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Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

Discussion in 'Wizard' started by Synik, Mar 30, 2012. | Replies: 7 | Views: 1649

  1. Synik

    Synik IncGamers Member

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    Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    Does Diamind Skin absorb before or after mitigation?

    I was looking around for the answer and didn't see it.
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    galzohar IncGamers Member

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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    I think "before" would be pretty silly, but you never know. In either case it definitely can make a big difference and thus it's a good question worth testing as soon as possible :)
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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    Probably after stuff like armor and resistances but before some others, such as Force Armor, though I'm just speculating.
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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    Thanks for the attempts, gents. I've been hoping that the absorption is post-mitigation for obvious reasons, but you never know. I was banking on some savvy individual with a heart of gold and beta access to check it out, but its looking like release day testing is more likely.

    I've been toying around with a "up in their face" style wizard build, with plans to teleport into packs of mobs. I'd rather know how much diamond skin can be relied on before I do that with a hardcore character! Then again the whole thing might be a terrible idea depending on how arcane torrent / death blossom behaves...but it looks like fun to me. =)

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#WQeXSO!gca!caZZcc
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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    For some reason it didn't occur to me to test this so far. I'll rectify this tonight. :)


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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    After some testing, I can say with absolute certainty, that damage mitigation comes before Diamond Skin.

    This was very apparent when I gathered up 9-10 crawling torsos and let them beat me up, first naked, then in full armor. When I was naked Diamond Skin never hold out for its full duration. However when I equipped my gear, it always lasted for 6 seconds. Also, damage can be fully blocked during Diamond Skin as well.
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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    Thanks, HardRock!

    That is some pretty excellent and exciting news for me. I'm starting to get my hopes up for a melee wizard build. With block and armor mitigation taking place before diamond skin, it is fair to say resistances and any flat damage reduction would as well (not sure if this is in the game?). Between dodge, block, armor, resistances and diamond skin, the wizard shall reign supreme in melee. Consider it so!
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    Re: Does Diamind Skin Absorb Before or After Mitigation?

    Good to hear, though we're always hoping for balance. I like it more like that, it adds gear depth.

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