Let me enlighten you kiddo ~1) if you have 50% natural elemental damage reduction and get 2% rmd, the 2% reduce magic damage acts on the remaining 50%, so overall its more like 1%. Hence a 1% improvement ( you get from 10% elemental resistance ) on a 73% is much better than a 0.5% improvement ( you would get from rmd 2% ).2) So now you will ask me, Soochi why do people get 2% reduce magic damge on their gear on other pieces then, isn't it better to get stats like M def +300 or Vitality +11 to boost the 10% elemental resistance stat on the pants ? The reason for this is, most HA classes die to wizards who use dex genie spark, this makes your natural resistance really low in turn making elemental resistance +10% almost useless, hence having 3 pieces of 6% rmd each, would effective block 18% of a very large value of damage, which is kind of good.3) Somethings you don't know about Elemental resistance +10% is, it even includes the resistance you get from vitality, Epic PW being a +20 vit stone server and not a JoSD server only improves this already awesome stat, in reality this is like an un-purge-able buff which turns even the most paper barbs into a tank.
basically reduce magic damage taken/reduce physical damage taken > elemental resistance/physical resistanceand it can't be reduced by debuffs
PANTZ ::::1) rank 8 pants with reduce magic damage taken x 3 ( effectively 673 HPm )2) rank 8 pants with 2x magic defense +10% ( This will cost you a house, but its completely worth it )[ previously done math 3x2%magreduce = 0.98%effective reduce = 3 stat slots occupied ][ 10%elementalresistanceboost = 1%effective reduce = 1 stat slot occupied ] (pwcalc.com only shows real number values of effective resistance[ 20%elementalresistanceboost = 2%effective reduce = 2 stat slot occupied ] so i couldn't be 100% accurate in terms of decimals and such)funny part is getting 2x10%elementalresistance is easier to get than 3x2%reducemagdamagetaken.BM before resistance stat http://pwcalc.com/85a297484d8b66e1BM after resistance stat http://pwcalc.com/48a5d23a76b179ac
Give up on getting 20% elemental pants I wanna be only person with them
So basically you are saying, keep using the double ele pants correct?