Tjman: Alright the combatants are set let’s end this debate once and for all...
Nitro: However, we need to make some rules before we start, Shovel Knight will have access to his main gear meaning nothing that was given to him. It doesn’t change the outcome it just makes it easier for Tjman to write. He also will only be able to use each of his Troupple Chalices once since that’s how it is in the game.
Tjman: And Steve will have access to all of his weapons as well. He will have to craft things though so he isn’t OP to start with. But without further interruption...
It was a beautiful, blocky day in the world of Minecraft. The birds weren’t singing because there aren’t birds in Minecraft yet but it was still a beautiful day nonetheless. Meanwhile, a blocky man with a light blue shirt, dark blue pants and brown hair holding a steel pickaxe, walks out of a cave after doing many hours of mining. This was Steve, the main player of Minecraft who was very excited because he found a ton of diamonds to make armor! He luckily already had a diamond sword so he didn’t have to use his newly found diamonds to make one. He puts the diamonds into a chest and goes to get his crafting table out of his house so he can craft the diamond armor.
Just then, a knight with blue armor and a shovel as a weapon is seen walking through the land. This was Shovel Knight, and he discovers Steve’s chest. He walks up to the chest expecting to find something great inside and he did! There were diamonds inside which are worth a fortune! Shovel Knight starts to take them out, not knowing they belong to someone and begins to walk off with them. Steve walks out of his house and sees Shovel Knight walking away with all of his hard-earned diamonds! Steve was very angry to say the least so he runs at Shovel Knight and gets his attention.
“Oh, greetings fellow traveler, what brings you here?” Shovel Knight greeted. Steve looks at him angrily and points at the diamonds and takes them from him. “Excuse me! I found those, you cannot just take them from me! I do not seek conflict!” Shovel Knight angrily said. Steve ignores him and runs away with the diamonds. “...So be it.” Shovel Knight says before getting out his Shovel.
Steve, as he’s running, figures out quickly that Shovel Knight is gonna fight him so he gets out an oddly shaped potion and throws it at the blue burrower. Shovel Knight continues running after Steve but notices he’s much slower. While Shovel Knight is slowed down, Steve sets down his crafting table and starts crafting his diamond armor. The Knight continues trying to run but then decides to use a relic instead so he gets out the flare wand. Steve is just about done crafting his armor but gets hit by the projectile and gets set on fire. Steve quickly pats out the fire, finishes the armor and equips it and then gets out his Diamond Sword.
The slowness potion wears off and Shovel Knight finally charges towards Steve and the miner charges at him as well. The two clash with their weapons multiple times but Shovel Knight gets the upper hand and hits Steve in the chest, not doing much damage due to the durability of his armor. Shovel Knight does two more strikes not seeming to do very much damage. He then tries jumping and pointing his shovel downward to attack but Steve jumps back to dodge the attack. After the Knight lands, Steve swings his sword quickly, hitting Shovel Knights helmet, he swings again hitting his chest plate and finally hitting his chest plate once again.
Shovel Knight staggers from these attacks but regains his balance and figures out that he needs to find a way around his opponents armor. So he decides to try using relics. He quickly backs up and gets out the flare rod once again. Steve recognizes the weapon and drinks an orange-ish potion. Shovel Knight shoots a projectile at Steve and it only does a little bit of damage and doesn’t burn him due to the potion. The blue burrower continues using the flare rod and Steve counters by using his bow and the projectiles counter each other perfectly. Shovel Knight decides to get in close instead and gets out the dust knuckles.
Steve notices this and gets his diamond sword out and also gets out his shield. Shovel Knight starts punching Steve and he blocks with his shield. Shovel Knight eventually overpowers and punches Steve’s armor, causing the miner to stagger back a bit. Shovel Knight punches once again this time at Steve’s face which knocks him down. Steve angrily gets back up and puts his diamond sword away and instead gets out his bow that is enchanted with infinity.
Steve starts to shoot arrows, and Shovel Knight deflects some of them back but eventually the arrows are too much and he gets hit by the rest of them. Steve then switches to using poison arrows and starts shooting. Shovel Knight feels weaker from the poison but it quickly wears off so jumps into the and uses the shovel drop. The attack connects and is able to draw some blood from the miner. Shovel Knight then slashes with his shovel multiple times damaging Steve a substantial amount. Shovel Knight finishes by using the dust knuckles to punch Steve down to the ground. The blue burrower then stands over his opponent and points his shovel at Steve’s face.
”Do you yield stranger?” Shovel Knight says. Steve looks at him and drinks a regeneration potion. The regeneration heals his wounds so he slashes Shovel Knight back with his sword and gets up. He then throws a slowness potion at Shovel Knight so he can craft some stuff. Steve runs away to his house while Shovel Knight struggles to keep up. Once he gets into the house he starts to enchant his diamond sword with flame I, he gets out his iron sword and extra crafting table from a chest, and finally he brews an invisibility potion and a speed potion. Once he has this done Shovel Knight bursts through the door but doesn’t see Steve anywhere. The Knight looks around confused but then starts to get attacked by a floating iron sword!
“Show yourself!” Shovel Knight says before getting attacked again. The attacks continue until the invisibility potion wears off, revealing Steve without his armor!
“There you are!” Shovel Knight yells. Steve quickly figures out that the potion wore off and hurriedly puts on his armor but before he can the knight slashes at Steve which gives him a gash in his chest. Steve runs out of the house to run away before he takes more fatal damage and Shovel Knight follows. Steve continues running but sees that Shovel Knight is catching up fast so he drinks the speed potion to get some distance away from the knight. Steve resumes running and gets a good distance from Shovel Knight. He then starts mining underground and covering the top so Shovel Knight doesn’t see him.
