How much armor do you get from Strength? My level 60 barb is on inferno. With all armor removed and no passives that give additional armor I have 187 strength and 215 armor. If I add items that have just strength on them and no armor (like amulets/rings) my armor goes up by more than the strength on the item. For example I add an amulet with 99 strength and now I have 286 strength and 328 armor. The strength has given me 113 armor? It seems like strength is giving about 1.14 points of armor per point...

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    What other stats does the item have? If you're using the Barbarian passive for Vit to Armor, that will also affect it. – Frank Jun 6 '12 at 15:00

You have the enchantress as your follower, with the +15% armor buff.

Cropped screenshot of Powered Armor description:  "Enchantress buffs herself and her allies, increasing Armor by 15%.  Attackers are slowed by 30% for 3 seconds.

  • Good catch. I hadn't even thought of follower buffs. – Frank Jun 6 '12 at 20:13

Every point of Strength provides one point of Armor. In the event you are gaining more than this, you are not accounting for something. Barbarians have Nerves of Steel, which allows Vitality to go towards Armor, too. Are you sure you are accounting for everything the item provides?

  • The item only has strength on it and I removed any passive that give armor – Cyanophage Jun 6 '12 at 15:34

The Barbarian is the only class which has strength as its primary stats. Each time you get a point of strength, you increase your damage done by 1%. This is a flat relationship – each extra point of strength equals another % of damage dealt. Each point of strength also gives you 1 armor.

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