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=Tactics=
 
=Tactics=
 
The SS has the highest hitpoints and packs the biggest punch of any normal enemy in Wolfenstein. He's also faster than the normal [[guard]] and the [[mutant]], but not quite as fast as the [[officer]].
 
The SS has the highest hitpoints and packs the biggest punch of any normal enemy in Wolfenstein. He's also faster than the normal [[guard]] and the [[mutant]], but not quite as fast as the [[officer]].
Because the SS uses a [[machine gun]], he fires in volleys of 4 or more shots.  Even on easier difficulties this quick succession of gunshots can quickly kill a player at high health, so in groups of enemies prioritizing an SS or attempting to isolate them from their group is a good tactic.  Using many SS in a single room can create an environment which is not safe to stand in for any period of time, so a player may approach this situation by kiting the SS or door fighting.
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Because the SS uses a [[Machine Gun|machine gun]], he fires in volleys of 4 or more shots.  Even on easier difficulties this quick succession of gunshots can quickly kill a player at high health, so in groups of enemies prioritizing an SS or attempting to isolate them from their group is a good tactic.  Using many SS in a single room can create an environment which is not safe to stand in for any period of time, so a player may approach this situation by kiting the SS or door fighting.
 
Also thanks to the SS's weapon, if the player is starting with a pistol but knows where an SS is on a map they may prioritize hunting down the SS so they can upgrade to a machine gun.
 
Also thanks to the SS's weapon, if the player is starting with a pistol but knows where an SS is on a map they may prioritize hunting down the SS so they can upgrade to a machine gun.
 
Due to the SS's high hitpoint average, the player can expect to walk away from even an optimized battle with a reduction of ammo.  Thoughtful mappers will be mindful of this, and either supply the player with more ammo in the map to compensate or will use the SS's ability to drain a player's ammo to force the player into a desperate situation.
 
Due to the SS's high hitpoint average, the player can expect to walk away from even an optimized battle with a reduction of ammo.  Thoughtful mappers will be mindful of this, and either supply the player with more ammo in the map to compensate or will use the SS's ability to drain a player's ammo to force the player into a desperate situation.

Latest revision as of 23:32, October 28, 2019

The SS is the powerhouse enemy in Wolfenstein 3D and appears in all of the Wolfenstein 3D family games.

TacticsEdit

The SS has the highest hitpoints and packs the biggest punch of any normal enemy in Wolfenstein. He's also faster than the normal guard and the mutant, but not quite as fast as the officer. Because the SS uses a machine gun, he fires in volleys of 4 or more shots.  Even on easier difficulties this quick succession of gunshots can quickly kill a player at high health, so in groups of enemies prioritizing an SS or attempting to isolate them from their group is a good tactic.  Using many SS in a single room can create an environment which is not safe to stand in for any period of time, so a player may approach this situation by kiting the SS or door fighting. Also thanks to the SS's weapon, if the player is starting with a pistol but knows where an SS is on a map they may prioritize hunting down the SS so they can upgrade to a machine gun. Due to the SS's high hitpoint average, the player can expect to walk away from even an optimized battle with a reduction of ammo.  Thoughtful mappers will be mindful of this, and either supply the player with more ammo in the map to compensate or will use the SS's ability to drain a player's ammo to force the player into a desperate situation.

Official Hint Book DescriptionEdit

From The Official Wolfenstein 3D Hint Book:

The SS are well-trained and can rarely be surprised. Most will bark a warning when they become aware of your presence. This can make for an easy head count. However, some are trained to be silent. Wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying a machine gun, the SS are difficult to bring down and pack a heavy punch. If an SS shoots you at close range, the counter will be very brief because you'll be toast!

TriviaEdit

  • The SS makes an appearance in the secret levels of Doom 2 as an enemy.  They have higher definition audio recordings for their spoken lines and feature an entirely new animation for being gibbed by powerful weapons.

ECWolf DECORATE DefinitionsEdit

actor WolfensteinSS : WolfensteinMonster 13 // ZDoom compatible name
{
    points 500
    health 100
    speed 1, 4
    sighttime 1, 6
    dropitem "MachineGun"
    dropitem "Clip"
    attacksound "wolfss/attack"
    deathsound "wolfss/death"
    secretdeathsound "wolfss/fart"
    seesound "wolfss/sight"
    +DROPBASEDONTARGET
    states
    {
        Spawn:
            SSWV W -1 NOP A_Look
            stop
        Path:
            SSWV A 10 NOP A_Chase
            SSWV A 2.5
            SSWV B 7.5 NOP A_Chase
            SSWV C 10 NOP A_Chase
            SSWV C 2.5
            SSWV D 7.5 NOP A_Chase
            loop
        See:
            SSWV A 5 NOP A_Chase
            SSWV A 1.5
            SSWV B 4 NOP A_Chase
            SSWV C 5 NOP A_Chase
            SSWV C 1.5
            SSWV D 4 NOP A_Chase
            loop
        Pain:
            SSWV H 5 A_JumpIf(health & 1, 1)
            goto See
            SSWV I 5
            goto See
        Missile:
            SSWV EF 10 A_FaceTarget
            SSWV G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            SSWV F 5 A_FaceTarget
            SSWV G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            SSWV F 5 A_FaceTarget
            SSWV G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            SSWV F 5 A_FaceTarget
            SSWV G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            goto See
        Death:
            SSWV J 7.5 A_Fall
            SSWV K 7.5 A_Scream
            SSWV L 7.5
            SSWV M -1
            stop
    }
}
actor Schutzstafell : WolfensteinSS 94
{
    attacksound "ss/attack"
    deathsound "ss/death"
    secretdeathsound "ss/crash"
    seesound "ss/sight"
    dropitem "BlueAK47"
    dropitem "BlueClip"
    states
    {
        Spawn:
            SSFL W -1 NOP A_Look
            stop
        Path:
            SSFL A 10 NOP A_Chase
            SSFL A 2.5
            SSFL B 7.5 NOP A_Chase
            SSFL C 10 NOP A_Chase
            SSFL C 2.5
            SSFL D 7.5 NOP A_Chase
            loop
        See:
            SSFL A 5 NOP A_Chase
            SSFL A 1.5
            SSFL B 4 NOP A_Chase
            SSFL C 5 NOP A_Chase
            SSFL C 1.5
            SSFL D 4 NOP A_Chase
            loop
        Pain:
            SSFL H 5 A_JumpIf(health & 1, 1)
            goto See
            SSFL I 5
            goto See
        Missile:
            SSFL EF 10 A_FaceTarget
            SSFL G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            SSFL F 5 A_FaceTarget
            SSFL G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            SSFL F 5 A_FaceTarget
            SSFL G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            SSFL F 5 A_FaceTarget
            SSFL G 5 bright A_WolfAttack(0, "*", 0.667)
            goto See
        Death:
            SSFL J 7.5 A_Fall
            SSFL K 7.5 A_Scream
            SSFL L 7.5
            SSFL M -1
            stop
    }
}
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