The excitement gauge affects the damage and properties of some of Raven's attacks: the higher level it is, the more damage Raven inflicts. Each "tick" gives a 3% damage boost, up to a maximum of 30% when the gauge is full. Excitement levels also change certain special move properties, giving Scharf Kugel (236H
) more hits, making Grausam Impuls (236S
) faster, and letting Raven combo off his command grab "Wachen Zweig" (63214S
). When Raven's excitement levels up or down, the face of the excitement meter changes.
Raven's levels of excitement
- No Smile: Level 1. 0-2 ticks.
- Regular Smile: Level 2. 3-5 ticks.
- Tongue Smile: Level 3. 6-10 ticks.
Each round the gauge starts at level 1 with 0 ticks, and increases when Raven uses his special move "Give it to me HERE" (214K) to absorb an opponent's attacks at a rate of 1 level/3 ticks per hit. Using the stance to tank big hits is "less efficient" than tanking small hits or multi-hit moves, because it generates more purple health (see move description) for the same reward. While using "Give it to me HERE", his excitement will slowly increase over time even if Raven does not absorb any attacks.
Hitting an opponent with certain attacks also increases excitement:
- Grausam Impuls: 1 tick
- Wachen Zweig: 3 ticks
- Verzweifelt: 5 ticks
If Raven doesn't gain excitement within a 10 second period, the excitement gauge starts to drain. This timer is reset by gaining excitement. As of Rev2.1, while Raven takes damage, the timer is paused and excitement doesn't drain. Hitting an enemy with Getreuer (214214H
) will cause excitement to drain immediately regardless of all other factors.