MDR in PvM

mystified

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MDR in PvM

need help on this bit.

so as far as I know, MDR/PDR is applied before any resistance, direct sorb, %sorbs.

so how does this work in pvm? can it be used to trigger MDr bug/negate completely I wonder?

I have no idea what the most damaging elemental based attack is, but assuming they are around 200 tops.

so..if i were to have 50 mdr with 75 res, that wil just reduce the dmg to 150 first than to 25% of that?

or will 75 res calculated and mdr is applied to it? (200 * 0.25 - 50 = 0 )

latter is what I am hoping for but if not i will have some trouble. I am assuming pdr works same way as mdr so dunno how to get this working if former

I am trying to figure any possilbe way to completely negate both physical AND magical based dmg...without getting too many mal runes involved :p

this is with assasin so i dunno if fade willl help here if res don't get applied before MDR/PDR....
 

Dodgydave

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Re: MDR in PvM

First off for the MDR/PDR bug to apply you need to be hit by and attack that does both physical and elemental damage, say a gloams lightning attack, so the bug wont work with all attacks.

You generally need about 100+PDR to become immune to most physical attacks and I think the amount of MDR needed is lower.

One way to negate most damage is to cast a high level energy shield then pack a little PDR and MDR.

A level 40 ES will absorb 90% of damage leaving you only needed about 20-30 PDR and MDR to negate any damage to your red bulb (other than poison/open wounds).

I have an enchantress who only casts about lvl 15 ES (73% absorb?) but with approx 40PDR (gerks and Archangels ammy of everlasting) she seldom takes any physical damage. I only have 18 MDR from Gerks but that is enough to negate most elemental damage.

Of course you have to chug a few blues from time to time to keep the ES up, but if you want a way to not lose life through physical and elemental attacks w/o burning lost of Mal runes then ES is all good.
 

helvete

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Re: MDR in PvM

ES is good, but you will NEED those 20 hard points in TK for it to be of much use in hell. I usually skimp most of the pdr/mdr gear and just use a prayer/meditation merc.

EDIT: And lvl 40 ES is 95%, which is the cap. After that, higher levels only add duration (which is already 40+ minutes....)
 

Dodgydave

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Re: MDR in PvM

EDIT: And lvl 40 ES is 95%, which is the cap. After that, higher levels only add duration (which is already 40+ minutes....)
Argg, meant 95% don't know why I typed 90!

And as you say the 20 hard points in TK is a must.



 
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