I believe all backlash damage is bugged to do way more damage than it's supposed to. It doesn't matter the item. I will further test, but here's one example.
Essence of Carnage Guest. @ 250 charisma is 59.55% harm backlash.
My armor had 39% to light, and the monster hit me with light damage for 342 damage. 59.55% of that should be 203 damage. However, the monster lost 479 HP. This is actually about 140%, not 59.55%.
Edit 2- Test-> 76% to my element. Essence of carnage. Monster did 551 damage to me. 59.55% of that *should be* 328. However the monster's HP went from 4872 to 4109, so 763. So 232%.
There has to be some sort of bug with elements. My theory is the monster hits for damage, the game engine checks for elemental mods, then the damage is recalculated and this is what's showed. However, the backlash damage never was modified during this elemental recalculate and is backlashed based on the original damage pre-modded via your character's defensive element.
This is compounded with elemental backlash such as the dread fiends and frostwyrm misc due to higher than 100% element (non harm)
This is why if you have doomlight armor + shield + dread fiend + angra linnorm + frostwyrm misc, being hit for 500 damage results in 3-5k backlash.
Edit 3-> Frostwyrm Mask-> 36.76% ice backlash for 87 HP per turn.
3537 HP to start, minus 87 for the turn is 3450. Monster hit me on my 39% resistance for 185. Monster has 110% to ice. His HP for backlash went from 2758 to 2486, or 272 damage. It should be 68 damage but instead it's 272. That's 147%, not 36%.
Edit 4-> Doomlight armor + shield, armor toggle on. Frostwyrm mask. Ice on monster is 100%. This is a total of 36.76 + 14.29 + 28.57= 79.62. Then the doomlight toggle adds +25%, so this changes to 45.95 + 17.86 + 37.71=99.52% backlash. It's harm and 100% ice. The monster is hitting with light, and my light resistance is 84% I lost 87 HP from the mask to drop to 3450. The monster hit me for 760. The backlash should be for 756, but the monster HP went from 4643 to 2884, or a backlash of 1,759. 230% backlash.
If I had angra linnorm out and the ice dread fiend guest, this damage more than doubles due to almost 100% dread fiend 26.43 from the pet. Prob would have been 4k from 760 damage TO me.
This is why so many are changing to backlash and are always asking for more items. It's bugged to the tune of way way overpowered. And I'm sure people realize this due to the sheer massive amount it's bugged. So I'll be the one to point it out.
< Message edited by SapphireCatalyst2021 -- 2/4/2022 12:02:08 >