Originally Posted by

**gogoo**
Thanks for all the info!

It doesn't always last the same number of hits?

If not, I suppose it might depend on the caster's alliance and sentinel level and the attacker's damage... CA works in mysterious ways sometimes...

In my example from a GB test, when "X protected Y for 424 damage and resisted 145 damage", Y took 0 dmg and X took 279 dmg which was exactly 424 - 145.

So the caster doesn't take the full protected dmg, he takes the difference between the protected and the resisted dmg.

And thus if resisted dmg > protected dmg, the caster shouldn't take any dmg.

From what I could see, Protected and Resisted dmg are not "separate". You can protect for a maximum amount => that's the dmg that is removed from the target (and if the attack's dmg < protect max amount, the target takes 0 dmg), and then before the caster takes this dmg to himself, you subtract the resisted dmg from the amount of protected dmg; and thus, if the attacker has a huge dmg rune, leading to a huge resisted amount, it may nullify the dmg to the caster (which might have never been intended to happen in the first place since damage runes didn't even exist at first).

That's my understanding of it now.

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In your example, you protect for a max of 1273 HP and resist for 54 dmg + 20% of Attacker's Damage Rune.

"Versions Of Violence protected Oliver for 1111 damage and resisted 1422 damage."

1422 - 54 = 1368

1368 / 0.2 = 6840

That would mean that for this to happen, the attacker's dmg rune should give him +6840 dmg. No one has a rune like this, so I assume that was someone with his dmg rune boosted by Confidence for instance and so it looks like Sentinel's 20% resistance takes that boost into account, and not only the dmg rune base value.

Since you protected for 1111 dmg, I assume it wasn't the first hit on the target (otherwise he would have been protected for 1273 HP).

And if the attacker's dmg rune was giving him +6840 dmg, that means that Oliver took at least 6840 - 1111 = 5729 dmg from this attack? (not counting base dmg and maybe other stuff).

And you (VoV) didn't take any damage because 1111 - 1422 < 0.

All in all, you reduced the dmg taken by Oliver by 1111, and didn't take any dmg yourself.

It's all "theoretical" thinking so I may be way off, idk.