Debuffing health

DysDys Member Posts: 500 Gifted
edited February 15 in Q&A
Do debuffs work differently to buffs in the stacking system? My health looks like this, which I understand:
*****************************[ Bodyscan - Vitals ]*****************************
Stat                  Effect                                     Value      Max
Health                Veteran                                        1        4
Health                Endurance                                      1        4
Health                Homunculus                                     1        5
Health                Infused food                                   1        5
Health                Curio power                                    1        8
Health                Skull astrosphere                              1       10
Health                Artifact rune                                  5       13
                        Total                                       11

Then when I debuff health I get:
*****************************[ Bodyscan - Vitals ]*****************************
Stat                  Effect                                     Value      Max
Health                Veteran                                        1        4
Health                Endurance                                      1        4
Health                Homunculus                                     1        5
Health                Infused food                                   1        5
Health                Curio power                                    1        8
Health                Skull astrosphere                              1       10
Health                Artifact rune                                  5       13
Health                Binah                                         -2       -2
Health                Reimagined                                    -4       -4
Health                Papaxi fixed curse                            -5      -10
                        Total                                        6

The help file says that maluses are applied after buff totals have been calculated but this seems to only count the Papaxi (-5/-10), as 11-5 = 6.

If it worked like buffs I'd have expected a total of 11-4-5 = 2. Binah wouldn't count as -2/-2 is superseded by -4/-4 from Reimagination, like a 2/2 buff wouldn't count if you had a 4/4 buff.

Or is it just the most powerful debuff that should count? 


Edit: I also don't understand how to format as code. Sorry! It looks fine when I edit it and terrible when it's posted.

Comments

  • MrakMrak Member Posts: 204 Adept
    One possibility is that this is from the line "Do not worry what order you apply your resistances, it will always be calculated to your maximum benefit."

    If you apply the Papaxi curse first, then the Binah and Reimagined don't have any effect since you're already over their max.
  • AeldraAeldra Member Posts: 1,033 Mythical
    I will readily say that it's not how I expected it to work. I was expecting it to apply debuffs the same way it applied buffs, for maximum impact. Mrak's version is likely as to what is actually happening though.
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  • DysDys Member Posts: 500 Gifted
    Yes. Mrak's interpretation makes sense. I'll bug it or ask Danquik to envoy it to see if it's intended.

    Since most attacks are a (% of target max + fixed amount) debuffs are already blunted.
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