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-35% To Enemy Lightning Resistance

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  1. jkho

    jkho IncGamers Member

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    -35% To Enemy Lightning Resistance

    how does this work ??

    Crescent Moon (Polearm runeword) has this....
    I'm thinking of giving it to my act2 marc so i can use LIghtning Fury (amazon).

    Does the monster actually need to be hit by this weapon in order for the resist reduction to work ?
    Does it stack ? (2hits = -70% res ??)
    Work on Lightning Immunes ??


    thanks !
     
  2. Gaza0469

    Gaza0469 IncGamers Member

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    (1) Yes - it only works for the merc - so u wont get any benefit from the -35% ressy to the monster, only your merc will. So it wont be useful to u or to your merc since your merc is melee based. The conviction aura would help u though if u could equip your merc with that runeword.

    (2) No , it doesnt stack.

    (3) It wont break a lightning immune - but remember that even in Hell some monsters can have 50% lightning resssy - even normal monsters so it will help u to do more damage.

    As a note conviction aura wont break many immunes either.

    Even a maxed out conviction aura on a pally with a blizz sorc with max cold mastery wont break every cold immune in the game.
     
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    Diab IncGamers Member

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    To add to Gaza's response, if wielding that kind of weapon, you don't have to hit with it for the -enemy resistances to go into effect. You could, for example, use it on a FoHer, or use a Doom's -enemy cold res on a Wind druid.
     
  4. jkho

    jkho IncGamers Member

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    ah scrap that idea then hehe !

    so lemme get this straight conviction aura which lowers the monster res = good for me to LF
    but conviction will have no affect on lightning IMMUNES ?? (when i'm using LF/CS)

    What do i need to equip my merc with the get conviction aura ?
    i'm guessing its one of them newer runeword things ??
     
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    Bullet-Tooth Tony IncGamers Member

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    Only Conviction aura and Lower Resist curse can break immunity. Neither -enemy res on items nor Cold Mastery work if the target is immune.
    Once immunity is broken with Conv or LR, other modifiers can lower resistance further.
     
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    Add Sanctuary (For undead PI only), Decrepify and Amplify Damage to that list.
     
  7. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    That's right. My zon relies a lot on ghosts becoming vulnerable to physical attacks from Atma's Scarab. Even though the chance is just 5%, amp gets triggered quite quickly because ghosts often stack in the same place, causing a lot of hits per strafe volley.
     

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