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I don't understand " ignore" or " bypass armor"

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I don't understand " ignore" or " bypass armor"

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tortcat
12.16.2013 , 02:26 PM | #1
Can a Dev, or anyone clarify this for me? I just don't follow what it means when a ability, like a railgun for example, totoaly ignores or bypass's the armor .

I mean You have shield, engine and Hull.

Now I could understand better if say there were components that got damaged individually , like a blaster or a railgun but we dont have that.


Your hull goes yellow then red then you die.

So what "does" ignore armor mean??

Ignore Shield, sure, that makes sense. As stuff passes thru and damages the hull.

But ignore armor?? I don't get it as armor does nothing but add hps to your hull.


Can anyone make sense of this for me please?


Thanks!

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Nempo
12.16.2013 , 02:27 PM | #2
ignoring and/or bypassing armor means that the attack will do ignore the given amount of enemy damage reduction.

Their are hull upgrades for damage reduction instead of hp or evasion increases.
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Yorumi
12.16.2013 , 02:28 PM | #3
There's a stat for damage reduction, that's armor which is what these things are ignoring. Look at deflective armor for example.

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tortcat
12.16.2013 , 02:31 PM | #4
Ahhhhh... ok. Now I understand, makes sense.

Thanks for the replies you two.

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Nemarus
12.16.2013 , 02:33 PM | #5
Turrets have over 50% damage reduction (armor). The most significant use an armor-piercing weapon has is against turrets.
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Yorumi
12.16.2013 , 02:35 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Nemarus View Post
Turrets have over 50% damage reduction (armor). The most significant use an armor-piercing weapon has is against turrets.
If there wern't so many common weapons with armor ignore you'd see more strikes with 30-40% armor. Right now it's kind of pointless since half the weapons ignore it anyway.