October 20, 2011
One topic that’s sure to confuse new (and old) players in Diablo III is that of defense. In the game, Defense is now one of the four attributes, along with Attack, Precision, and Vitality. Defense is not the term for the number on all pieces of armor (as it was in Diablo 2). That number is now called Armor, and the total from all of your gear (modified by stats and skills and such) appears in your Character window in a big shield.