Hi!

I search an info about Strike back and preemptive attack in Final Fantasy VIII (if possible PSX version but don't know if it change about the version)

I have found this formula in a document on the web:

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10.2 Back Attack, Struck First

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To determine whether you get an advantage/disadvantage over the enemy:

rnd = [0..255] + EncounterMod

if (rnd < 20) "Back attack!"

else if (rnd < 236) no change

else "Struck first!"

Note: EncounterMod can be either 0 or 20, depending on the enemies.

Probability of..

"Back attack!" 20/256 or 0/256 7.8% or 0%

no change 216/256 84.3%

"Struck first!" 20/256 or 40/256 7.8% or 15.6%

Note: Equipping the "Alert" party ability reduces "rnd" by 20, essentially

increasing the odds of "Back attack!" and decreasing odds of

"Struck first!"

Back attack:

All allies will start with 100% of the ATB bar filled.

Enemies start with 0% of the ATB bar filled.

Struck first:

All allies will start with 0% of the ATB bar filled.

Enemies start with 100% of the ATB bar filled.

No change:

All enemies' and allies' starting ATB bar calculated normally, see section 3.1

for more details.

Source:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps/197343-final-fantasy-viii/faqs/58936I search for the EncounterMod variable, it must be either 0 or 20 but I don't find anything on the web about it and monsters or battle scene.

If you have an answer? Thanks.