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Josia
12-27-2007, 06:40 PM
What's the effect of the +Armor % modifier on items? I've never seemed to notice any change to my character's armor rating (as displayed in the character info frame) due to any +Armor %. For example, if I put on a 20 armor item with +50% armor, my character's armor rating increases by exactly 20.

Is the benefit factored in later? Is it just not being displayed? Am I missing something?

Shadow
12-27-2007, 06:52 PM
A +50% modifier on a piece of armor increases the armor amount on that particular piece of armor. However, it is already factored into the armor amount that it shows you. So in your example the item originally had a 13 or 14 armor and the +50% bonus boosted it up to 20.

Josia
12-27-2007, 10:32 PM
Thanks, Shadow!

FloodSpectre
12-29-2007, 09:50 PM
This also seems to apply to any items with a flat +armor bonus as well, I've noticed. An item with a base 20 armor and a +5 bonus will display 25 as its armor rating already. I wasn't realizing this fact at first either.

(name here)
12-29-2007, 10:14 PM
damage bonuses work this way too.