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Does 50% absorb (lightning ITC) = Immune?

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  1. Keaka26

    Keaka26 IncGamers Member

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    Does 50% absorb (lightning ITC) = Immune?

    Is this correct? 1000 damage taken, 50% absorbed (500) and 500 health healed = 0 damage. Is this correct? Or is there a cap on absorb as well as resists?
     
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    Bob_TheMadCow IncGamers Member

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    It was true in 1.09... I dunno if it still is... :scratch:
     
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    percentage absorbs are capped at 40%
     
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    Yup, but if you get +absorb and not +% absorb it *might* still be possible to negate some lightning attacks completely (depending on how much damage they do)
     
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    blackhorns+lightsabre+t-gods+85% light res (happens when you wear tgods)='s lightning healing you.

    I have a pally with pally armour, those unique boots(forget name), t-gods, blackhorns, darf star, raven frost, rising sun ammy, hellmouth gauntlets, and holds a heart of the oak.

    Now, he is used to tank diablo clone. he should have a lightsabre but i havent done so yet. he has max block, 80% poison res, 80% cold res, 95% fire and 95% lightning res...
    He just sits there and drops hps very very slowly.
    now with sabre im guessing he'd be immune completely.

    HOWEVER!!!!!

    gloams are not just lightning, phys too. (assuming one is talking about gloams)

    MSLE used to be the killer back in 109, but if you had tgods on and say -15 MDR from a tal plate, didnt do much damage.

    mdr is the pimpbot.
     
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    Strangely enough 2 lightsabres barb still took damage from lightning in .09...... with positive resistance :/
     
  7. Salo

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    yes this is so, i believe you need more than that. some magic reduction or better, lightning absorb. however, with 75% res all, a frenzy barb in 108-9 did quite well not noticing anything from using two amn'd lightsabres. moan. old school.

    i mean direct absorb, lie +20 absorb not %.

    +20 always did nicer than +% i felt.
     
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    didnt absorb cuz absorb waits til after you take damage to put the life back...probably every other lit attack would do some damage, ...i think eventually whittling life down to nill...over eons etc

    phelix
     
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    absorb always confused me.

    thanx for making it worse all :D
     
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    Well, the first hit on a full life bulb won't be absorbed at all, so maybe that explains why the barb took damage..? I once took some direct Thunderstorm hits from a sroc with Thundergods, 90%resist lightning and Lightsabre, I took very little damage, but no healing of course =D

    edit: Quoted the wrong eprson.. lol.. nvm
     
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    Vs cold sorcs=duel raven+luna shield+newuniquebotsdunnoitsname
    Vs fire sorcs=dual dwarft+raising ammy+hellmouth gloves
    Although !! noone knows which stuff to use to be inmune to the dammed 12k lit damage the dammed trap sentry does.
    And my question:what gear is good to negate the dammed-again- poison damage the ww sins do from the venom skill?

    go go absorb lamer vs lamer casters (j/k??)
     
  12. Salo

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    lightning? np. well, besides for a Wisp projector, which is a little pricey if you cant find one (like me)

    thundergod's belt = +20 absorb
    Blackhorns = +20 absorb
    Guardian armour+tgodmax = 95% resistance
    Wisp projector say 15%+

    i would gather that this would nullify lightning damage. 5% gets through, before pvp 40 gets cut off and used for your health, and wisp cleans it up.

    all in all im guessing no damage.
    poison is another thing. I have an amulet that does 75% poison reduction, and Death's hand gloves for another 75%, which is 150%, in dueling NM it does a large amount of help, in hell a bit less, but slap on a Jade Tan do, ahh forgot about that one eh?, it will give you max poison res without a Guardian on, give you cannot be frozen, etc. allows for two whisps if you fight a poison/light assassin. other than that, could go lightsabre, max % absorb on it without whisps.

    thats what i would do.
    basically, you are immune to them and although you have no good gear for attacking them back, youll kill them anyways as they are a practice dummy

    of course youll die first time before you know what they are. always my problem.
     
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    if you think you have poison down, you should fight a rabies druid ;)
    its funny when some assasin I bit, had fade on with the reduction of poison, but it still killed her in like 8 seconds, it just kept reinfecting her :D
    she stood there for awhile after she killed me admiring her work, and then suddenly she died, her only comment was wtf :)
     
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    Guardian angel, sandstorm trek, death's hand, andariel visage would reduce the posion dmg greatly.

    For a quick fix, use an antidote pot :teeth: Cuts the poison dmg by a WW sin by at least 55%.
     
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    hey man no pots!

    thats not even bm thats poop like
     
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    Thnx for all tips mates! (no potting plz, duels have gone lame enough with all those enigma casters, lets keep ur honor clean for now). I need more room on my bear stash to get all that stuff available.

    What was the Jade tan do? thnx
     

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