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Noob question on life steal

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Stevebo, May 13, 2005.

  1. Stevebo

    Stevebo Banned

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    Noob question on life steal

    How does life steal work?
    Say you have 5% life steal on a weapon does this mean you steal 5% of the monsters life or do you recover 5% of your own regardless of the monster life?

    Its a dumb question i know, but would be grateful if someone could help me out.
     
  2. FodderCannoned

    FodderCannoned IncGamers Member

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    you steal 5% of the physical damage that you do to him, so lets say you do 1000 physical damage, then you would leach 50 life off him
    edit, and life leach is cut in half in nightmare, and by 1/3 in hell
     
  3. krischan

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    If you deal e.g. 100 points of physical damage (elemental or magical damage doesn't count) with a melee or missile attack, you get back 5 life. Mana leech gives you back mana instead of life. In nightmare, these amounts are halved and in hell it's divided by 3.
     
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    One more bit...

    Does life steal apply to Druid Tornado? It says its physical damage but its a spell...

    sorry for being dense
     
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    No it does not. It doesn't work with the necromancer's corpse explosion either.
     
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    Or...

    ...a Barbarian's Warcry.
     
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    Leaching works only with weapons (and with assassins Blade skills and kicks). Some creatures (mostly undeads) are completely unleachable.
     
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    And as usual, the damage is further reduced by any physical resistance the monster may have, which lowers the amount of life(or mana) leeched even more.
     

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