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How does PvP Damage Reduction work in D4

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PvP Damage Reduction Effect
Stat Effect
PvP Damage Reduction
Inherent damage reduction granted against other Players in PvP.
Stacks with all other sources of Damage Reduction.
Equipment that can have PvP Damage Reduction

Best Malignant Hearts To Use With PvP Damage Reduction

The best malignant heart to use with PvP Damage Reduction in D4 is Caged Heart of Spellbreaking, which is a Brutal Type Socket.

Best Unique Weapons and Armor That have PvP Damage Reduction

The best unique equipment to use with the PvP Damage Reduction stat in D4 is Battle Trance, which is a Unique Amulet.

Harlequin Crest
AllUnique Helm
S
Average Synergy
  • Maximum Life
  • Cooldown Reduction
  • Crafting Material Find
Gain [X%] Damage Reduction. In addition, gain +2 Ranks to all Skills.
Rage of Harrogath
BarbarianUnique Chest Armor
A
Average Synergy
  • Physical Damage
  • Physical Critical Strike Chance Against Elites
  • Damage Reduction From Bleeding Enemies
  • Thorns
Lucky Hit: Up to a [20 - 40%] chance to reduce the Cooldowns of your Non-Ultimate Skills by 1.5 seconds when you inflict Bleeding on Elites.
Greaves of the Empty Tomb
NecromancerUnique Boots
C
Average Synergy
  • Max Evade Charges
  • Bonus Movement Speed
  • Essence Cost Reduction
  • Lucky Hit: Apply Shadow DoT
  • Damage Reduction From Enemies That Are Shadow DoT
Create desecrated ground beneath your Sever spectres as the travel, damaging enemies for [X] Shadow damage over 2 seconds.
Battle Trance
BarbarianUnique Amulet
D
Average Synergy
  • Resistance to All Elements
  • Cooldown Reduction
  • Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
  • Damage Reduction when Injured
  • Ranks to Frenzy
Increase Frenzy's maximum stacks by 2 . While you have maximum Frenzy, your other Skills gain [35 - 45%] increased Attack Speed.
Insatiable Fury
DruidUnique Chest Armor
D
Average Synergy
  • Physical Damage
  • Overpower Damage
  • Damage Reduction While Fortified
  • Armor While in Werebear Form
Werebear form is now your true form, and you gain +3 Ranks to all Werebear Skills.
Lidless Wall
NecromancerUnique Shield
New
?
Average Synergy
  • Block Chance
  • Blocked Damage Reduction
  • Main Hand Weapon Damage
  • Thorns
  • Attack Speed
  • Damage to Distant Enemies
  • Lucky Hit: Up to a 5% Chance to Restore [X]% Primary Resource
  • Maximum Essence
Lucky Hit: While you have an active Bone Storm, hitting an enemy outside of a Bone Storm has up to a [5 - 25%] chance to spawn an additional Bone Storm at their location. Each of your active Sacrifice bonuses increases the chance by 25% and the total number of additional Bone Storms you can have by 1.
Mad Wolf's Glee
DruidUnique Chest Armor
?
Average Synergy
  • Physical Damage
  • Poison Damage
  • Damage Reduction from Poisoned Enemies
  • Movement Speed
Werewolf form is now your true form, and you gain +3 Ranks to all Werewolf Skills.

Best Aspects To Use with PvP Damage Reduction

The best aspects to use with the PvP Damage Reduction Stat in D4 is Aspect of Might, which is a Defensive Aspect and can only be used on Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%) Equipment Slots.

