Diablo® III

So how does the new defense system work ??

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I wasn't a big fan of the D2 defense system, I hated how running made your defense rating drop so low. Anyways, does anyone have any info on the new system ? I saw that the defense attribute works the same as damage reduction in D2. But how does armor rating affect defense ?
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No one has any insight ?
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85 Draenei Shaman
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I'm pretty sure it's a straight up flat % value reduction to all damage you receive.
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The way I understand it from questions I have asked during live streams is that:

Defense adds to a flat damage reduction %

Armor adds to a separate physical damage reduction %

So, Defense will protect you from a certain % of all damage, while Armor reduces only physical damage.

Hope this helps.
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Defense doesn't give you a lesser chance to be hit in this game like how Diablo 2 did it. There's still shield block chances and blocking reduces damage by an amount based on your shield.

For everything else, see the post above.
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this is one of those things that should be made more explicit in-game.. i hate things that leave me guessing
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Thanks everyone, this sounds much better than the D2 defense system.
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