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What does pierce damage? Chain vs plate (PVE data)

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 I can't decide if plate or chain is better for hunting in PVE. I'm listing why, and I'd like to hear from others. Let's consider rift creatures, but exclude them from the focus on hunting armor.

Glance Rate (woot, no damage!)
Bite: 65% chain, 50% plate
Burn: 65% chain, 35% plate
Crush: 30% chain, 30% plate
Pierce: 30% chain, 65% plate
Slash: 65% chain, 30% plate

Acid & Cold damage don't seem relevant for hunting, so I won't include them.

Damage Reduction
Bite: 107.5% chain, 105% plate
Burn: 107.5% chain, 95% plate
Crush: 107.5% chain, 95% plate
Pierce: 92.5% chain, 100% plate
Slash: 100% chain, 105% plate

Plate has a superior 2.5% overall damage reduction.
In damage reduction, it leads with pierce by 10% and slash by 7.5%.
In glance, plate leads only with 35% in pierce.

In damage reduction, chain leads by 10% crush and 10% burn
In glance, chain leads with 15% bite, 30% burn, 35% slash, but has 35% less for pierce.

So what creatures do pierce damage? Besides pierce damage for which plate is superior, chain looks better overall .


Edited by Kody

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pretty sure claw hits do pierce damage - goblins, scorpions, bunch others have claws

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I see. I figure a "hole" wound is probably from a pierce attack then. 


That helps the case for wearing plate. But I'm still not sure which armor would be better for hunting.


The tougher foe's damage types I'd say are more impactful in the decision, to minimize downtimes.

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