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I was looking at Sven's Greate Cleave on Dota 2 Wiki and its notes it is written:

Cleave damage is reduced by armor type but not by armor value.

Cleave damage goes through magic immunity.

Now I have two questions:

  • The fact that it goes through magic immunity it means that the damage is physical?
  • What does it mean that it is reduced by armor type but not by armor value?
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What does it mean that it is reduced by armor type but not by armor value?

When the wiki mentions armor type, its taking about the class of the armor on the target. I.e. hero armor, creep armor, building armor. So if great cleave hits a hero, it will still do only 75% of the regular damage due to the hero armor bonus, but the value of the hero armor will not affect damage done.

The fact that it goes through magic immunity it means that the damage is physical?

Not quite, there are some magical damage that can go through magic immunity (March of the Machines, for example.)

In this case, it probably does mean that its considered physical damage.

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