Ice Armor and Languor

So, this uc eq is by far easier than last month. But, the boss that i have had any challenge with is the golden symbiod. I did an experiment to see how ice armor interacted with the languor node and it, as expected, did nothing to reduce it. This seems to in error though. Ice armor says it limits the damage ‘from any source’ to 5% health lost. It does not say from a strike, or a special, or anything specific. It say ‘any source’ of damage. Shouldn’t then, according to the ice armor description, languor only do 5% damage to icey while ice armor is active?

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  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,138
    That is… actually really impressive you noticed
  • LaylicLaylic Posts: 87
    The languor is direct damage. Direct damage isn’t mitigated at all by blocking, armor or resistances. It can be stopped by buff like indestructible or endure or a mechanic like Mephisto when he is healing. They temporarily make the champ immune to all damage but that’s about it. Same thing can happen against BPCW if he has a bunch of reflection charges and uses an l3. The physical part of the special only can do the 5% but the reflected charges take directly from the health bar.
  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,138
    Laylic wrote: »
    The languor is direct damage. Direct damage isn’t mitigated at all by blocking, armor or resistances. It can be stopped by buff like indestructible or endure or a mechanic like Mephisto when he is healing. They temporarily make the champ immune to all damage but that’s about it. Same thing can happen against BPCW if he has a bunch of reflection charges and uses an l3. The physical part of the special only can do the 5% but the reflected charges take directly from the health bar.

    The problem is that it says “any source”
  • LaylicLaylic Posts: 87
    I agree it’s not completely clear by the description alone. I’m not saying it’s correct or incorrect, just stating how it works. It’s a consequence of having so many champs and abilities that some will contradict each other. Like Corvus having guaranteed Crits and Antman’s glancing hits that cannot crit. They still show up in big yellow letters but they have the reduced damage. Or you can take more than 5% damage from blocking with Iceman and it won’t remove ice armor.
  • Hammerbro_64Hammerbro_64 Posts: 2,902 ★★★★
    "Any source" doesn't include direct damage. It's been like that for years, since the introduction of characters like magneto

    Yep. Dormammu comes to mind with his heavy. Safeguard bypass
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