Artist's crows don't/doesn't damage when applying Forced Penance and the survivor is healthy
As Peanits said in this thread:
"Being healthy while broken should not be possible".
As he explained, that is why survivors become injured when reaching full infection with Plague, because the Broken status effect is applied, and not because of the infection itself.
There are 3 occasions when this doesn't happen:
- When shooting a Crow far away, if there is an injured survivor close to a healthy survivor and the healthy survivor is swarmed, the Broken status is applied when the survivor is healthy but they don't get injured.
- If the healthy survivor gets swarmed by an idle Crow and there's an injured survivor close they get Broken but they don't get injured.
- When using the add-on "Severed Hands": when there are multiple survivors, and the Crows pass from a survivor to another and there's an injured survivor close, the Broken status is applied but nobody becomes is injured.
From the survivors' side you can "farm" Mettle of Men stacks going in and out of lockers with the Severed Hands add-on, so as killer reset the forced Penance timer to 80 seconds.