You are correct here.Do you mean... I'm confused about how DR works? So... DR 15/evil means the item property will reduce incoming damage by 15 unless the damage is considered evil....Am... I wrong?
This is where you go off the rails. Evil monster does not mean evil damage.I was assuming most mobs in ddo deal some form of evil aligned dmg to bypass 15/evil.
Being good aligned does not mean inflicting /Good damage.With that said, I would feel safer with a 10/good, as most mobs aren't good aligned...
Any player using any greensteel weapon will do /Evil damage. It's a property of the weapon type.(assuming most mobs who are aligned for good don't use evil equipment or deal evil damage because that would be.... illogical?)
Yes, we do, by looking at the combat log. Those archers will hit you for X in piercing damage from the arrow, and Y in evil damage because they have Pure Evil on their arrows or bows (doesn't really matter which). Pure Evil...SHOULD...be giving /Evil DR bypass, just like Pure Good on our weapons gives /Good bypass.But you are right, that we don't truly know if that skeleton archer or what-not is shooting regular arrows at you or evil tipped arrows.
But regardless of what it SHOULD be doing, it's not actually doing it. Again, from the combat log, archer arrow damage is being reduced by /Evil DR from items like Kaelth's Touch.
No. Why should one's moral outlook influence the type of damage their weapons inflict?But isn't the logic... this evil demon/undead/monster will not hit me with "evil" damage even though its nature is "evil"... kinda flawed?
And you'd lose that bet. There are no monsters in the game anywhere that will break either type of DR.Safe to say, though, I'd bet on DR/good preventing more instances of damage than DR/evil anyday.
The only types of DR that monsters can successfully break are /Magic and /Pierce, /Slash, /Blunt. There are a handful of exceptions spread around. The Stormreaver uses an adamantine greatsword and will go right through /Adamantine from Stoneskin or Adamantine armor or Warforged DR. Lailat uses anarchic and true chaos on some of her weapons, and those should break /Chaotic DR (but offhand, there's not really any sources of that for players).
By PnP rules, most demons and devils -should- be able to break /Evil because they have overwhelming evilness, and it is supposed to apply to their wielded weapons. But in DDO, it just doesn't happen.3.5 SRD wrote:
A pit fiend’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as evil-aligned and lawful-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.