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So, I'm guessing that most people have noticed that combat seems really swingy: you often either take massive damage or just completely steamroll the enemy. Well, I think I figured out why. When you reload an area, the Damage Threshold of the enemies in it drops to 0. Steps to reproduce: 1) Start a new game 2) Head to Dyrford Crossing 3) Quicksave 4) Attack the first group of beetles you see. Look at the damage you're doing to them and hover over a damage line to get the attack breakdown. You should see something like "33.6 - 30.0 = 3.4 Slash Damage". 5) Quickload 6) Attack the same group of beetles and look at your damage again. This time you should be getting something along the lines of "33.6 - 0.0 = 33.6 Slash Damage" Expected behavior: The beetles should still have their 30 DT after you load your save! As you can see, this can change the difficulty of an encounter massively, especially against heavily armored enemies like the beetles. The bug seems to occur when the game reloads an area you have previously visited. In other words, the first time you enter an area with a character, enemy DT works correctly, but if you either save and reload afterwards or leave and re-enter the area, enemy DT drops to zero.
If a character has equipment that gives a bonus to D.T. and a larger bonus to D.T. against a specific damage type, the latter bonus will suppress the former, even though the former protects from more attacks. Steps to reproduce: 1) Equip a character with any equipment that gives a bonus to Damage Threshold (e.g. Fine Breastplate) 2) Equip the same character with any equipment that gives a larger bonus against a specific damage type (e.g. the Nature's Embrace belt) Expected behavior: The specific D.T. bonus should only override the general one when the character takes damage of the specific type. In the current implementation, obtaining bonuses against certain elements can leave characters more vulnerable against all other damage types. Attached: Screenshots of the same same character's character sheet with and without the Nature's Embrace belt. Note how removing the belt increases the character's D.T.