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Find Weakness & Expose Armor
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Do they stack?
reduce armor, while
bypasses armor(or remaining amount of it). So I wont say they 'stack' rather I'd say they both work.
Yeah it makes me think that they do work together. One reduces the armor and, like you said, the other bypass the remaining amount of it. Cool, thanks.
Expose armor is a debuff, while Find weakness is a buff. No reason for them to not stack as they do completely different stuff in completely different way.
They do not stack. As Attis stated they do both work at once.
exposing armor applies a debuff of 4% per application totaling 12% per full stack. Find weakness allows your attacks to behave as if the target has 70% reduced armor.
say a target has 100 armor (100% of their armor).
stack 3x expose weakness leaves them with 88 armor (88% armor).
find weakness then allows your attacks to bypass 70% of their armor allowing your attacks to behave as though they have 26 armor (88 x .7 = 61.6 and 88 - 61.6 = 26.34 rounded down).
that same target attacked ignoring expose weakness will take damage as though they have 30 armor.
you can do a more damaging attack for the combo points you gain from the exposes and attack a similarly reduced-armor target as you're gaining less than a 4%armor advantage by exposing.
The mechanic of Find Weakness is intended to allow Sub rogues to forgo the use of Expose Armor entirely. That is, unless the reduction in armor is factored before the application of the Expose Armor stacks but i'm not sure on that..
If you want a formula, it'll be <Initial Armor> * 0.3 * 0.88 = <armor left> simplified it'll be: <Initial Armor> * 0.264 = <armor left> . It probably won't be worth it to use EA after FW since EA doesn't do any damage itself (unlike combat's RvS) but would be good to use if you use EA pool energy then pop whatever dps cds you have.
but would be good to use if you use EA pool energy then pop whatever dps cds you have.
Or for instance when you are playing Assassination, have 4 CP without the Anticipation talent, and you are in a group and no оne else can apply reduce armor debuff or it's already faded.
The only reason I could see "consistently" using expose armor as assassination, is if no1 else in the group can apply the weakened armor debuff, since assass. rogues do mostly magic damage via poisons and envenom, as well as bleed damage which ignores armor as well.
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