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Joe Connolly
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The wizards Voltaric Shield ability does not say that it grants the Armor Trait... Does that mean it stops all damage including "critical damage" and is immune to the Piercing Trait?

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The first time the Wizard is attacked and dealt damage this round, if the shield is on, flip the shield marker to the off side, and cancel up to 3 points of damage.
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Armor takes effect first, then the shield removes up to three points of damage from there.

For example, if the wizard has three armor, and takes eight total damage, four crit and four non-crit, his armor absorbs three of the non-crit damage. Then, the shield removes another three, regardless of type, leaving 2 damage to get through.

The shield is now off, and all other attacks that round resolve normally.

If armor had absorbed all of the available damage, the shield would not have been turned off.
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it should also be noted that armor applies first. so if you take 3 normal damage (non crit) and have 3 armor. since nothing got through your armor the shield stays on.
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so do u interpret that as if the mage doesn't take any damage the shield stays on? If the attack doesn't get through the armor the shield stays in effect.
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Read the section on the Voltaric Shield from the following link:

http://www.magewars.com/jsite/detailed-overview/mages/the-wi...
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MDJD wrote:
Read the section on the Voltaric Shield from the following link:

http://www.magewars.com/jsite/detailed-overview/mages/the-wi...


Thanks for that link... I wish this information was in the rulebook.
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