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Sure. Anything else, other than shopping around for better robes?
Greatrobes, and to a greater extent Splendours, will reduce it the most. A monk with full tattoos will reduce it even more, and plate will reduce it the most.
Resilience will reduce wounding recieved a bit further.
A shield will reduce it greatly on the arm you wield the shield in, and have a smaller reduction on head, chest, and gut, and no reduction on legs and the opposite arm.
Parry sometimes causes a reduction in wounds when they hit the parried limb, but also has a chance to fail entirely or eliminate wounds recieved entirely.
There's a skill in
The divine voice
of Avechna, the Avenger reverberates powerfully, "Congratulations,
Morkarion, you are the Bringer of Death indeed."
You see Estarra the Eternal shout, "Morkarion is no more! Mourn the mortal! But welcome True Ascendant Karlach, of the Realm of Death!
There are a few skills that can help reduce wounds as well but the reduction is very minor. Acrobatics has one to reduce them on attacks that target the limbs and brewmeistery has one that reduces wounds to the gut.
But like I said the protection isn't that much.
Thanks guys. I've got a shield (saving up for that rune, hehe), but here's a follow-up. Is it better to use a greatshield (and in weaponprobe, I'll see: "It is not being used to its maximum potential."), or to go for a kiteshield? Sometimes, the reduced stats on the greatshield are still better than the kiteshield.@turnus: The genesis of the question was from a single assault getting a tendon, but those other ways to reduce wounding through hindering and stance/rebound/parry are appreciated.
This point is moot once you get the shield rune, but it sounds like you're just using a low-quality greatshield. I believe the reduction is 40% of the original stats of greatshields when wielding as a non-warrior. A "good" greatshield should have around 40/40 stats (usually greater, the top average is more like 42/42) - which puts it around 24/24 with the reduction. I haven't seen a kite shield in years, but I'm guessing the stats are lower than that, and it even sounds like a bug that the 40% reduction is not also applying to them.
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