Tactical Mitigation

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  • Tactical Mitigation is a Character Stat which reduces the amount of incoming damage your character takes from certain damage sources. It protects you from most attacks that are non-physical.
  • Acid, Fire, Frost, Lightning and Shadow Damage Types all fall under the category of tactical attacks and thus have their damage directly reduced by Tactical Mitigation.
  • Tactical attacks cannot be Evaded, Parried or Blocked, but they can be Resisted. You can see the type of damage being done to your character by viewing the Combat Log.
  • Some sources of Tactical Mitigation are Armour, Fate and Will. Hunters and light armour classes also get a contribution from Vitality. A sizable amount can also be acquired through intelligent Jewellery choices and Virtue (Character Traits) selection.

The following Virtues increase Tactical Mitigation directly:

Tactical Mitigation is an important Character Stat for Tanks and end-game raiders, as most Instance and raid bosses will do Tactical Damage instead of Physical Damage a strong majority of the time.

For details on the influence of basic stats on Tactical Mitigation Rating, see Character Stat Derivations.

See Stat caps for current cap values.