Finally got my full set. I still need Lion but I'm set to go with 100% -pdt. I'm pretty excited to give some of these nm's a shot. Thanks for helping a lurker with all the information. Keep posting your solo's. I definitely am looking forward to the challenge.
Oh and Shepherd's Chain was the piece I was missing, what a pain. Only took me 1/6, still a hassle.
congrats on the full set! I'm finishing my 2nd axe so I can keep RR and still get 100% pdt.
I can't think of any visions or scars NM's where I would feel the need for 100% -pdt set, but I can think of several Heroes NM's where I want it:
Emperador de Altepa
anything that just has crazy HIGH physical hits.
Well I have everything: axe x2, neck, head, ferine +2. Thing is, I've seen people in this thread talking about how this is 100% but monsters were still hitting for damage. Long-Barreled Chariot was hitting for 12-26 damage earlier (this was with DG and earth) and it's special attacks for 100-250 (homing missile). According to other people so far, these hits should have been 0, no? Am I missing something, or are 0 damage hits impossible?
Edit: I do see people saying 0 hits and I don't doubt it. I'm just wondering if there's something I'm missing that they had.
First solo post in thread:
Sedna. Had the KI's sitting in inventory for a while and decided to give it a go. Used Fatso with full pdt set. Used DG/RR/MC. MC was unnecessary, I recommend going for a second DD atma. Hate seemed kind of screwy as he would occasionally turn on me, which was somewhat problematic making it difficult to get into snarl range with its knock back on attack.
Super easy fight, TP'd the entire time and didn't need any pet food. Besides the touch and go pull with all the pugil about and the hate issues, was extremely easy. Edited, Feb 23rd 2011 4:10am by Paskil
Remember this is -100% Physical damage taken. Sedna does magic. Plenty of NM's do magic. Magic will still hurt.
This set will only reduce magical damage by 70%.
-mdt or -pdt don't affect slip damage either (bio, poison, dia, etc) So don't bother trying this on Chillwing Hwitti or Bugol Noz.
You can get a 100% -dt by using both Ducal Guard and Winged Gloom (head, legs, neck gear) but the slip damage is quite a pain to deal with. This is probably only useful to hold an NM on a low man situation for other players to zombie kill using atma of the apocalypse, or hold during WS/spell proc then brew after.
This also will not counter slip damage though.
1 other exceptions seems to be Resheph (which I'm rather irritated about) Tarsal slam will still knock pet down to 1 hp. I can't figure out how Resheph is still killing pet after this, because it appears all his moves are physical. I've only been able to save pet a few times thru pet food, or heeling pet on the right timing to dodge it... and he basically does tarsal slam during Meikyou Shisui EVERY SINGLE time he has an excuse to WS....
Also upong review from the Sedna fight example:
DG/RR/MC these atma will not take you to 100% Perhaps the poster means "Full set" as in all the gear he had.. maybe he had all the gear too, but thats only 90% reduction.
Ducal Guard = 50% -dt
Anwig + Shepherds' + Quijotes +1/2 = ~20% -dt
2x Axes = 20% -PDT (physical ONLY)
(Atma of the Winged Gloom is 30% -dt)
So you have 70% reduction of all magical or Physical damage to pet from DG and the main gear.
2 Axes only take you up to 90% -pdt (magical is still 70%)
You need anotehr 10% to cap it out.
Atma of the Lion gives this (along w/ a nice triple attack)
Atma of the Heavens also gives this.
Atma of Tremors and Atma of the Earth Wyrm both give pdt-: Minor
However the limited info told about these says its less than 10%. I tried usuing Earth Wyrm, DG, LION, and I was still taking small amounts of physical damage.
My guess is 5% reduction. A friend tested tremors and said the same. I don't have any hard number though.
emperador de altepa is a good one to test on if you have 1 bst holding and another going back and forth to test atma. Edited, Feb 23rd 2011 5:32am by Xilk Edited, Feb 23rd 2011 5:36am by Xilk