COMBAT: HowTo For Beginners - HowTo Win A Fight - Beginners - #00032

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

If you don't see Sun Tzu's wisdom in future space combat, it could help to think about one thing: In space, the one winning the fight is the one demobilizing or destroying the opponent's ship. This can only be achieved with more stamina than your opponent, be it by dodging incoming fire, by enduring incoming fire or by providing more damage to your enemy's vessel.

Elite Dangerous' damage model is based on 4 general pathways and one neat bonus path:



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