Will spellshards make the enemies magic armor go below zero?
No, spellshards will not make magic armor go below zero.
If they have 5.5 Magic Armor and you have level 3 Spellshards (ignores 6 Magic Armor). It will act as if the enemy has 0 Magic Armor.
But what if I have Harkon's blade?
It's the same here, won't make Magic Armor go below 0. Keyword: Ignores Magic Armor. Harkon's Blade will first apply the -5 Magic Armor debuff and Spellshards will ignore 2/4/6 M.armor after that.
There's a difference between ignoring M.armor and applying a -M.armor debuff.
Will Spellshards damage Devourer/Accursed more if they use Decay/Cauterize?
Yes, Spellshards work for ALL magic damage.
Does it work for Mock of Brilliance?
Yes, all magic damage is amplified.
All, magic, damage.
Note: Spellshards only increase your Magic Damage.
Do Spellshards stack?
The armor reduction stacks, but remember that it will not work beyond 0 magic armor. The cooldown reduction from Spellshards does not stack. Spellshards will also stack with Rhapsody aura.
Spellshards: Mechanics and In-Depth Damage Calculations
- After all other Magic Armor reductions are factored into play, it checks if Adjusted Magic Armor > 0.If Adjusted Magic Armor < 0 , then Spellshards won't factor in its Magic Armor removal.[If it is, then it does Adjusted Magic Armor - <Spellshards Magic Armor Removal Amount>. If that number is less than 0, then it "treats" your attack as though it's hitting a unit with 0 Magic Armor.
Else, it just "treats" your attack as though it's hitting a unit with Magic Armor - <Spellshards Magic Armor Removal Amount>]
*Note: This mechanic only works for the wielder of Spellshards.
**Note that this mechanic works on all damage that is Magic or a subtype of Magic (ie, SuperiorMagic), independent of the target that is incurring the damage.
Example scenario #1: Positive -> Positive -> Negative
Example scenario #2: Positive -> Positive -> Positive
Example scenario #3: Positive -> Negative -> Negative
Example scenario #4: Negative -> Negative -> Negative
If any question about Spellshards isn't answered in this thread, please ask here.
- Credits to Imbisill for the FAQ
Last edited by MacroHard; 04-17-2012 at 11:18 AM.
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