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Explanation on Protective Barrier
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Set, God of Storms generates a protection barrier at double rate...Shadow Metal Cronla can create a protection barrier of 4,500 damage points. What exactly is a protection barrier and how does it work?
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A Protection Barrier is a form of shielding that acts as a damage buffer against incoming attacks. A Protection Barrier can be thought of as a form of healing that can heal the player beyond their max health, though you do not have to be at full-health to use it.

When a Protection Barrier is in place, an incoming attack will deal damage to the Barrier before it damages your actual Life. It does not reduce the damage that you take - an attack will still deal the same amount of damage to you whether you use a Protection Barrier or no. However, Protection Barriers allow the player to increase their maximum Life bar. For example, if you have a Life bar with max health of 16.000 & use a Protection Barrier Active Skill at full-health that gives 4.500 Barrier, your life will then be 20.500. It can be very useful when fighting enemies that have very high attack!

A Protection Barrier maxes out at 1/2 of your total life bar, meaning that your Protection Barrier has a cap & cannot be used to increase your Life indefinitely. Once you reach that cap, you cannot create further Barriers until your current Barrier is damaged. So, if you have 16.000 Life, you may only have a maximum of 8.000 Protection Barrier at one time.

I hope that clears up some of your questions! If you have any other questions, please ask!
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(12-22-2016, 01:19 AM)Quinn Wrote:  A Protection Barrier is a form of shielding that acts as a damage buffer against incoming attacks. A Protection Barrier can be thought of as a form of healing that can heal the player beyond their max health, though you do not have to be at full-health to use it.

When a Protection Barrier is in place, an incoming attack will deal damage to the Barrier before it damages your actual Life. It does not reduce the damage that you take - an attack will still deal the same amount of damage to you whether you use a Protection Barrier or no. However, Protection Barriers allow the player to increase their maximum Life bar. For example, if you have a Life bar with max health of 16.000 & use a Protection Barrier Active Skill at full-health that gives 4.500 Barrier, your life will then be 20.500. It can be very useful when fighting enemies that have very high attack!

A Protection Barrier maxes out at 1/2 of your total life bar, meaning that your Protection Barrier has a cap & cannot be used to increase your Life indefinitely. Once you reach that cap, you cannot create further Barriers until your current Barrier is damaged. So, if you have 16.000 Life, you may only have a maximum of 8.000 Protection Barrier at one time.

I hope that clears up some of your questions! If you have any other questions, please ask!

Quinn, thanks gor the reply.

It sounds like it works the same as Odin, who increases your life by 1.5 times. Am I correct in my thinking?
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(12-22-2016, 10:12 PM)Sharkman Wrote:  Quinn, thanks for the reply.

It sounds like it works the same as Odin, who increases your life by 1.5 times.  Am I correct in my thinking?

Not exactly, but you have made a good connection/comparison there. Odin simply increase the size of your life bar, like Gluttony (1.25x Heart ), Skadi (3x Heart ), or Minotaur (2x Heart ). But that is Life, not a Protection Barrier. There are differences between extra life & adding a Protection Barrier.

Here is one comparison between Odin & Set:

Odin will give the player 1.5x Life bar. Set uses Energy tiles to generate a Protection Barrier. When Set generates a maximum amount of Protection Barrier, he will essetially give the player 1.5x Life bar - 1/3 Barrier, 2/3 Life. However, Odin gives the player 1.5x Life from the start; the player does not have to do anything, they are given the Life boost the moment the match begins. For Set to give the Protection Barrier, the player must match Energy tiles. Odin lets the player to automatically begin with 1.5x Life, while Set does not. Set requires Energy gems to give his "life" bonus. If you are dealt less than 3 Energy tiles on turn one with a Set Captain, you will be unable to match Energy gems, & thus unable to generate a Protection Barrier on turn 1 (unless a lucky Energy match falls down!).

Here is another comparison between Demeter & Greed:

Demeter's Active Skill will heal the player 10.000 Life. Greed's Active Skill generates a Protection Barrier for 6.000 points. Let's say you have a total Life bar of 16.000. You have just taken a hit for 3.000 damage & are now at 13.000 Life. If you use Demeter, she will heal you for 3.000 Life, since she cannot heal you for more than Life than you have total life. She puts you back at 16.000 Life. If you used Greed instead, he would put in place a Protection Barrier of 6.000 points, giving you 19.000 Life (technically 13.000 Life & 6.000 Protection Barrier). So you can take full advantage of Green's Skill, but not of Demeter's in this situation.

Another point to be made is, there are some Fighters, like the Chinese Gods, Athene, & Steam Buster, which have Captain Skills that are affected by your amount of Life. A protection Barrier is NOT Life, so these Fighters can behave differently when a Protection Barrier is in place than they normally would.
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(12-23-2016, 02:10 PM)Quinn Wrote:  
(12-22-2016, 10:12 PM)Sharkman Wrote:  Quinn, thanks for the reply.

It sounds like it works the same as Odin, who increases your life by 1.5 times.  Am I correct in my thinking?

Not exactly, but you have made a good connection/comparison there. Odin simply increase the size of your life bar, like Gluttony (1.25x  Heart ), Skadi (3x  Heart ), or Minotaur (2x  Heart ). But that is Life, not a Protection Barrier. There are differences between extra life & adding a Protection Barrier.

Here is one comparison between Odin & Set:

Odin will give the player 1.5x Life bar. Set uses Energy tiles to generate a Protection Barrier. When Set generates a maximum amount of Protection Barrier, he will essetially give the player 1.5x Life bar - 1/3 Barrier, 2/3 Life. However, Odin gives the player 1.5x Life from the start; the player does not have to do anything, they are given the Life boost the moment the match begins. For Set to give the Protection Barrier, the player must match Energy tiles. Odin lets the player to automatically begin with 1.5x Life, while Set does not. Set requires Energy gems to give his "life" bonus. If you are dealt less than 3 Energy tiles on turn one with a Set Captain, you will be unable to match Energy gems, & thus unable to generate a Protection Barrier on turn 1 (unless a lucky Energy match falls down!).

Here is another comparison between Demeter & Greed:

Demeter's Active Skill will heal the player 10.000 Life. Greed's Active Skill generates a Protection Barrier for 6.000 points. Let's say you have a total Life bar of 16.000. You have just taken a hit for 3.000 damage & are now at 13.000 Life. If you use Demeter, she will heal you for 3.000 Life, since she cannot heal you for more than Life than you have total life. She puts you back at 16.000 Life. If you used Greed instead, he would put in place a Protection Barrier of 6.000 points, giving you 19.000 Life (technically 13.000 Life & 6.000 Protection Barrier). So you can take full advantage of Green's Skill, but not of Demeter's in this situation.

Another point to be made is, there are some Fighters, like the Chinese Gods, Athene, & Steam Buster, which have Captain Skills that are affected by your amount of Life. A protection Barrier is NOT Life, so these Fighters can behave differently when a Protection Barrier is in place than they normally would.

Great explanation Quinn. This is very helpful. Thank you so much!
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