Not new, just need clarification

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Hello, I've been playing awhile, but there was something I was always fuzzy on when it came to boss encounters.

It's in regards to boss abilities that share damage.

If you hit a damage-reduction ability, does that mean that the other people "sharing" the damage get hit for more?
10/04/2012 10:45 AMPosted by Mirumahyr
If you hit a damage-reduction ability, does that mean that the other people "sharing" the damage get hit for more?


That would be a really funky mechanic if it did. By the time the damage you are dealt is affected by your damage reduction, it's already been split up. If the game had to redistribute the damage after someone used a damage reduction ability, it would potentially have to recalculate and redistribute it several times for every hit of "shared" damage.

The only way someone else would end up taking damage meant for you is if you used an ability that specifically redirects the damage onto them.
10/04/2012 10:51 AMPosted by Avanna
If you hit a damage-reduction ability, does that mean that the other people "sharing" the damage get hit for more?


That would be a really funky mechanic if it did. By the time the damage you are dealt is affected by your damage reduction, it's already been split up. If the game had to redistribute the damage after someone used a damage reduction ability, it would potentially have to recalculate and redistribute it several times for every hit of "shared" damage.

The only way someone else would end up taking damage meant for you is if you used an ability that specifically redirects the damage onto them.
Cool, thanks a bunch :)

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