In Toribash there are a few different forces at play that help to snap off a limb.
- Shear- This happens when a joint has a force applied to it that counteracts its natural range of motion
such as raising your arm up then bringing it straight down on your opponent's shoulder whereupon the downward
force acts against the shoulder's natural movement
(Examples in Shear+Extension replay)
- Compression- This happens when two joints are as the name suggests, compressed together usually far enough
so that it is forced off its usuall plane (This force is usually confused with shearing force or rotational as they look alike)
(Example in Compression+Twist replay)
- Hyper-extension-The third type of force that acts upon the joint is hyper-extension, which is when you see a limb torn off. It occurs when you grab a part of the body (usually a stronger joint such as the torso) and then grab a weaker joint such as an elbow or shoulder. You then apply extending forces on your pecs and elbows to Pull the joint apart.
(Example found in Shear+Extension)
- Rotational-This in itself is a type of shear force, instead of applying a direct opposite force against the joint you
simply rotate it in a direction that it would not usually move.
(Example found in Compression+Twist replay)
- Lever Break1-This form of breakage occurs when a limb has a force acted upon it but a connecting joint is stopped and is the continuing appendage goes beyond its usually range of motion causing it to snap.
(Example in Leverbreak replay)
In the replay attached I use 3 of the 4 forces discussed: Rotational, Hyper-extension and Compression.
At the beginning of the replay I move my arms in place to apply compressional force. When I lower my arms
I extend my elbows and hyper-extend the neck past its normal backwards range of motion. Then my arms
continue downward and compress the torso which then acts on the lumbar. The lumbar is dislocated
under the pressure. After that I grab the abdomen with both hands, with one arm I contract and the other
I extend the arm and wrist. This puts rotational force on the joint and dislocates it.
There is also a second attachment showing how a Lever Break works. Not a lot to explain on that one.
In the third replay (Shear+Extension) I first use shear force to remove the right arm and shoulder
I then hyper-extend the neck and dislocate it by literally tearing it off. I then throw it up (which
reaches 28.83 at full height) then I bring by arm back around and use shear force once again
to remove the other arm and shoulder.
1Courtesy of a reminder from Patrick->See the replay in his post for a visual
Comment if any of you new players found this helpful, though this might be better in the tutorial section.