what happened here? (in General)

tasuki [UFC] January 29 2009 3:00 PM EST

Tai bruised Hal [59]
Tai draws strength from his weapon! [-37]
R.I.P. Tai

Sickone January 29 2009 3:03 PM EST

Below-base Vampiric Aura (from item penalties or enemy DM) causes damage instead of healing.

BadFish January 29 2009 4:50 PM EST

Am I to understand that VA doesn't fizzle under opponent's DM, but rather just gets its level reduced and damages the attacker?!?!

Sickone January 29 2009 4:55 PM EST

No, it fizzles like any other ED if the enemy DM is large enough.
But if they have the luck to get the DM "just right" so it reduces it enough but doesn't make it fizzle (or if you nerf yourself via base VA and ED penalties from armor pieces on caster), then you get those results where you actually lose HP instead of gaining any.
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