspace.Telamon.Humanoid.Health = workspace.Telamon.Humanoid.Health - 50
Either of these two modus can be used in order to damage a humanoid. Such modus are commonly used in scripts to create a brick that damages people, or a weapon that, when used, damages others. Here are some examples of damage conductors:
SwordfightBattle

3 players wielding swords. The swords, when used, inflict damage on a ROBLOXian.

Barraki Obby Parl

An array of scripted bricks in an obstacle course. Jumping on a red brick causes the ROBLOXian to take damage and die.

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