Armor and Elements Explained

TimeMasterTimeMaster Member, Early Access
edited March 17 in Community Guides

Armor

Every point of Armor provides 1% effective health against the attacks of the same damage type. Armor grants damage reduction against a type of damage. It can also be expressed as following: if you have 1000 Health Points (HP), each armor point grants 10 Effective Health Points (EHP) (1%).

Armor applies to both, Heroes and Enemies. All Heroes have 0 armor as base, most enemies too. Armor doesn't have a cap in either direction.

There are 6 types of armor, one for each element/damage type in the game: PhysicalIce/frostFireArcane and Lightning. The Sixth type of armor is Magical, which englobes the last four, magic armor gives armor against all four magic elements.

Physical, Lightning, Fire, Arcane and Ice Armor Icons

Armor can have positive and negative numbers, a positive amount of armor translates in a greater EHP and has an equivalent damage reduction in %. A negative amount of armor means a lower EHP than your HP and therefore a damage amplification.

Below you can see a brief table with some of the most used armor values in the game and their equivalents to damage reduction or amplification:

ArmorDamage Reduction (%) ArmorDamage Amplification (%) 
65,66-65,66
87,41-87,41
1210,71-1210,71
1513,04-1513,04
2520,00-2520,00
5033,33-5033,33
10050,00-10050,00
15060,00-15060,00


Armor Calculator

For an Armor Calculator visit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wrdNFXoZ-eEcjTAICZ6M3NWN3tiFDN2tdByc2DkZqYQ/edit#gid=1174861811

Physical Armor

Physical Armor reduces the damage taken/dealt from Physical attacks. This includes Physical Heroes, Physical Minions, Physical Traps, etc.

Sources to obtain Physical Armor:


Ways of reducing enemies' Physical Armor:


Enemies with Physical Armor:

Magical Armor

Magic Armor reduces the damage taken/dealt from Magical attacks. Magical attacks include all the elements: Ice, Fire, Lightning and Arcane. This includes Magical Heroes, Magical Minions, Magical Traps, etc.

Sources to obtain Magic Armor:


Enemies with Magic Armor:


Ice Armor

Ice Armor reduces the damage taken/dealt from Frost attacks. This includes Frost Heroes, Frost Damage Minions, Frost Traps, etc.

Enemies with Ice Armor:


Fire Armor

Fire Armor reduces the damage taken/dealt from Fire attacks. This includes Fire Heroes, Fire Damage Minions, Fire Traps, etc.

Ways of reducing enemies' Fire Armor:


Enemies with Fire Armor:


Lightning Armor

Lightning Armor reduces the damage taken/dealt from Lightning attacks. This includes Lightning Heroes, Lightning Damage Minions, Lightning Traps, etc.

Enemies with Lightning Armor:


Arcane Armor

Arcane Armor reduces the damage taken/dealt from Arcane attacks. This includes Arcane Heroes, Arcane Damage Minions, Arcane Traps, etc.

Ways of reducing enemies' Arcane Armor:

  • -12 Per Arcane Debuff stack (max 5 stacks, -60 armor). Every Arcane attack from any source adds a stack of this debuff to the target.


Enemies with Arcane Armor:

Positive Armor

As stated erlier, armor can have positive and negative numbers, a positive amount of armor translates in a greater EHP and has an equivalent damage reduction in %.

The EHP gain from each armor point is constant, always 1%. If you expand the table below you can see a more detailed information about positive armor, the equivalent of damage reduction and the EHP:


