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Old 10-04-2017, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default Official examples of how Semi-Ablative DR works?

Was discussed in 2008 http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=34825 and 2014 http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=121901 and lots of theories were posited but it was kind of unclear on how to interpret B47

Here are some situations I would like to explore with semi-ablative DR 100. Let say the one with it has 9000 HP so they survive a lot that gets past.

1) hit 100 times for 1 DMG
2) hit 10 times for 10 DMG
3) hit 1 time for 100 DMG
4) hit 1 time for 500 DMG

This is all "basic damage" hitting the DR, not due to multipliers from hit location or crits.

"every 10 points of basic damage rolled removes one point of DR" raises questions:

1) rolled in a single blow or a total of 10 across many blows?
2) damage rolled stopped by the DR or also excess damage that goes on to hit HP?

"Regardless of whether or not the attack penetrates DR" as best I can tell means if you do 10 DMG to 20 ablative DR it is reduced to 19.

But not sure what happens if you do 10 DMG to 1 DR. 9 of that hits HP.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Official examples of how Semi-Ablative DR works?

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Was discussed in 2008 http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=34825 and 2014 http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=121901 and lots of theories were posited but it was kind of unclear on how to interpret B47
These threads seem to be quite clear on how to interpret Semi-Ablative DR.

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1) rolled in a single blow or a total of 10 across many blows?
2) damage rolled stopped by the DR or also excess damage that goes on to hit HP?
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Semi-Ablative DR loses DR when hit with a single blow that deals 10+ damage.

This is regardless of if or how many points of damage penetrate the DR.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Official examples of how Semi-Ablative DR works?

Does this mean if you are hit with 10 damage that 1 point of semi-ablative DR is no better than 1 point of Ablative DR?

Any ideas on how to design some which ablates after cumulative damage?
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Does this mean if you are hit with 10 damage that 1 point of semi-ablative DR is no better than 1 point of Ablative DR?
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No better insofar as in both cases DR is set to 0 and 9 damage penetrate.
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