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# defense calculated on armors

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by wvvw, Sep 6, 2006.

1. ### wvvwIncGamers Member

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defense calculated on armors

Superior eth armors confuse me
suppose it is a superior eth sacred armor with a base def of 600 (the highest you can have)

is it +65% ed, making the armor 990 def?
or is it first +50% ed on the 600 and then +15% after the eth bonus has already been applied? (1035 def)
Or is it some other formula?

2. ### PhatTrumpetIncGamers Member

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It's 50%ed, then 15%ed on top of that, or a net %ed of:

[(1.5 * 1.15) - 1] = [1.725 - 1] = 72.5%.

Just a note: any superior armor that spawns with enhanced defense will automatically have the highest base defense possible.

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thanks a bunch

wow i never knew that...does it work for superior weps too?? :azn:

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Ã€ctually, ANY armor (not just superior) that spawns with ED will have max defense+1 as base defense. (Even IK armor with its hidden 50%bonus) For an eth sacred, that base is 901.

There is no point in calculating the "net %ed" of armors, because the moment its made into a runeword with %ED or socketed with a pul rune, only the actual base defense counts, and the superior ED is added together with that of the rune(word).

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Weapons always spawn with the same min/max damage, UNLESS they are superior (which can enhance the damage by 5-15%) or low quality (which screws the damage totally over).

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That was merely to demonstrate how stacking 15%ed on top of 50%ed results in higher defense than simply adding the two together before applying them.