 ArmorDamage Reduction (%)Change (%)EHPEHP change
10,990,99101010
21,960,97102010
32,910,95103010
43,850,93104010
54,760,92105010
65,660,90106010
76,540,88107010
87,410,87108010
98,260,85109010
109,090,83110010
119,910,82111010
1210,710,80112010
1311,500,79113010
1412,280,78114010
1513,040,76115010
1613,790,75116010
1714,530,74117010
1815,250,72118010
1915,970,71119010
2016,670,70120010
2117,360,69121010
2218,030,68122010
2318,700,67123010
2419,350,66124010
2520,000,65125010
2620,630,63126010
2721,260,62127010
2821,880,62128010
2922,480,61129010
3023,080,60130010
3123,660,59131010
3224,240,58132010
3324,810,57133010
3425,370,56134010
3525,930,55135010
3626,470,54136010
3727,010,54137010
3827,540,53138010
3928,060,52139010
4028,570,51140010
4129,080,51141010
4229,580,50142010
4330,070,49143010
4430,560,49144010
4531,030,48145010
4631,510,47146010
4731,970,47147010
4832,430,46148010
4932,890,45149010
5033,330,45150010
5133,770,44151010
5234,210,44152010
5334,640,43153010
5435,060,42154010
5535,480,42155010
5635,900,41156010
5736,310,41157010
5836,710,40158010
5937,110,40159010
6037,500,39160010
6137,890,39161010
6238,270,38162010
6338,650,38163010
6439,020,37164010
6539,390,37165010
6639,760,37166010
6740,120,36167010
6840,480,36168010
6940,830,35169010
7041,180,35170010
7141,520,34171010
7241,860,34172010
7342,200,34173010
7442,530,33174010
7542,860,33175010
7643,180,32176010
7743,500,32177010
7843,820,32178010
7944,130,31179010
8044,440,31180010
8144,750,31181010
8245,050,30182010
8345,360,30183010
8445,650,30184010
8545,950,29185010
8646,240,29186010
8746,520,29187010
8846,810,28188010
8947,090,28189010
9047,370,28190010
9147,640,28191010
9247,920,27192010
9348,190,27193010
9448,450,27194010
9548,720,26195010
9648,980,26196010
9749,240,26197010
9849,490,26198010
9949,750,25199010
10050,000,25200010
10150,250,25201010
10250,500,25202010
10350,740,24203010
10450,980,24204010
10551,220,24205010
10651,460,24206010
10751,690,23207010
10851,920,23208010
10952,150,23209010
11052,380,23210010
11152,610,23211010
11252,830,22212010
11353,050,22213010
11453,270,22214010
11553,490,22215010
11653,700,22216010
11753,920,21217010
11854,130,21218010
11954,340,21219010
12054,550,21220010
12154,750,21221010
12254,950,20222010
12355,160,20223010
12455,360,20224010
12555,560,20225010
12655,750,20226010
12755,950,19227010
12856,140,19228010
12956,330,19229010
13056,520,19230010
13156,710,19231010
13256,900,19232010
13357,080,18233010
13457,260,18234010
13557,450,18235010
13657,630,18236010
13757,810,18237010
13857,980,18238010
13958,160,18239010
14058,330,17240010
14158,510,17241010
14258,680,17242010
14358,850,17243010
14459,020,17244010
14559,180,17245010
14659,350,17246010
14759,510,16247010
14859,680,16248010
14959,840,16249010
15060,000,16250010
15160,160,16251010
15260,320,16252010
15360,470,16253010
15460,630,16254010
15560,780,15255010
15660,940,15256010
15761,090,15257010
15861,240,15258010
15961,390,15259010
16061,540,15260010
16161,690,15261010
16261,830,15262010
16361,980,15263010
16462,120,14264010
16562,260,14265010
16662,410,14266010
16762,550,14267010
16862,690,14268010
16962,830,14269010
17062,960,14270010
17163,100,14271010
17263,240,14272010
17363,370,13273010
17463,500,13274010
17563,640,13275010
17663,770,13276010
17763,900,13277010
17864,030,13278010
17964,160,13279010
18064,290,13280010
18164,410,13281010
18264,540,13282010
18364,660,13283010
18464,790,12284010
18564,910,12285010
18665,030,12286010
18765,160,12287010
18865,280,12288010
18965,400,12289010
19065,520,12290010
19165,640,12291010
19265,750,12292010
19365,870,12293010
19465,990,12294010
19566,100,12295010
19666,220,11296010
19766,330,11297010
19866,440,11298010
19966,560,11299010
20066,670,11300010


Negative Armor

Unlike positive armor, negative armor means that the damage taken is greater, the damage is amplified instead of reduced. Which means that the EHP from negative armor is also negative, lower than the base HP.

For negative armor, the EHP loss from each negative armor point is not constant. If you expand the table below you can see a more detailed information about positive armor, the equivalent of damage reduction and the EHP:


