Block Damage

What does block damage mean?

Damage delivered to a blocking opponent

Block damage is a gaming term that refers to the damage inflicted on a player who is blocking an opponent's special attack. It often occurs in fighting video games that feature 1 on 1 combat such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.

Block damage is more commonly known as "chip damage." It may be used as a tactic to defeat an opponent by slowly chipping away at a player's health. However, gamers look down upon this tactic since it is boring and doesn't require much skill.


He was defeated solely thru block damage making it a long and boring fight
Block damage KO in Street Fighter
Block damage KO in Street Fighter

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Updated August 17, 2016

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