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Advanced Skill on the Calculation of Penetration Path of Exile



As the name suggests, penetration is the resistance to elemental damage, used to reduce the damage to your own elements.

• Penetration bounce back damage

Fire Penetration, Cold Penetration, Lightning Penetration are totally called elemental penetration.

Chaotic penetration does not belong to elemental resistance.

• The limit of penetration is 75%, and the maximum resistance can be improved by means of Passive and potion (if the maximum resistance is more than 100%, the calculation is only 100%)

In the general difficulty of the characters default 0%, brutal -20%, ruthless -60%


Elements Penetration

Elements penetration is a way to reduce target element resistance.

• Elements penetration reduce target resistance, reducing the maximum resistance.

• Elements penetration can be reduced by elemental resistance to negative values, and there is no minimum limit.

• Elements penetration only affects Hit, so it is not applicable for dot(damage over time).

Other ways to reduce the penetration of the target element: Curse, Frost Bomb, and reduced Cold Penetration within range etc.

This category is ‘reduced’ rather than ‘penetrated’, which is reduced from the current penetration of the monster (non-maximum penetration, which can also be reduced to a negative number).


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