I got a Skin of the Ancients relic that has a 'Fire Resistance +26.1%' effect: enter image description here

If I'm playing as Krieg the Psycho and spec'ed into the Hellborn skill tree, will I get less fire/burn damage if I set myself on fire with this relic equipped?

What about adaptive shields like the Neogenator or Evolution? Will setting one's self on fire trigger the adaptive shields to resist fire element damage? Will it lessen the fire/burn damage I get if I set myself on fire?

This post from the Gearbox Software forums state that "the adaptive shield does help reduce the [burn] effect." Can anyone confirm this?

  • not sure if this is an exact dupe, but the answer is already part of the other question: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/117897/…
    – l I
    Jul 3, 2013 at 11:48
  • which amusingly enough, you posted the answer to :P
    – l I
    Jul 3, 2013 at 11:49
  • @spartacus That question talks about an 'Inflammable' shield (gives 100% immunity to burn damage). I'm talking about items here that only partially resist fire damage. Jul 3, 2013 at 11:52
  • your own comment attached to your answer: One of the posts above mention that adaptive (and non-Inflammable) shields will allow the Hellborn skill tree's burn effects, but will lessen the fire damage Joe also confirmed it in the comments section.
    – l I
    Jul 3, 2013 at 11:53
  • @spartacus That comment was a reply to another comment about adaptive shields, not the question itself - that's why I didn't include it in the answer. Also, the info is from only one source, so I am not too sure of it. I asked about adaptive shields too to confirm it here. I'm also talking about relics that resist fire elemental damage here, not just adaptive shields. Inflammable shields are not the same as adaptive shields (which just partially resist elemental damage). What Joe confirmed was about 'Inflammable' shields. Jul 3, 2013 at 12:05

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Yes, it will. I used to take 50 damage a second without a relic. with it (50% fire damage reduction) I only take 20 damage a second.

  • It's a very good relic :P Dec 12, 2016 at 20:57

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