Shovel Knight catches up and looks around for Steve but isn’t able to spot him. Meanwhile underground, Steve sets down some tnt, lights it and gets out from underground behind Shovel Knight. While the knight is still looking around for Steve, the tnt explodes and does heavy damage to Shovel Knight. The Knight weakly gets up but is able to spot Steve. Steve turns around after hearing the explosion and is surprised to see Shovel Knight is still alive.
The two run at eachother once again and Steve quickly slashes with his diamond sword and this time it sets Shovel Knight on fire! The Knight is surprised by this and let’s his guard down to pat out the fire. Steve then pours lava on the ground with his lava bucket and Shovel Knight starts getting burned by it. Steve stands there watching to make sure his opponent dies but Shovel Knight does a shovel drop to jump out of the lava and knock Steve over.
With Steve knocked down, it gives Shovel Knight the upper hand and he starts slashing many times at Steve. Steve gets up but then is met with Shovel Knight using his flare rod a couple times, punching with the dust knuckles, and finishing with the war horn. Steve gets very hurt by these attacks and his armor has cracks in it as well from all of the abuse throughout the fight. Shovel Knight notices this and slashes more and more until finally Steve’s diamond helmet breaks! Steve notices this and slashes once more at Shovel Knight to knock him back, he then uses his final trump card, the notch apple.
He eats it and starts regenerating his wounds. Shovel Knight gets slightly annoyed by this and slashes at Steve once again, damaging him less due to the regeneration. Steve jumps back, uses his bow again and shoots a slowness arrow at Shovel Knight, which as the name implies, makes him slower. Steve then sets tnt all around Shovel Knight and lights it, then he runs away! Steve stands back and looks at the explosion but somehow Shovel Knight wasn’t phased at all! It turns out that he used the phase locket! After this happened Steve’s notch apple sadly wore off.
Shovel Knight jumps once again and uses the shovel drop on Steve, and now that his helmet is gone, Shovel Knight is able to do more damage. He uses the dust knuckles on Steve’s face many times and then charges an attack with the shovel which knocks Steve flat on his back. Steve tries to get up but has taken a lot of damage and is struggling.
The Knight is ready to finish the fight and jumps to do one more shovel drop. The shovel drop connects to Steve’s neck and he pogoes on it multiple times, cutting his head off!
Shovel Knight walks back standing over his fallen opponent for a while as a sign of respect. He then walks away to continue his quest. He had won.
Nitro: Holy crap! I guess you could say I really dig
Tjman: Oh my god stop... Anyway this battle was a tough one to figure out. Because while Shovel Knight had most of the important advantages, Steve could increase his stats with potions. So it was pretty hard to figure out, but just like what we did with Spongebob vs Deadpool, we’re gonna compare their Speed, Strength, and Durability.
Nitro: While Steve clearly had the lifting strength advantage with the gold feat, Shovel Knight took striking strength by a good margin.
Tjman: The reason why is because according to calcs, the Ender Dragon is able to destroy iron the size of it's body. Since the value for vaporizing steel is 60117.42 joules, using CM2 values, we have 107730416640000 joules, which would equal a town. (Source: vsbattles.wikia.com/wiki/User_…)
Nitro: How does this apply to Steve you ask? Well, it's because Steve can kill the Ender Dragon by striking with his sword, and since the Ender Dragon can destroy a town, Steve's striking strength should also be town and also because Steve fought on par with the dragon.
Tjman: While that certainly sounds impressive, Shovel Knight surprisingly has much more striking strength! The Enchantress one time possessed Shield Knight and Shovel Knight was able to fight on par with her. The reason this is impressive is because Shield Knight survived the Tower of Fate collapsing, and said tower was the size of a mountain! Which makes Shovel Knight's striking strength mountain and since Mountain > Town, Shovel Knight takes this.
Nitro: Both combatants had very good durability with their armor, but again, Shovel Knight takes this one because like we said the Ender Dragon calc makes it Town level, and since Steve can take hits from the Ender Dragon, it makes his durability Town.
Tjman: However, Shovel Knight should be able to scale to Shield Knight who again took the mountain sized Tower of Fate collapsing, making his durability also mountain, and like said before, Mountain > Town. Steve also only has this durability with his diamond armor which can be broken with too much abuse.
Nitro: This one is a bit closer but again, Shovel Knight takes it due to being able to dodge lightning.
Tjman: Steve may be able to dodge fast arrows and fireballs, but comparing that to lightning shows that he isn't as fast as Shovel Knight. Although he can use his potions to up his speed, it won't be enough but we'll get to that later.
Nitro: We still need to go over arsenal and other factors of the battle.
Tjman: But the most important factor that most people are gonna ask is. “Wouldn’t Steve’s potions make him win?!”
Nitro: I mean it would be able to help him a little bit, but since they wear off after a while, he can run out, and Shovel Knight is stronger, faster, and more durable, they wouldn’t help him for very long.
Tjman: Steve wasn’t completely hopeless however, they were both equal in intelligence and experience and Steve did have a more haxy arsenal, but remember to have
this arsenal he has to find material and
craft it. Shovel Knight however is able to access his relics anytime.
Nitro: So while Shovel Knight and Steve were a bit close in stats, Shovel Knight won in most cases. I guess Steve just couldn’t mine out a win.
Tjman: The winner is Shovel Knight.Shovel Knight (Winner):
+More striking strength
+Has access to relics at all times
+His weapons and armor don’t break
-Potions Can give him trouble
-Less haxy arsenal
-Less lifting strength
+More lifting strength
+More haxy arsenal
+Potions give Shovel Knight trouble
-Less striking strength
-Can’t access his arsenal as well
-His weapons and armor can break