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Physical damage is mitigated by the sum of all #% additional Physical Damage Reduction modifiers, up to its 90% cap.[1] These modifiers can be calculated for example from:

  • Endurance charges
  • Basalt FlaskBasalt FlaskLasts 4.50 Seconds
    Consumes 40 of 60 Charges on use
    15% additional Physical Damage Reduction
    20% of Melee Physical Damage taken reflected to Attacker
    Requires Level 40Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
  • Soul of Steel
  • Summon Chaos GolemSummon Chaos GolemChaos, Minion, Spell, Golem
    Mana Cost: (30-54)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 34Summons a Chaos Golem that grants you Physical Damage Reduction. The Chaos Golem can use a damage over time Chaos aura and a cascade of Chaos spikes in addition to its melee attack.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Minion Maximum Life
    1% increased Minion Damage
    Can Summon up to 1 Golem at a time
    Golems grant (3-4)% additional Physical Damage Reduction
    (30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
    (0-10)% increased Character Size
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Summon Chaos Golem skill icon.png
  • Oak bandit reward

Armour also grants physical damage reduction. However, armour requires that the defender is hit by the damage and is calculated differently.

Related items

Unique Items

The following unique items grant physical damage reduction

ItemLvl.Stats
Longtooth Talisman
Longtooth TalismanTalisman Tier: 3(4-6)% additional Physical Damage ReductionCorruptedWe grew contemptuous of our past.
Dismissed the first ones as ignorant and wild.
We were fools and naive children
to turn our backs on our inheritance.
- The Wolven King
1(4-6)% additional Physical Damage ReductionCorrupted
Greatwolf Talisman
Greatwolf TalismanTalisman Tier: 4<Two random talisman implicit modifiers>CorruptedThe wolf greeted the king,
In the light of the harvest moon.
The wolf offered the strength of the wild,
And the king paid for it in blood.
1
<Two random talisman implicit modifiers>
Projectiles Pierce 2 additional Targets
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
(6-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
(20-30)% increased Attack Damage
(4-6)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
50% of Cold Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
50% of Cold Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
Gain (6-12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
10% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
50% of Fire Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
50% of Fire Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
(15-25)% increased Global Defences
(12-16)% increased Attributes
(5-8)% increased Area of Effect
(19-31)% increased Chaos Damage
(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
(40-50)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(24-36)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
(25-35)% increased Damage
(20-30)% increased Fire Damage
(6-10)% increased Quantity of Items found
(8-12)% increased maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Lightning Damage
(20-30)% increased maximum Mana
(20-30)% increased Global Physical Damage
50% of Lightning Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
50% of Lightning Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
2% of Life Regenerated per second
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
(4-6)% additional Physical Damage Reduction
(20-30)% increased Spell Damage
Corrupted
Eyes of the Greatwolf
Eyes of the Greatwolf
Greatwolf Talisman
Talisman Tier: 4Requires Level 52
<Two random talisman implicit modifiers>
Projectiles Pierce 2 additional Targets
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
(6-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
(20-30)% increased Attack Damage
(4-6)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
50% of Cold Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
50% of Cold Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
Gain (6-12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
10% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
50% of Fire Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
50% of Fire Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
(15-25)% increased Global Defences
(12-16)% increased Attributes
(5-8)% increased Area of Effect
(19-31)% increased Chaos Damage
(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
(40-50)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(24-36)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
(25-35)% increased Damage
(20-30)% increased Fire Damage
(6-10)% increased Quantity of Items found
(8-12)% increased maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Lightning Damage
(20-30)% increased maximum Mana
(20-30)% increased Global Physical Damage
50% of Lightning Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
50% of Lightning Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
2% of Life Regenerated per second
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
(4-6)% additional Physical Damage Reduction
(20-30)% increased Spell Damage
Implicit Modifier magnitudes are doubled
Corrupted
I am but a vessel for a greater force.
It acts through me. Speaks through me.
Decides what lives and dies through me.
And will change the world through me.
52
<Two random talisman implicit modifiers>
Projectiles Pierce 2 additional Targets
+1 to maximum number of Zombies
(6-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
(20-30)% increased Attack Damage
(4-6)% chance to Freeze, Shock and Ignite
50% of Cold Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
50% of Cold Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
Gain (6-12)% of Physical Damage as Extra Damage of a random Element
10% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill
50% of Fire Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
50% of Fire Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
10% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
(15-25)% increased Global Defences
(12-16)% increased Attributes
(5-8)% increased Area of Effect
(19-31)% increased Chaos Damage
(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
(40-50)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(24-36)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
(25-35)% increased Damage
(20-30)% increased Fire Damage
(6-10)% increased Quantity of Items found
(8-12)% increased maximum Life
(20-30)% increased Lightning Damage
(20-30)% increased maximum Mana
(20-30)% increased Global Physical Damage
50% of Lightning Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage
50% of Lightning Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage
2% of Life Regenerated per second
10% chance to gain a Power Charge on Kill
(4-6)% additional Physical Damage Reduction
(20-30)% increased Spell Damage
Implicit Modifier magnitudes are doubled
Corrupted
The Red Trail
The Red Trail
Titan Greaves
Quality: +20%
Armour: (433-482)
Requires Level 68, 120 Str(60-80)% increased Armour
+(50-70) to maximum Life
25% increased Movement Speed
10% additional Physical Damage Reduction while stationary
Gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit while Bleeding
15% increased Movement Speed while Bleeding
50% chance to be inflicted with Bleeding when Hit by an Attack
Gore Footprints
We leave a trail, that we may know
where never we will return.
68(60-80)% increased Armour
+(50-70) to maximum Life
25% increased Movement Speed
10% additional Physical Damage Reduction while stationary
Gain a Frenzy Charge on Hit while Bleeding
15% increased Movement Speed while Bleeding
50% chance to be inflicted with Bleeding when Hit by an Attack
Gore Footprints
Watcher's Eye
Watcher's Eye
Prismatic Jewel
Limited to: 1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
One by one, they stood their ground against a creature
they had no hope of understanding, let alone defeating,
