View Full Version : Sand Wraith - dissipation timing?

12-04-2009, 09:14 PM
When does dissipation trigger relative to armor, -damage from shields or evasion effects? In other words, in these scenarios, how much damage would be reflected by level 4 Dissipation (20% of 'incoming damage')?

100 damage attack, armor reduces actual damage to 50 - do I reflect 20 or 10?

100 damage attack, Helm of the Black Legion reduces to 60 - do I reflect 20 or 12?

100 damage attack, evaded thanks to Wingbow - do I reflect 20 or 0?

Any other interesting interactions here to be aware of?

12-04-2009, 09:19 PM

1 Evasion
2 Deflection (block)
3 Armor type
4 Armor Value
5 Hero Ability damage mitigation (Dissipation, Armadillo, Electric Shield, etc.)

You might want to comb to through SyyRaaaN's Sand Wraith Guide (http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=32166) if you want to know other things about Dissipation specifically, like that you dissipate 25% of your HP as damage before you die assuming no regen (this is because of the 20% reduction in damage you take.) Lot's of nifty stuff in that guide and in a number of the posts in the thread.

12-04-2009, 09:23 PM
So in other words, Dissipation triggers last and thus combines poorly with any form of tanking besides HP stacking?

12-04-2009, 09:25 PM
What Schizo said. So essentially yeah, the damage reduced is usually much lower than the original unreduced damage.