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# Calculating the effect of resistances

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### #1 Avair

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:28 PM

Based on warcraft's resistance information table here, which is valid only for lvl 50 spells, I have put together an area chart that shows how your % to resist a spell changes as you gain.

Note when resisting a spell (i.e. Resistance Check) you have 1 of 5 possible outcomes, you either resist 100, 75, 50, 25 or 0% of the spell. Now the chance for each outcome chances according to some formula based on your resist score. But there is nothing here that would indicate that 226 is hugely better than 224 for example.

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This doesn't tell us the scores for a lvl 63 mob, where presumablly 315 is the max benificial resist. Blizzards choice of 250 for a level 50 player scales exactly with other skills, where each level gains 5 pts/level. So 300 for lvl 60 spell, and 315 for a lvl 63 spell.

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What's next
Presumably, somebody smarter than i can figure out the slopes on those curves and starting with 315 as a max, figure out what the X axis is for the rest of the chart if we were to figure this out for lvl 63 spells (which is what most of us care about).

Does this jive well with other ppls experiences?

### #2 Praetorian

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:32 PM

What is there to figure out? Resists are capped at 5*level for an average 75% mitigation. They are not tiered, and going from 310 to 311 FR will slightly decrease the average damage Vael's Fire Nova does to you. That's pretty much all there is to it. There is no "X-axis" beyond what you've plotted. At level 50, that graph is complete. At level 63, just change the hash marks to 63, 126, 189, 262, and 315, and it's accurate.

### #3 Avair

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:40 PM

I agree, the chart in question is complete for level 50 spells.

The question is what does the chart for level 63 spells look like. It just felt like a really simplisitic assumption that I could just add 65 pts to the top end of the scale and that every thing else would just work, without some math to back it up.

### #4 Praetorian

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:44 PM

I agree, the chart in question is complete for level 50 spells.

The question is what does the chart for level 63 spells look like. It just felt like a really simplisitic assumption that I could just add 65 pts to the top end of the scale and that every thing else would just work, without some math to back it up.

At level 63, just change the hash marks to 63, 126, 189, 262, and 315, and it's accurate.

We've had in-depth discussions of resist mechanics on this forum before -- no new ground to break here.

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