and one by one, they became a part of it.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
(1-1.5)% of Fire Damage Leeched as Life while affected by Anger
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Fire Resistance while affected by Anger
+(30-50)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Anger
(40-60)% increased Fire Damage while affected by Anger
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Fire Damage while affected by Anger
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage while affected by Anger
(6-10)% of Damage taken from Mana before Life while affected by Clarity
(15-20)% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit while affected by Clarity
Gain (12-18)% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield while affected by Clarity
(20-30)% increased Mana Recovery Rate while affected by Clarity
(10-15)% chance to Recover 10% of Maximum Mana when you use a Skill while affected by Clarity
-(10-5) to Total Mana Cost of Skills while affected by Clarity
+(600-1000) to Armour while affected by Determination
+(5-8)% Chance to Block Attack Damage while affected by Determination
(5-8)% additional Physical Damage Reduction while affected by Determination
You take (60-40)% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes while affected by Determination
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Physical Damage taken while affected by Determination
Unaffected by Vulnerability while affected by Determination
+(5-8)% Chance to Block Spell Damage while affected by Discipline
+(20-30) Energy Shield gained for each Enemy Hit while affected by Discipline
(20-30)% increased Energy Shield Recovery Rate while affected by Discipline
(1.5-2.5)% of Maximum Energy Shield Regenerated per Second while affected by Discipline
(30-40)% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge while affected by Discipline
+(5-8)% chance to Evade Attacks while affected by Grace
(30-50)% chance to Blind Enemies which Hit you while affected by Grace
(6-10)% chance to Dodge Attack Hits while affected by Grace
(10-15)% increased Movement Speed while affected by Grace
Unaffected by Enfeeble while affected by Grace
(5-8)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits while affected by Haste
(30-50)% increased cooldown recovery speed of Movement Skills used while affected by Haste
Debuffs on you expire (20-15)% faster while affected by Haste
You gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill while affected by Haste
You have Phasing while affected by Haste
Unaffected by Temporal Chains while affected by Haste
Adds (58-70) to (88-104) Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(1.2-1.8)% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred
(40-60)% increased Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(30-50)% to Chaos Resistance while affected by Purity of Elements
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Elemental Damage taken while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
(8-12)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Elements
Unaffected by Elemental Weakness while affected by Purity of Elements
Immune to Ignite while affected by Purity of Fire
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Fire Damage taken while affected by Purity of Fire
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Fire Damage while affected by Purity of Fire
Unaffected by Burning Ground while affected by Purity of Fire
Unaffected by Flammability while affected by Purity of Fire
Immune to Freeze while affected by Purity of Ice
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Cold Damage taken while affected by Purity of Ice
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Ice
Unaffected by Chilled Ground while affected by Purity of Ice
Unaffected by Frostbite while affected by Purity of Ice
Immune to Shock while affected by Purity of Lightning
(50-40)% reduced Reflected Lightning Damage taken while affected by Purity of Lightning
(6-10)% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage while affected by Purity of Lightning
Unaffected by Conductivity while affected by Purity of Lightning
Unaffected by Shocked Ground while affected by Purity of Lightning
(1-1.5)% of Damage leeched as Life while affected by Vitality
(100-140) Life Regenerated per Second while affected by Vitality
+(20-30) Life gained for each Enemy Hit while affected by Vitality
(50-70)% increased Life Recovery from Flasks while affected by Vitality
(20-30)% increased Life Recovery Rate while affected by Vitality
(70-100)% increased Critical Strike Chance while affected by Wrath
(40-60)% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(1-1.5)% of Lightning Damage is Leeched as Mana while affected by Wrath
Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Lightning Resistance while affected by Wrath
Gain (15-25)% of Physical Damage as Extra Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
(25-40)% of Physical Damage Converted to Lightning Damage while affected by Wrath
Disintegrator
Disintegrator
Maelström Staff
Staff
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (392.4-428.4)(550.8-598.8)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 64, 113 Str, 113 Int+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffAdds (270-300) to (340-380) Physical Damage
Adds (376-400) to (568-600) Physical Damage to Spells
+1 to Maximum Siphoning Charges per Elder or Shaper Item Equipped
25% chance to gain a Siphoning Charge when you use a Skill
Adds (12-14) to (15-16) Physical Damage to Attacks and Spells per Siphoning Charge
Gain 4% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage per Siphoning Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction from Hits per Siphoning Charge
0.2% of Damage Leeched as Life per Siphoning Charge
Take 150 Physical Damage per Second per Siphoning Charge if you've used a Skill Recently
Blurred is the boundary
between creator and destroyer.
64+20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a StaffAdds (270-300) to (340-380) Physical Damage
Adds (376-400) to (568-600) Physical Damage to Spells
+1 to Maximum Siphoning Charges per Elder or Shaper Item Equipped
25% chance to gain a Siphoning Charge when you use a Skill
Adds (12-14) to (15-16) Physical Damage to Attacks and Spells per Siphoning Charge
Gain 4% of Non-Chaos Damage as extra Chaos Damage per Siphoning Charge
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction from Hits per Siphoning Charge
0.2% of Damage Leeched as Life per Siphoning Charge
Take 150 Physical Damage per Second per Siphoning Charge if you've used a Skill Recently
Gorgon's Gaze
Gorgon's Gaze
Regicide Mask
Quality: +20%
Evasion: 169
Energy Shield: (89-103)
Requires Level 52, 58 Dex, 58 IntGrants Level 20 Petrification Statue Skill
(200-250)% increased Energy Shield
+(60-80) to maximum Life
(5-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
5% additional Physical Damage Reduction while moving
5% reduced Elemental Damage taken while stationary
Men always fell for her honeyed eyes,
and broke when they hit the ground.
52Grants Level 20 Petrification Statue Skill
(200-250)% increased Energy Shield
+(60-80) to maximum Life
(5-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
5% additional Physical Damage Reduction while moving
5% reduced Elemental Damage taken while stationary
Transcendent Flesh
Transcendent Flesh
Crimson Jewel
Radius: Medium (1200)-1 Strength per 1 Strength on Allocated Passives in Radius
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per 10 Strength on Allocated Passives in Radius
+5% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 10 Strength on Unallocated Passives in Radius
We are as much shaped by what we do as what is done to us.Place into an allocated jewel socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1-1 Strength per 1 Strength on Allocated Passives in Radius
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per 10 Strength on Allocated Passives in Radius
+5% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 10 Strength on Unallocated Passives in Radius