Aspect of Might
AllDefensive
Codex
A
Average Synergy
Basic Skills grant 20% Damage Reduction for [2.0-6.0] seconds.
Dire Wolf's Aspect
DruidOffensive
B
Average Synergy
Grizzly Rage now Shapeshifts you into a Dire Werewolf. As a Dire Werewolf you gain [15-25%] Movement Speed instead of Damage Reduction and [30-50%] Spirit cost reduction bonus. In addition, kills Heal you for 10% of your Maximum Life.
Mage-Lord's Aspect
SorceressOffensive
B
Average Synergy
The Vyr's Mastery Key Passive's Damage Reduction is increased by [6-9%] for each Close enemy, up to [18-27%] .
Aspect of Bul-Kathos
BarbarianDefensive
Codex
C
Average Synergy
Leap creates an Earthquake that deals [X] Physical damage over 4 seconds. While standing in Earthquakes, you gain [15-25%] increased Damage Reduction.
Aspect of Hardened Bones
NecromancerDefensive
C
Average Synergy
While your have 7 or more Minions, your Minions gain [15-20%] increased Damage Reduction.
Iron Blood Aspect
BarbarianDefensive
Codex
C
Average Synergy
Gain [2.0-4.0%] Damage Reduction for each Nearby Bleeding enemy up to [10-20%] maximum.
Vigorous Aspect
DruidDefensive
Codex
C
Average Synergy
Gain [10.0-15.0%] Damage Reduction while Shapeshifted into a Werewolf.
Aspect of Cyclonic Force
DruidDefensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Cyclone Armor also provides Physical Damage Reduction. In addition, Cyclone Armor will also be applied to all Nearby Allies.
Aspect of the Iron Warrior
BarbarianDefensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Iron Skin grants Unstoppable, and [18-28%] Damage Reduction.
Enshrouding Aspect
RogueDefensive
Codex
?
Average Synergy
Gain a free Dark Shroud shadow every 3 seconds when standing still. Each Dark Shroud shadow grants [2.0-4.0%] increased Damage Reduction.

Best Paragons To Use with PvP Damage Reduction

The best paragon to use with the PvP Damage Reduction stat in D4 is Scent of Death, which is a Legendary Board Node.

Scent of Death
NecromancerLegendary Board
S
Average Synergy
  • With at least 2 Corpses Nearby, you gain 15% Damage Reduction. With no Corpses Nearby, you deal 15% increased damage.
Abyssal
NecromancerRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Non-Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You and your Minions deal x10% increased Non-Physical damage.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Brawl
BarbarianRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +11 - 55% (2.2% Per Level) bonus to their Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Brawling Skills deal x18% increased damage.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Pride
RogueRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You deal x13% increased Physical damage to both Healthy and Injured enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Strength
Protector
DruidRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Grants +25 - 125% (5% Per Level) bonus to all Rare nodes within range.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction while you have an active Barrier.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Intelligence
Winter
SorceressRare Glyph
?
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Cold damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Whenever you Chill an enemy, you deal x3% increased Cold damage for 10 seconds, up to x15%.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Elementalist
SorceressRare Glyph
A
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Non-Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Dealing Fire, Cold, or Lightning damage to an enemy increases all damage you deal to them by x5% for 10 seconds, stacking once per element.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Intelligence
Reinforced
SorceressRare Glyph
A
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Grants +25 - 125% (5% Per Level) bonus to all Rare nodes within range.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction while you have an active Barrier.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Electrocute
SorceressRare Glyph
B
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Lightning damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Your Lightning damage has a +5% increased chance to Critically Strike enemies who are Stunned, Immobilized, or Frozen.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Werewolf
DruidRare Glyph
B
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage while in Werewolf form.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction while in Werewolf form.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Willpower
Deadraiser
NecromancerRare Glyph
C
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +20 - 100% (4% Per Level) bonus to their Minion damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Whenever your Minions deal damage to an enemy, that enemy takes x1% increased damage from you and your Minions, up to x12%, for 10 seconds.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Intelligence
Pyromaniac
SorceressRare Glyph
C
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Fire damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Every Pyromancy Skill you cast or every second you channel Incinerate increases your Fire damage by x2% for 6 seconds, up to x10%.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Turf
RogueRare Glyph
C
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Strength purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage to Close targets.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction against Close Enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Strength
Werebear
DruidRare Glyph
C
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage while in Werebear form.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction while in Werebear form.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Willpower
Corporeal
NecromancerRare Glyph
D
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +15 - 75% (3% Per Level) bonus to their Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You and your Minions deal x10% increased Physical damage.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Intelligence
Human
DruidRare Glyph
D
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage while in Human form.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction while in Human form.
  • Radius Requirement:
    40 Willpower
Weapon Master
BarbarianRare Glyph
D
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    Paragon nodes within range gain +11 - 55% (2.2% Per Level) bonus to their Physical damage and Damage Reduction modifiers.
  • Radius Bonus:
    Hitting with a Weapon Mastery Skill reduces the active Cooldown of another random Weapon Mastery Skill by 2 seconds.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Territorial (Barbarian)
BarbarianRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage to Close targets.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction against