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Maim mechanics

FrancisCrawford
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What kinds of damage do Minor and Major Maim NOT reduce?

Obviously, they wouldn't be relevant to damage that has nothing to do with enemies, e.g. from falls or environmental lava or whatever. But are there any kinds of enemy-caused damage that bypass Maim debuffs?
  • Mayrael
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    What kinds of damage do Minor and Major Maim NOT reduce?

    Obviously, they wouldn't be relevant to damage that has nothing to do with enemies, e.g. from falls or environmental lava or whatever. But are there any kinds of enemy-caused damage that bypass Maim debuffs?

    Oblivion damage is one that comes to my mind.
    I am doing my best, but I am not a native speaker, sorry.

  • FrancisCrawford
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    nm
    Edited by FrancisCrawford on September 3, 2019 11:18AM
  • FrancisCrawford
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    Mayrael wrote: »
    What kinds of damage do Minor and Major Maim NOT reduce?

    Obviously, they wouldn't be relevant to damage that has nothing to do with enemies, e.g. from falls or environmental lava or whatever. But are there any kinds of enemy-caused damage that bypass Maim debuffs?

    Oblivion damage is one that comes to my mind.

    Thanks!

    Shifting focus -- what about environmental-like damage in endgame boss fights? E.g.:
    • The lightning walls in the final WGT (Molag Kena) fight?
    • The electrified water and/or the standard Nereid-style AoE circles in the final Arx Corinium fight?
  • ghastley
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    Maim doesn't reduce damage received, it only reduces the damage dealt. You have to apply maim to the source of the damage to reduce it, and that can only be done to an actor. It may only reduce weapon damage, not spell damage, but I'm not certain of that part.

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