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    PVP damage reduction math question

    I didn't find an answer for this so I dare to ask:

    - PVP Resilience reduces the damage by a certain amount, let's say 60 % in this example.
    - Def stance reduces the damage by 25 % (15 % in 5.2).

    how is the actual reduction calculated? I hightly doubt that it's simply 60 % + 25 % = 85 % right?

    - (1) So is it FIRST 60% resil. and then 25 % from THAT bc. of Def stance?
    - (2) or is damage - 25 % and then THIS is reduced by 60 % from resil.

    So if I take 100.000 damage is it (1) 100.000 - 60.000 (60 % )= 40.000 and then - 6000 (25 %) = 34000
    or is it (2) 100.000 - 25.000 (25%) = 75.000 and then - 45.000 (60%) = 30.000

    ?

    thx

    EDIT:

    Error with the 6000 - should be 10000.

    So the anser is: it's one after the other (order doesn't matter) and not the two % added.
    Last edited by Crovyn; 2013-01-10 at 04:16 PM.

  2. #2
    Interesting question. I'd like to know this as well

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    If you would use math correctly, you would see that it does not matter.

    you take 100.000 damage. 60% reduction means you only take 40% of the damage. that´s 40k. then you only take 75% of THAT damage, so 30k.
    if you turn it around, you first take 75% of 100k, which is 75k. then you take only 40% of those 75k, which is also 30k.

    You lean that in school pretty early on you know...
    In the end the winner is still the last man standing.

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    100000 * 0.75 * 0.40 = 30000
    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

  5. #5
    x * y * z = x * z * y

    You somehow came to the conclusion that 25% of 40,000 is 6,000 rather than 10,000 in your first calculation.

  6. #6
    omg, I quickly did this, saw the resluts and was wondering, but didn't see the obvious error. Thanks!

    edit:

    but at least I know now that it is definitely not 85% but one after the other which also makes a big difference.

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