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Defensive Harmony

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by GenMipps, Jun 27, 2011.

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    Does the deflection bonus from this spell stack with deflection bonuses from my eqiupment (rings, for example)?
     
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    Nope, Defensive Harmony definitely got nerfed here in comparison with the BG games.
     
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    Sir Rechet I speak maths and logic, not stupid Veteran

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    It only gives +4 deflection, so anything below that DOES get upgraded. However, since you pretty much should have Magic Circle vs Evil going on 24/7 as soon as you can, you're effectively looking at +2 AC unless you've found better items so far.
     
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    In a similar vein, do resistance to various elements stack? For a Normal mode game, Oswald can turn Yeti pelts into cold resistant hats, boots, scarves, cloaks and gloves. In that example, would there be any point in giving a character each of those items.

    BTW, thanks for responding so quickly.
     
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    Yes, they do, as will Spell Resistance.

    Welcome to the Boards of Magic btw.
     
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    Beren - you sure about that? I seem to remember when I first played the game that I gave a character multiple cold protection clothing and it did not stack. Then again, I could be completely mistaken or the character screen could have been lying.
     
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    Elemental resistances are always of the x/- type, ie. there's no enhancement levels for elemental damage. Thus they are of the type that stacks.

    Physical damage resistance calculates the x/- type first and adds the best applicable y/+n (such as Stoneskin's 10/+5) on top of it. For example, a stoneskinned level 20 Barbarian (natural 3/- DR) has 13 DR against anything below +5 enhancement, but only 3 against +5 weapons.

    Edit: Another example. A 20th level Monk (natural 20/+1) wears the robe that gives 1/- DR and gets stoneskinned. Thus, he has 21 DR against non-enchanted weapons, 11 DR vs anything between +1 and +4 and only 1 DR vs +5's. Furthermore, if he were to don yet another item giving him 10/+2 DR, he'd retain his effective DR (ie. nothing improves) except* that any +1 weapon hit at him would be protected via the new item instead of eating up from the Stoneskin spell protection.

    * = Or that's at least how *I* would have coded it. Not sure if BIS agrees with me on the last 'except' part.
     
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