# Defensive Stance + Armor

• 10-18-2007, 09:13 AM
Oda
Defensive Stance + Armor
Exactly how does the damage mitigation from defensive stance stack with armor mitigation? I haven't been able to find it anywhere. :)
• 10-18-2007, 09:51 AM
Devro
Blah again. I redid my calculations and I was correct in the first place, lol.

Basically, if you have 50&#37; armor reduction and the mob hits for 2000 damage:

2000 damage * 50% (armor) = 1000 damage
1000 damage * 90% (Defensive Stance) = 900 damage

So in the end, you take 900 damage from a 200 damage hit.
• 10-18-2007, 09:51 AM
Ciderhelm

50&#37; Damage Reduction from Armor with Defensive stance provides 55% Damage Reduction, not 60%.
• 10-18-2007, 09:52 AM
Kazeyonoma
multiplicative.

doesn't really matter what order since its multiplying but lets say you have 60&#37; armor reduction.

so you take X damage * .4 = damage taken after armor reduction, then you take that new value * .9 = damage taken after armor reduction and defensive stance.

Damage * (1-Armor Reduction)(1-Defensive stance)
• 10-18-2007, 11:51 AM
Oda
Ah ha...so I'm further behind the Druids than I hoped.

Thanks. :)
• 10-18-2007, 01:09 PM
nethervoid
If the mob can crush, you can never really be behind a druid. hehe Also add parry and block (although not all that great for mitigation).
• 10-18-2007, 05:20 PM
Taelas
Also remember that Defensive Stance works on all damage, not just physical damage.