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*Wraithlin*
November 23 2009 5:09 AM EST

Does the mage shield effect come into play at the same time as the magical bonus from armor?

I.E. a mage shield with 30% reduction and 30% reduction from you +X on your armor.

If they reduced at the same time, would take a 100 damage hit down to 40.

If one goes before the other, 100->70->49.

Basically it's alot more powerful if it reduces damage at the same time as the rest of your armor.

It's multiplicative, so doesn't matter. ;)

Mage shield reduces first then armor. so its 100 to 70 to 49. EH is also a separate reduction, as is ToE and SoC.

But order doesn't matter. ;)

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*Wraithlin*
November 23 2009 5:15 AM EST

Clearly you don't understand the question, or you don't understand what multiplicative means.

The Mage Shield wiki says it reduces damage by .75% per level. Armor itself reduces damage by .167% per level.

If they both happen at the same time, then they don't multiply together, hence multiplicative, they would add together.

My question is, do they take effect at the same time, or are they separate effects, you can see the difference in what the total effect would be in the first post.

It's

(Damage) * (MGS Reduction) * (Armour '+' Reduction)

They are seperate redutions, but it doesn't matter which order they happen in.

If you're asking if the reduction is;

Damage * (MGS Reduction + Armour '+' Reduction), that's addative. ;)

For completeness, there's current one instance where damage reduction order matters, and that's for the fixed amount AC reduces by.

IIRC, it comes at the end anyway (which is why you see zero damage hits at very low levels), which is the most powerul place for it.

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