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How do absorbs work

AuthorMessage
Survivor
Oct 11, 2009
37
Delver
Jul 30, 2009
254
scorch68 wrote:
Specifically, do absorbs protect shields or do shields protect absorbs?


I take it you're referring to the Life absorb shield that lets you absorb 400 damage points with no injury?

Basically, the shields help lower the damage done to the absorbs so the absorbs last longer in attacks. The only thing the absorbs don't protect you from are the death spells that suck life out of you to pass back to the caster.

Survivor
Jul 10, 2009
17
scorch68 wrote:
Specifically, do absorbs protect shields or do shields protect absorbs?


To answer your question, directly, It depends on which shield was cast first. Shields are used in REVERSE order of when they were cast. For instance, if you have a 400 absorb shield, cast, then a 50% tower shield, and your opponent cast a 500 damage spell, it will only do 250 damage to your absorb shield, and it will have 150 remaining damage to absorb.

If the Tower shield was cast first, and then the absorb shield, and you are attacked for 500 damage, your absorb shield will be destroyed, with 100 damage remaining, and that would be halved by your tower shield, and you will take 50 damage, and have neither the tower or absorb shield.

Hope this helps!

Regards,
Ravenfell

Survivor
Oct 11, 2009
37
Squire
Dec 21, 2008
563
They make you lose 0 life points and anything up to 400 or 500. And if you pass a lot of times with ice armor, it will absorb alot of attacks.

Caroline Sunbright
Grandmaster theurgist