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-% Target Defense Questions

Discussion in 'PvP' started by Josiphos, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Josiphos

    Josiphos IncGamers Member

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    -% Target Defense Questions

    So, how do these actually apply?

    I'm talking about all things from Conviction (-95% target def) to an Eth (-25% def)

    Are they applied LAST, meaning they reduce a 30k def pally to a 1500 def weakling?

    Or do they act as def+% in reverse...removing say 95% of BASE def. So the beforementioned pally would go from 30k to 28K...or is it some weird mathematical combination of the two...

    Anyone know? Cause one way rocks and the other...
     
  2. Nimbostratus

    Nimbostratus IncGamers Member

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    It is applied at the same time as +% defense. And I've also heard that they only work at half effectiveness against other players. So if your opponent gets +200% from Holy Shield and you have an Eth in your weapon, all it will do is make his defense only go up by about 188%. Not much help.

    So yes, for PvP it is "teh suck."
     
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    Flayed One IncGamers Member

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    no, no ,no...
    here's how diferent defence reducing skills work:
    -a palladin has 3 000 base defence and +900% defence from holy shield/defiance/shout etc. = 30 000

    Conviction: conviction reduces palladins bonus by 95% so know a palladin "only" has 3000% base +805% defence = 27 150

    Eth: an eth rune works at half effectivnes = 12,5%. It reduces his total defence though, meaning a pally has 26 250( if you get -200% target defence from gear, you'll ignore defense in PvP)

    Inner Sight(amazons) that reduces defence by 1500:reduces palladins base defence by 1500 meaning he now has 1500 base with a 900% bonus = 15 000

    -edit- heres a cool article about it: http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=479149&highlight=guide+reduce
     

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