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Old January 28, 2014, 22:32   #5
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Originally Posted by Derakon View Post
There's a number of ways you can completely change combat in Angband which would, as a side-effect, make armor more meaningful. I think though that the main problem with the current system is simply that the numbers are so huge. It's hard to get excited about +5 to AC when your total AC is 100.
I think either you or I misunderstood Estie's point. I was thinking that they meant that while AC is useful for melee combat, when you have a choice of any amount of AC or resist basic element, you choose resist basic element every time. This is because at the midgame and later you can control which monsters can approach you in melee, where AC is important, but you may not be able to control which monsters breathe on you from MAX_SIGHT. So you choose the resist every time.
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