Armor reduces physical damage
Magic defense reduces magical damage
Here are some examples armor values and how much damage is reduced
500 - 14%
1000 - 25%
2000 - 40%
4000 - 57%
8000 - 72%
12000 - 80%
There is a formula that allows to calculate the percentage of reduced damage:
For example, let’s say that armor value is 3000
1-1/(1+3000/3000)*100% = 50%
That means if initial damage is 5000, only 2500 will actually damage the target.
1 point in Armor/Magic penetration reduces the appropriate defense stat by 1 point
- reduces armor (physical defense)
- reduces magic defense
If Hero has 1000 of Armor Penetration and their opponent has 3000 of Armor stat, only 2000 of Armor will affect the incoming damage.
In case the Armor/Magic penetration stat is greater than Armor/Magic defense of a target, incoming damage will be received fully, without any reduction.
You can learn more about Armor/Magic Penetration in our official >>video<<