Wait, what if I can somehow get Energy shield up to massive levels so it can absorb 95% of all damage? Even with a modest 40 damage/magic damage reduction (easily doable with Gerkes, Gladiator's bane/Iron Pelt, magic ammy or appropriate Circlet) then an attack would have to do more than 800 damage in one hit in order to deal any damage to me at all! I can then pretty much ignore everything but poison resists. I can walk around in Hell with base vitality and not careOrphan said:I wouldn't recommend it. You can't really get that high a number for straight damage or magical damage reduction (I think the highest is probably around 160 or something) so it's still better to use resistances. It's generally easier to get resists than straight damage reduction anyway.