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monster magic immunity?

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  1. Shentou

    Shentou IncGamers Member

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    monster magic immunity?

    I'm sorry for having to ask but I can't find it anywhere and I can't find a search option on this forum. Can anyone tell me how magic immune works? If I'm playing sorceress do I just have to run away or find a way to do some physical damage? I hope I can atleast deal some elemental damage it would greatly upset me to not be able to solo all the monsters. thank you
     
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    Tarr IncGamers Member

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    "Magic Immunity" only means immunity to magic damage, like necro bone skills. It doesn't give them immunity to any elemental damage.
     
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    Nightfish IncGamers Member

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    Sorcs don't deal magic damage. They deal fire, lightning or cold, according to the spell used. Confusing at first, granted. :) Magic damage is just stuff like the necromancers bone spells or the barb's berserk.
     
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    Shentou IncGamers Member

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    Thank you so much, it had me worried about playing sorceress. Kill this thread please!
     
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    Nightfish IncGamers Member

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    *kills the thread* (in the face, too)
     
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    San IncGamers Member

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    Bleh, on the topic of magic immunes, it was funny to find out that my hammerdin DID do damage to MI's with blessed hammer.
     
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    Nightfish IncGamers Member

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    Blessed Hammer ignores resistances of undead and demons.
     
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    Wonko the Sane IncGamers Member

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    That's because, IIRC, BH ignores resistances on undead and demons. So, again IIRC, only one monster type in the game is immune to a Hammerdin :p
     
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    Sint Nikolaas IncGamers Member

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    IIRC the only demons that are really immune to magic (any magic done by any spell whatsoever) are the wailing beasts in the temples in act 3 hell. Others can be hurt by hammers (I'm not sure on necromancer's bones, barb's zerk, ama's magicarrow (which also deals normal dmg) or assa's psych though..)

    edit.. no wailing beasts are no demons.. I discribed all beasts in D2 as demons :rolleyes:
     
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    Huh, but are the Wailing beast's demons too?
     
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    Doesn't Magic Immunity grant additional resistance to all elements though?

    By the way, the only sorcs that can kill every monster without merc assistance are Archmagi.
     
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    I don't think so. Even the magic resistance on Sanctuary RW AFAIK applies only to magic damage as in Bone Spear and Berserk. Magic Damage Reduced by X (e.g. Vipermagi), though, applies to all magic and elemental attacks.
     
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    They're classified as Animals IIRC.

    edit:
    Oh here it is, from the Arreat Summit:

    Monster Type
    Monsters are either Demons, Undead or Animals. Any monster that doesn't say Demon or Undead is considered Animal.
     
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    HBeachBabe IncGamers Member

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    the term "magic damage" unfortunately means different things depending on where it is used. for skills, it is one of six damage types (fire, cold, lightning, poison, physical & magic). For immunities, it is the same - an immunity to that one type of damage. For items that say "magic damage reduced by" that applies to fire, cold, lightning & magic damage.
     
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    no they are animals iirc

    of course blizzard makes things confusing by making "magic damage reduced by x" apply to elemental and magic damage.
     

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