# Thread: Defensive Stance + Armor

1. Oda
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## 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.

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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.
Last edited by Devro; 10-18-2007 at 09:59 AM.

50&#37; Damage Reduction from Armor with Defensive stance provides 55% Damage Reduction, not 60%.

4. 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)

5. Oda
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Ah ha...so I'm further behind the Druids than I hoped.

Thanks.

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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).

7. Also remember that Defensive Stance works on all damage, not just physical damage.