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DD Questions

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:04 pm
by DarthThomas48
Three Questions here:

1) Does Epic Confluence count as an extra D20 for shield bash?

2) How does the math work/stack on Shield Bash DMG bonus (+25 Tower Shield, +25 Pulverize, +20 dd set shield)

3) How does DR Stack (DD, feat, Set items) and does DR work on spell dmg?

Thank you Devs for all the work you do!

Re: DD Questions

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:49 am
by DarthThomas48
Anyone?

Re: DD Questions

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:16 pm
by Samyx
No idea on any of them

Re: DD Questions

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:20 pm
by kc2345
Only Brumm can definitively answer #1 and #2, as he did the programming. The numbers for bash are variable, and it would take a lot of testing to determine if there was an extra d20, or if taking both Pulverize and a tower shield added +50% (additive) or +56% (multiplicative).

For #3, DR stacking is a bit of a mess, but is detailed in the nwn2wiki. It works vs spells that do physical damage, like Creeping Doom, but does nothing vs non-physical damage spells.

Re: DD Questions

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:13 pm
by DarthThomas48
As usual, Thank you KC!

Re: DD Questions

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:04 am
by Brumm
DarthThomas48 wrote:Three Questions here:
1) Does Epic Confluence count as an extra D20 for shield bash?


Your Epic Relevel just determines the dice cap of Shield Bash but Epic Confluence is taken into account for that. So Epic Confluence does not increase your damage directly but raises the cap for the maximum dices which are determined by your STR mod. This cap feels a bit artificial but was implemented to scale the damage back on lower levels to prevent one-shotting everything.

DarthThomas48 wrote:Three Questions here:
2) How does the math work/stack on Shield Bash DMG bonus (+25 Tower Shield, +25 Pulverize, +20 dd set shield)


All percent modifiers are added together and are applied afterwards. So in your example your base damage gets increased yb 70%.

DarthThomas48 wrote:Three Questions here:
3) How does DR Stack (DD, feat, Set items) and does DR work on spell dmg?


DR is meant to be just physical DR as far as I know. At least that is how it works in NWN2 like KC pointed out. DR from different sources is not supposed to stack.

Greetings!

Re: DD Questions

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:22 pm
by DarthThomas48
Thank you Brumm, I appreciate the feedback.