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'''Armor''' is an attribute shared by all units. Armor is used to determine the amount of [[damage]] reduction a unit takes from damage (if it's Physical Armor) and energy damage (if it's Energy Damage) sources. Higher armor values reduce more damage. Armor is increased with each level or with certain abilities and items.
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'''Armor''' is an attribute shared by all units. Armor is used to determine the amount of [[damage]] reduction a unit takes from basic attack (if it's Basic Attack Armor) and ability damage (if it's Ability Damage Armor) sources. Higher armor values reduce more damage. Armor is increased with each level or with certain abilities and items.
   
 
== Armor Types ==
 
== Armor Types ==
There are two types of armor: {{Stat|Physical Armor}} and {{Stat|Energy Armor}}. They function similarly, except Physical Armor will only reduce damage from physical damage and is only affected from physical penetration and shred, while Energy Armor will only reduce damage from energy damage and be affected from energy penetration and shred.
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There are two types of armor: {{Stat|Basic Attack Armor}} and {{Stat|Ability Armor}}. They function similarly, except Basic Attack Armor will only reduce damage from basic attack damage and is only affected from basic attack penetration and shred, while Ability Armor will only reduce damage from ability damage and be affected from ability penetration and shred.
   
== Damage reduction ==
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== Damage Reduction ==
[[File:Damagereduction.png|thumb|215px|Damage reduction values]] All units, including [[Structures]], have an inherent armor value. Any damage dealt to a unit suffers a damage reduction depending on the target's armor.
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[[File:Damagereduction.png|thumb|209x209px|Damage reduction values]] All units, including [http://paragon.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Structures Structures], have an inherent armor value. Any damage dealt to a unit suffers a damage reduction depending on the target's armor.
   
 
The formula to calculate a hero's damage reduction is:
 
The formula to calculate a hero's damage reduction is:
<math>\color{Gray}{DR = A-AP/(100+(A-AP)+10\times(HL-1))}</math>
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:<span style="font-size:1.5em;font-family:Cambria,serif">(''A''&nbsp;&minus; ''AP'')/(100&nbsp;+ (''A''&nbsp;&minus; ''AP'')&nbsp;+ 10&nbsp;&times; (''HL''&nbsp;&minus; 1))</span>
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<!-- Originally used this TeX, but font rendering was weird <math>\color{Gray}{DR = A-AP/(100+(A-AP)+10\times(HL-1))}</math> -->
 
Where:
 
Where:
* DR is damage reduction
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* ''DR'' is damage reduction
* A is armor
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* ''A'' is armor
* AP is armor penetration
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* ''AP'' is armor penetration
* HL is Hero Level
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* ''HL'' is Hero Level
   
In Paragon, the cap on this number is 100% damage reduction, but it requires an infinite amount of armor to truly reach the cap.
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In simple terms, for every unit of armor you have, you gain the equivalent of 1% health in damage reduction against the corresponding type of damage (e.g. having 110 Physical Armor makes you 110% harder to kill with Physical Damage). Additionally, heroes innately gain the equivalent of 10 armor per level in damage reduction, which is exempt from Armor Penetration.
   
== Armor Penetration ==
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The cap on this value is 100% damage reduction, but it requires an infinite amount of armor to reach the cap, making it impossible to obtain perfect damage reduction.
Armor Penetration makes your abilities ignore armor equal to it's value. Penetration higher than enemy's Armor has no effect.
 
 
== Armor Shred ==
 
Armor Shred reduce the target's Armor equal to it's value. The difference between Shred and Penetration is that Shred also reduces armor for all friendly units, allowing them to deal more damage to the target.
 
 
Armor Shred stacks with Armor Penetration.
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 13:49, January 6, 2018

Armor is an attribute shared by all units. Armor is used to determine the amount of damage reduction a unit takes from basic attack (if it's Basic Attack Armor) and ability damage (if it's Ability Damage Armor) sources. Higher armor values reduce more damage. Armor is increased with each level or with certain abilities and items.

Armor Types Edit

There are two types of armor: Basic Armor and Ability Armor. They function similarly, except Basic Attack Armor will only reduce damage from basic attack damage and is only affected from basic attack penetration and shred, while Ability Armor will only reduce damage from ability damage and be affected from ability penetration and shred.

Damage Reduction Edit

Damagereduction

Damage reduction values

All units, including Structures, have an inherent armor value. Any damage dealt to a unit suffers a damage reduction depending on the target's armor.

The formula to calculate a hero's damage reduction is:

(A − AP)/(100 + (A − AP) + 10 × (HL − 1))

Where:

  • DR is damage reduction
  • A is armor
  • AP is armor penetration
  • HL is Hero Level

In simple terms, for every unit of armor you have, you gain the equivalent of 1% health in damage reduction against the corresponding type of damage (e.g. having 110 Physical Armor makes you 110% harder to kill with Physical Damage). Additionally, heroes innately gain the equivalent of 10 armor per level in damage reduction, which is exempt from Armor Penetration.

The cap on this value is 100% damage reduction, but it requires an infinite amount of armor to reach the cap, making it impossible to obtain perfect damage reduction.

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