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Armour Rating Edit

  • Increases the mitigation of physical Attacks & Skills, with diminishing returns
proportion blocked = armour rating / ((4.5 * (1 + attacker level)) + armour rating)

Therefore, at 10 armor, a creature takes about 50% damage from a level 1 attacker from all physical sources, applied after physical resistances.

Armour is increased through items, the Armour Specialist ability, and gains a 10% bonus with Leadership 6.

Armour can be decreased by attacking with Silver Arrows.

Defense Rating Edit

  • Increases chance to evade attacks completely. Only works on physical attacks, not skills.

Resistances Edit

Resistances change the amount of damage taken of their associated type, by a percentage equal to the resistance. This means that 50 Fire Resistance means the creature takes only 50% of any fire damage dealt to it. Both modifiers and base stats can alter resistances to the point where they are negative or over 100. Negative resistances amplify the incoming damage, so that -25 Fire Resistance would cause the creature to take 125% of any fire damage dealt to it. Resistances over 100 turn the damage dealt into healing, so that 175 Fire Resistance means the creature heals for 75% of any fire damage dealt to it.

Characters are limited to a gear bonus of 80% to each of the resistances, but potions and temporary effects can still raise resistances beyond that. Crafting allows players to add elemental essences or rubies to items to increase their resistances.

There are 4 categories of elemental resistances.

  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth
  • Air

There are 3 categories of physical resistances

  • Slashing
  • Crushing
  • Piercing

There are 2 categories of other resistances

  • Tenebrium
  • Poison

Table overview of formula for damage mitigation per Level/Armour

Level/Armour 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300
1 69% 82% 87% 90% 92% 93% 94% 95% 95% 96% 96% 96% 97% 97% 97%
3 53% 69% 77% 82% 85% 87% 89% 90% 91% 92% 92% 93% 94% 94% 94%
5 43% 60% 69% 75% 79% 82% 84% 86% 87% 88% 89% 90% 91% 91% 92%
7 36% 53% 63% 69% 74% 77% 80% 82% 83% 85% 86% 87% 88% 89% 89%
9 31% 47% 57% 64% 69% 73% 76% 78% 80% 82% 83% 84% 85% 86% 87%
11 27% 43% 53% 60% 65% 69% 72% 75% 77% 79% 80% 82% 83% 84% 85%
13 24% 39% 49% 56% 61% 66% 69% 72% 74% 76% 78% 79% 80% 82% 83%
15 22% 36% 45% 53% 58% 63% 66% 69% 71% 74% 75% 77% 78% 80% 81%
17 20% 33% 43% 50% 55% 60% 63% 66% 69% 71% 73% 75% 76% 78% 79%
19 18% 31% 40% 47% 53% 57% 61% 64% 67% 69% 71% 73% 74% 76% 77%
21 17% 29% 38% 45% 50% 55% 59% 62% 65% 67% 69% 71% 72% 74% 75%
23 16% 27% 36% 43% 48% 53% 56% 60% 63% 65% 67% 69% 71% 72% 74%

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