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#1 Mar 15 2011 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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i'm a thf looking for advise on some add effect kilas. from alot of the stuff i read magic acc/eva and magic att/def are basically the same thing. This is very confusing, so i came to the red mage forums for answers. Magic acc/evasion imo sounds like it pertains to enfeebles, where as magic att/def sounds more like nukes. so for discussions sake, lets say i'm tanking a mob that nukes alot, should i go for a magic evasion set up or a magic def set up? Same for the opposite, a mob that enfeebles alot? other scenarios that would help clear up my confusion would be helpful, what ever works best really ^_^

if they really are the same, whey would they put Noesis helm in with +4 mag def and +4 mag evasion?
#2 Mar 15 2011 at 9:28 AM Rating: Default
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Magic Evasion refers to resistance, this includes enfeebles (outright resisting them in some cases) and nukes (seeing a higher chance for partial resists 1/2,1/4,1/8)

Magic Defense is applied to only damage nukes, and is compared to MAB. If a you have 0 MDB you take 100% of the spells damage, if you have 20MDB you take 80% of the spells damage. If you have 50% MAB and a MOB has 20% MDB, you effectively have 25%MAB. 1.5/1.2 = 1.25.

Edited, Mar 15th 2011 11:34am by rdmcandie
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#3 Mar 16 2011 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
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rdmcandie wrote:
if you have 20MDB you take 80% of the spells damage.

Actually, 100/120 = 83%
#4lynnminmay, Posted: Mar 19 2011 at 1:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Completely wrong. A good comparison is magic evasion vs evasion and magic accuracy vs accuracy. The main difference would be that acc=evasion happens at 75% hitrate while magic acc= magic eva happens at 50% magic hit rate.
#5rdmcandie, Posted: Mar 20 2011 at 8:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Please stop being stupid.
#7 Mar 23 2011 at 11:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Until you get to the point where you care about the fact that rounding occurs during certain portions of the magic damage calculation, MDB and MAB have not a **** thing to do with each other. They are simply two factors, and multiplication is associative. MAB does not have a place in this discussion.
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