 ArmorDamage Amplification (%)Change (%)EHPEHP change
-10.990.99990-10
-21.960.97981-9
-32.910.95972-9
-43.850.93963-9
-54.760.92955-8
-65.660.90946-8
-76.540.88939-8
-87.410.87931-8
-98.260.85924-7
-109.090.83917-7
-119.910.82910-7
-1210.710.80903-7
-1311.500.79897-6
-1412.280.78891-6
-1513.040.76885-6
-1613.790.75879-6
-1714.530.74873-6
-1815.250.72868-5
-1915.970.71862-5
-2016.670.70857-5
-2117.360.69852-5
-2218.030.68847-5
-2318.700.67842-5
-2419.350.66838-5
-2520.000.65833-5
-2620.630.63829-4
-2721.260.62825-4
-2821.880.62821-4
-2922.480.61816-4
-3023.080.60813-4
-3123.660.59809-4
-3224.240.58805-4
-3324.810.57801-4
-3425.370.56798-4
-3525.930.55794-4
-3626.470.54791-3
-3727.010.54787-3
-3827.540.53784-3
-3928.060.52781-3
-4028.570.51778-3
-4129.080.51775-3
-4229.580.50772-3
-4330.070.49769-3
-4430.560.49766-3
-4531.030.48763-3
-4631.510.47760-3
-4731.970.47758-3
-4832.430.46755-3
-4932.890.45753-3
-5033.330.45750-3
-5133.770.44748-2
-5234.210.44745-2
-5334.640.43743-2
-5435.060.42740-2
-5535.480.42738-2
-5635.900.41736-2
-5736.310.41734-2
-5836.710.40731-2
-5937.110.40729-2
-6037.500.39727-2
-6137.890.39725-2
-6238.270.38723-2
-6338.650.38721-2
-6439.020.37719-2
-6539.390.37717-2
-6639.760.37716-2
-6740.120.36714-2
-6840.480.36712-2
-6940.830.35710-2
-7041.180.35708-2
-7141.520.34707-2
-7241.860.34705-2
-7342.200.34703-2
-7442.530.33702-2
-7542.860.33700-2
-7643.180.32698-2
-7743.500.32697-2
-7843.820.32695-2
-7944.130.31694-2
-8044.440.31692-1
-8144.750.31691-1
-8245.050.30689-1
-8345.360.30688-1
-8445.650.30687-1
-8545.950.29685-1
-8646.240.29684-1
-8746.520.29682-1
-8846.810.28681-1
-8947.090.28680-1
-9047.370.28679-1
-9147.640.28677-1
-9247.920.27676-1
-9348.190.27675-1
-9448.450.27674-1
-9548.720.26672-1
-9648.980.26671-1
-9749.240.26670-1
-9849.490.26669-1
-9949.750.25668-1
-10050.000.25667-1
-10150.250.25666-1
-10250.500.25664-1
-10350.740.24663-1
-10450.980.24662-1
-10551.220.24661-1
-10651.460.24660-1
-10751.690.23659-1
-10851.920.23658-1
-10952.150.23657-1
-11052.380.23656-1
-11152.610.23655-1
-11252.830.22654-1
-11353.050.22653-1
-11453.270.22652-1
-11553.490.22652-1
-11653.700.22651-1
-11753.920.21650-1
-11854.130.21649-1
-11954.340.21648-1
-12054.550.21647-1
-12154.750.21646-1
-12254.950.20645-1
-12355.160.20645-1
-12455.360.20644-1
-12555.560.20643-1
-12655.750.20642-1
-12755.950.19641-1
-12856.140.19640-1
-12956.330.19640-1
-13056.520.19639-1
-13156.710.19638-1
-13256.900.19637-1
-13357.080.18637-1
-13457.260.18636-1
-13557.450.18635-1
-13657.630.18634-1
-13757.810.18634-1
-13857.980.18633-1
-13958.160.18632-1
-14058.330.17632-1
-14158.510.17631-1
-14258.680.17630-1
-14358.850.17630-1
-14459.020.17629-1
-14559.180.17628-1
-14659.350.17628-1
-14759.510.16627-1
-14859.680.16626-1
-14959.840.16626-1
-15060.000.16625-1
-15160.160.16624-1
-15260.320.16624-1
-15360.470.16623-1
-15460.630.16623-1
-15560.780.15622-1
-15660.940.15621-1
-15761.090.15621-1
-15861.240.15620-1
-15961.390.15620-1
-16061.540.15619-1
-16161.690.15618-1
-16261.830.15618-1
-16361.980.15617-1
-16462.120.14617-1
-16562.260.14616-1
-16662.410.14616-1
-16762.550.14615-1
-16862.690.14615-1
-16962.830.14614-1
-17062.960.14614-1
-17163.100.14613-1
-17263.240.14613-1
-17363.370.13612-1
-17463.500.13612-1
-17563.640.13611-0.5
-17663.770.13611-0.5
-17763.900.13610-0.5
-17864.030.13610-0.5
-17964.160.13609-0.5
-18064.290.13609-0.5
-18164.410.13608-0.5
-18264.540.13608-0.5
-18364.660.13607-0.5
-18464.790.12607-0.5
-18564.910.12606-0.5
-18665.030.12606-0.5
-18765.160.12605-0.4
-18865.280.12605-0.4
-18965.400.12605-0.4
-19065.520.12604-0.4
-19165.640.12604-0.4
-19265.750.12603-0.4
-19365.870.12603-0.4
-19465.990.12602-0.4
-19566.100.12602-0.4
-19666.220.11602-0.4
-19766.330.11601-0.4
-19866.440.11601-0.4
-19966.560.11600-0.4
-20066.670.11600-0.4

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