Agony Resistance

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Agony Resistance.png Agony Resistance is the attribute that increases the resistance against Agony.

Acquisition[edit]

Primary article: Infusion

The primary way to acquire agony resistance is to add Infusions to infusion slots in GAscended equipment. Ascended amulets do not have an infusion slot.

Other sources[edit]

Maximizing resistance[edit]

The maximum amount of agony resistance a player can have is limited by the number of available slots for adding resistance and, in the case of Agony Infusions, the exponential cost of creating the upgrades. For example, a single +10 Agony Infusion costs over Gold coin for the Thermocatalytic Reagents alone; a +13 infusion costs over 60 Gold coin in Thermocatalytic Reagents. It should be noted that AR above 150 does not give any additional beneficial effect. Because of this, only a total of 150 AR is required to reduce agony damage to 1% while in Fractal scale 100.

A character can have a maximum of 18 infusion slots with the Heart of Thorns expansion: 6 in armor, 2 in weapons, 2 in back item, 2 in accessories, and 6 in rings. You need an average of 8.33 agony resistance per infusion slot to reach 150 agony resistance. This can be achieved by using 12 +8 Agony Infusion and 6 +9 Agony Infusion, requiring a total of 3072 +1 Agony Infusions and 45 Gold coin in reagents. Note that only infusion on the active weapon set count towards your character's agony resistance, meaning that additional infusions are required for weapon swaps, as well as the Aquabreather and Underwater weapons. It is recommended to use the more expensive +9 infusions on permanently active gear to reduce the costs.

If you intend to use infusions with attribute bonuses, 6 infusions with +7 and 12 with +9 Agony Resistance are required.

Without the expansion, the maximum is reduced to 16 slots because rings may not be attuned. You can use 10 +9 Agony Infusions and 6 +10 Agony Infusions, requiring a total of 5632 +1 infusions and 74 Gold coin in reagents. The highest AR using only attribute infusions is 144 without the expansion (16 × 9 = 144).

Conversion after the Infusion rework

Prior to the July 26, 2016 update, the cost efficient method was the use of +7 Versatile Simple Infusions on all armor, weapons, and on the six slots available on trinkets. Then in the five agony infusion slots use three +10 Agony Infusions and two +11 Agony Infusions.

To convert this setup, break the ones higher than +10 into several +9 and sell the simple infusions to get relics back. If intending to transition to attribute infusions, use 12 +9 Agony Infusions and 6 +7 Agony Infusions. If not intending to use attribute infusions, use 6 +9 Agony Infusions and 12 +8 Agony Infusions

When crafting infusions with attribute bonuses, it is cheaper to start by crafting the +5 attribute infusions and then use them to create a +7 one, and use two +7 to craft a +9, though the cost difference is really small. As one can calculate, the crafting materials for the +5, +7 and +9 is (where: A = +5 agony infusion; F = integrated fractal matrix; and R = thermocatalytic reagent): +5: 3A, 5F and 45R; +7: 12A, 10F and 180R, crafted out of two +5 attribute infusions; +9: 48A, 20F and 738R, crafted out of two +7 attribute infusions, if those were crafted from two +5 attribute infusions.

The equivalent materials for buying the +7 and +9 attribute infusions, without crafting the lower ones, are as it follows: +7: 12A, 10F and 189R (9 more reagents); +9: 48A, 20F and 765R (27 more reagents).

Table[edit]

Each point of AR reduces the health loss by 1.2 percentage points, to a minimum of 1% health lost per second. The table shows every 10th scale, and increments of 5 AR (6 percentage points reduction) for brevity.

Agony resistance Health lost per tick at difficulty scale
20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
0 10% 31% 53% 74% 95% 100% 100% 100% 100%
5 4% 25% 47% 68% 89% 100% 100% 100% 100%
10 1% 19% 41% 62% 83% 100% 100% 100% 100%
15 1% 13% 35% 56% 77% 99% 100% 100% 100%
20 1% 7% 29% 50% 71% 93% 100% 100% 100%
25 1% 2% 23% 44% 65% 87% 100% 100% 100%
30 1% 1% 17% 38% 59% 81% 100% 100% 100%
35 1% 1% 11% 32% 53% 75% 96% 100% 100%
40 1% 1% 5% 26% 47% 69% 90% 100% 100%
45 1% 1% 1% 20% 41% 63% 84% 100% 100%
50 1% 1% 1% 14% 35% 57% 78% 99% 100%
55 1% 1% 1% 8% 29% 51% 72% 93% 100%
60 1% 1% 1% 2% 23% 45% 66% 87% 100%
65 1% 1% 1% 1% 17% 39% 60% 81% 100%
70 1% 1% 1% 1% 11% 33% 54% 75% 96%
75 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 27% 48% 69% 90%
80 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 21% 42% 63% 84%
85 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 15% 36% 57% 78%
90 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 9% 30% 51% 72%
95 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 24% 45% 66%
100 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 18% 39% 60%
105 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 12% 33% 54%
110 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 6% 27% 48%
115 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 21% 42%
120 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 15% 36%
125 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 9% 30%
130 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 24%
135 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 18%
140 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 12%
145 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 6%
150 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%