I’ve been testing Wings of Argentus (Wings of Argentus - Unique Gladiator Armor - Body Armour - Last Epoch Item Database) for its damage reduction while moving on my rogue.
What I was wondering is whether that damage reduction is applied between the little gaps of Dancing Strikes, where your character stands still for a split second before going to the next sequence of the attack.
After doing 100+ echoes I feel like I am not receiving the damage reduction in between the steps of Dancing Strikes. Its especially noticeable during the 4th sequence of Dancing Strikes, where you tumble forward slightly.
If we take a look at Foot of the Mountain (Foot of the Mountain - Unique Iron Greaves - Boots - Last Epoch Item Database), from what I can tell you lose the stacks it gives by standing still the moment you move.
Since I can’t visibly tell if the damage reduction of Wings of Argentus is active or not, I assume you lose its damage reduction the moment you stand still, even for a split second in between Dancing Strikes sequence
Again, this is speculation from my part. It could also have to do with the 4th sequence of Dancing Strikes being the least fluid, slowest and least distance travelled out of all the sequences. So you’re more likely to be taking damage during this sequence, especially with semi-tanky swarm mobs like those bird people with lances and fast attacks.
I was also wondering what the interaction is between stuns and the damage reduction of this item. What happens first, assuming you were on the move when you get stunned?
Is it the stun (-> not moving) → receiving damage → no damage reduction from item since the stun happened before the damage?
I personally feel like I take noticeably more damage from the same enemy type in the same echo whenever I get stunned (I am 102% crit capped).
I’m not too sure yet what I think of this item. The damage reduction is quite noticeable in most scenarios, but there are also times where I nearly get oneshotted despite being on the move (or holding the key for continous Dancing Strikes).
Compared to another chest I have which raises my HP from 1600 to 2300 (should be about the same EHP as long as you’re moving with Wings of Argentus), I feel like my health % doesnt take as much random damage spikes.
Lemme know if you have any insight on these interactions or how you personally feel about Wings of Argentus versus other defensive chest options.