Originally Posted by ForrestLump
Great post! Thank you, but I do have one question.
Does +30 | +32% magic penetration mean +30 AND +32% or +30 OR +30% magic penetration?
| is an operator that means OR in some languages. I am not talking about C/C++ (even though it is similar ||).
oh, sorrythat's how it shows up in the character sheet in games. "x | y" translates as "x flat penetration and y % penetration" when i use it. so the scenario to which i was referring would be 7.8 | 8% before and 37.8 | 40% after, and both get applied in damage calculations with the % happening first.
example of the former case versus a target with 100 magic resist:
100 - 8% = 92
92 - 7.8 = 84.2
example of the latter case versus a target with 100 magic resist:
100 - 40% = 60
60 - 37.8 = 22.2
so you'd be penetrating 62 more magic resist with those items against a target with 100 magic resist.