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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 12
02-24-2012, 10:54 AM
Originally Posted by lemonprise
Oh so the damage resistance on the equipment get cut down since I am not fully skilled in defense?
No. Defense and Damage resistance are two methods of damage mitigation. But they go about it differently. Defense (which counters Accuracy and vice versa) is a measure of avoiding being hit entirely via ToHit roll. If you get missed, you "dodged" the attack: no damage. Damage Resistance kicks in when you actually are hit. Damage resistance will reduce the amount of damage that your take.

The amount of reduction is governed by this equation:

base damage / ( 1 + (<resistance total> / 100 ) = damage taken.

Resistance total the total of applicable resistance from armor consoles, ability, buffs, etc. As an example if you have +50 Damage Resistance for vs Disruptor damage. From a 100 pts hit, you would take 100 / ( 1 + (50/100) ) = 100 / 1.5 = 66.666 pt.