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How do the different difficulty levels affect the gameplay?

Back in Diablo II, harder difficulties would cut some percentage points off your character's resistances (possibly making them negative). I was wondering if the same thing happens in Diablo III.

  • How is this a duplicate? There is basically nothing in that question or its answers that even come close to answering my question.
    – MBraedley
    Commented May 25, 2012 at 18:54
  • agree not duplicate.
    – user4951
    Commented Jun 27, 2012 at 6:10

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In Diablo 3, resistances work like Armor. It reduces damage from an element by a flat amount. As you get to higher levels, the amount that gets reduced from same level monsters is reduced. So 90 resist against a level 1 monster will reduce a lot more damage than 90 resist against a level 50 monster.

So, to answer your question, no, higher difficulties do not reduce your resistances directly. Enemies are higher level, and therefore, your resistances are less effective.

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