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Can Bosses defence be reduced to zero?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Tecibbar, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Tecibbar

    Tecibbar Diabloii.Net Member

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    Can Bosses defence be reduced to zero?

    There are many skills to reduce defence, how do they work on normal monsters, bosses, players?

    1. 4 eth rune.
    2. conviction
    3. assassin's COS
    4. barb's battle cry.
     
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    Re: Can Bosses defence be reduced to zero?

    -% Enhanced Defence is applied by Cloak of Shadows, Battle Cry and Conviction: provided the target has no +% Enhanced Defence, -100% ED will reduce its defence to zero (so level 26 BC effectively applies Ignores Target Defence to targets with no +% ED). Cloak of Shadows applies to Champion, Unique and Super Unique monsters, but not boss monsters.

    -% Target Defence from items is applied after % ED: it's still fully effective against normal, minion, Champion and Unique monsters (so -100% TD from four Eth runes effectively applies ITD to these targets), but its effectiveness is halved against Super Unique and boss monsters, and other players.
     
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    Re: Can Bosses defence be reduced to zero?

    thanx.
    Is stone_skin unique the only monsters with +% Enhanced Defence?
     
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    Re: Can Bosses defence be reduced to zero?

    The Stone Skin Unique bonus doubles Unique base defence before % Enhanced Defence is applied, so level 26 Battle Cry (-100% ED) would still reduce SS Unique defence to zero. -100% Target Defence from four Eth runes would also reduce SS Unique defence to zero, although since it's halved to -50% TD against Super Unique and boss monsters it would only counter the SS bonus when applied to a SS SU or boss (1*2*0.5 = 1).

    To the best of my knowledge, the only sources of +% ED applied to monsters are Madawc's Shout (level 5 (+140% ED for 60 seconds) in Normal, 8 (+170% ED for 90 seconds) in Nightmare and 12 (+210% ED for 130 seconds) in Hell) and Baal's Minions whipped into a bloodlust (+50% ED for 10 seconds) by an Overseer or Nihlathak.
     
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