Diablo® III

max % thorns damage returned without gear?

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with "ignore pain" and the "contempt for weakness" rune we're returning 50% of 65% of the enemy attack. would that be raised to 100% of 65% with the "tough as nails" passive? if so that's a 65% return of enemy damage with ignore pain active. is that the case? also, are there addition thorn sources in barbarian builds i have not found?
Edited by vsympathetic#1431 on 5/14/2012 3:54 PM PDT
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Probably not reflected damage is not the same thing as the Thorn stat. At least that would be my guess.
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does anyone have info on if any thorn-like ability is effected by the passive, or just those effects specifically labeled as thorn?
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Dont you find reflect boring? Seems redundant to me to just reflect damage back at them instead of create your own raw and powerful damage.
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Thorns damage on gear isn't a %. It's a fixed value so it's completely independent from the skills you mention. I think the passive only works with the gear.
Edited by Hoff#1748 on 5/14/2012 6:03 PM PDT
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@Asraemj: variety is the spice of life ;) i cant wait to do some smashing with my barb, but it seems handy to have some thorny goodness to fall back on. i can imagine a fallen swinging a sword at me and having it bounce right back at him off of my giant heaving pecs.

i suppose this thorn business falls in the real of "wait and see"..
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