#### superswiss

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**what would this defense be?**

say i get a 600 defense 40s armor and i make it into fortitude what would the defense rise to

how do u calculate the 200%

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say i get a 600 defense 40s armor and i make it into fortitude what would the defense rise to

how do u calculate the 200%

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If the armor is superior, figure out the base defense by dividing the final defense by 1.xx, where xx is the superior number (ie. 8% superior: divide by 1.08). This is the base defense. Now, multiply this base defense by 200% + xx%, where xx is the superior number (ie. 200% + 8% superior = 208%).

ex. 600 defense with 10% superior mod

600/1.1 = 545 base defense

545(3+.1)=1689 defense Fortitude

So:

If the armor has 600 def and is superior with 10% ed, the total defense would be 1704.

If the armor has 600 def and is not superior, the total defense would be 1815.

I always forget about that extra tidbit of defense when calculating defenses of Fortitudes. Thanks for the correction! :thumbsup:Damienx said:Evrae Altana is correct, although he forgot the +15 Defense attribute coming from the El in the runeword

actually on that example the base would be 546 as when reversing round down steps you need to round upEvrae Altana said:

If the armor is superior, figure out the base defense by dividing the final defense by 1.xx, where xx is the superior number (ie. 8% superior: divide by 1.08). This is the base defense. Now, multiply this base defense by 200% + xx%, where xx is the superior number (ie. 200% + 8% superior = 208%).

ex. 600 defense with 10% superior mod

600/1.1 = 545 base defense

545(3+.1)=1689 defense Fortitude

giving 1692+15 = 1707

is it worth the extra strentgh u need to wear this high of an armor?

In most circumstances, you'll have plenty of defense, and the vitality you'll gain from putting those str points into vitality would be a lot better. On the other hand, BvB barbs often need as much defense as they can get, so it's not always a bad idea for them.

A nice compromise is something along the lines of an Archon Plate, which is light, has low str requirements, and can still get ocer 500 defense.

-Hal