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Which damage reduction is applied first?

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  1. falconwise

    falconwise Diabloii.Net Member

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    Which damage reduction is applied first?

    If i have 50% pdr and I have a total of damage reduced by 30 on my gear and I get hit for exactly 60 damage, will I get hit for 15 damage or 0 damage? In other words, which one is applied first, physical damage reduction or damage reduced by?
     
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    Re: Which damage reduction is applied first?

    15.

    By the way, percentile damage reduction is generally referred to as DR (or DR%, %DR), and damage reduced by x is usually called pdr or mdr (for the magical damage equivalent).

    For PvP (at least high level PvP), DR is worth it while pdr is not. For PvM, some builds go all out pdr to achieve 80+ and negate most physical damage; otherwise, both mods are pretty much considered "gravy mods" on gear, though DR is often preferred unless you run the bugged vipers at Nihlathak :)
     
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    Re: Which damage reduction is applied first?

    PDR sticks first, %DR sticks after. Spell mods like ES, Bone and Cyclone armor are applied before anything else.
     
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    falconwise Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Which damage reduction is applied first?

    Ah okay, thanks a lot for your information.
     
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    Re: Which damage reduction is applied first?

    Also note that DR% is capped at 50% but pdr and mdr can stack.
     
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    Re: Which damage reduction is applied first?

    DR% is capped at 50% in PvP but 75% in PvM last I knew(although I always forget this and setup pvm gear for 50%)Im not 100% though.
     
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    Re: Which damage reduction is applied first?

    It's capped at 50% in both cases. However, you can counter -%dr from decrep or amp by wearing additional %dr gear.
     

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