Defense is one of the 4 basic characteristics of your Character. It protects your character from incoming damage. In a few words, the more Defense points you have, the less damage you get.
The Defense characteristic of your Character is split between 2 components: Basic Defense and Armor Defense.
It blocks a certain percentage of the incoming damage dealt to your character. You can increase your basic Defense points by leveling up ‘Defense’ characteristic or wearing better rings, amulets, and backpacks. The rest of the unblocked damage is divided between four parts of your armor.
It determines what amount of damage the armor will absorb. The more damage is absorbed, the less HP your character loses, yet the more armor durability gets reduced. The total HP loss is a sum of damage unabsorbed by a hat, a jacket, pants, and boots.
- By the way, armor with a higher ‘Defense’ stat is more durable.
- In practice, this means that high-level armor will last much longer in low-level locations. But at the same time, beginners’ armor will get damaged fast in high-level locations! So, choose your equipment wisely!
- The armor protects each body part individually. So it's important to be fully equipped, cowboys!
- Your armor gets damaged depending on the amount of absorbed damage (not the number of hits taken).