Inevitable Judgement is a notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Inquisitor that grants elemental damage penetration on a non-critical strike or causes hits to ignore the enemy's elemental resistances on critical strike.
With Inevitable Judgment, a critical strike ignores the concept of elemental resistance altogether. In practice, it is equal to overriding an enemy's elemental resistance to be set to 0%, after every other resistance-modifying effects.
As a result, any elemental resistance reduction and penetration modifiers will also be ignored as well, even if an enemy's resistance would be equal to less than 0% otherwise.
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