Other items

Passive skills

The following passive skills affect physical damage reduction.

Physical damage reduction

NameStats
Soul of Steel
Armourmastery passive skill icon.png
30% increased Armour
4% additional Physical Damage Reduction
+5% to all Elemental Resistances [1]

Totem physical damage reduction

NameStats
Totem Life and Physical Damage Reduction
Totemlife passive skill icon.png
Totems have 10% additional Physical Damage Reduction
10% increased Totem Life [1]
Ironwood
Ironwoodtotem passive skill icon.png
25% increased Totem Damage
Totems gain +16% to all Elemental Resistances
Totems have 10% additional Physical Damage Reduction [1]

Ascendancy passives

Ascendancy
Class
NameStats
Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Guardian
Guardian (Ascendants) passive skill icon.png
You and Nearby Party Members Share Power, Frenzy and Endurance Charges with each other
Every 5 seconds, 20% of Maximum Life Regenerated over one second
Auras from your Skills grant +1% Physical Damage Reduction to you and Allies
10% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
25% reduced Effect of Curses on you [1]
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Unwavering Faith
UnwaveringFaith (Guardian) passive skill icon.png
Auras from your Skills grant +1% Physical Damage Reduction to you and Allies
Auras from your Skills grant 0.2% of Maximum Life Regenerated per second to
you and Allies [1]
Juggernaut
Juggernaut avatar.png
Unrelenting
Unrelenting (Juggernaut) passive skill icon.png
8% reduced Elemental Damage taken while at Maximum Endurance Charges
1% additional Physical Damage Reduction per Endurance Charge
+4% to Chaos Resistance per Endurance Charge [1]
Necromancer
Necromancer avatar.png
Flesh Binder
FleshBinder (Necromancer) passive skill icon.png
You and your Minions have 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Zombie you own
Your Raised Zombies spread Caustic Ground on Death, dealing 50% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second
+2 to Maximum number of Zombies
Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has 100% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has 100% increased Area of Effect [1]

References

  1. Malice (November 14, 2011). "Mechanics thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved November 22, 2015.