"Reduce Damage" abilities calculate before or after critical damage?

  • Geryth's Avatar Uther 95 10 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    When an ability such as Anduin's Holy Word: Salvation has wording that says "Your humans take two less damage this turn" it help mitigate critical damage?

    What I mean is this: Say an ability does 10 damage and 20 critical damage.

    Does Anduin's damage reduction apply this like:

    (Ability Damage * Critical Damage) - Damage Reduction = Total Damage

    (10 * 2) - 2 = 18 damage

    or like this:

    (Ability Damage - Damage Reduction) * Critical Damage = Total Damage

    (10 - 2) * 2 = 16 damage

  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 850 671 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Just tried it out: Anduin used "Reduce 5 damage do Humans", then took 0 damage from a 5 damage attack from a Green guy. If it were (Ability Damage * Critical Damage) - Damage Reduction = Total Damage, it would have been (5 * 2) - 5 = 5 damage, so it's the 2nd option.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1485 3309 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The reduction happens before the double damage is applied. Seen it happen too many times, with Mutanus scales, and the treasure that reduces damage.

  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Barrens Sleuth 1970 2498 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Well, it makes sense, since double damage is not say once 32dmg, but twice 16dmg. The visuals do show 32, but you can see how it changed during the animation, so damage reduction subtracts damage from both parts = it does reduce double the amount vs double dmg taken.

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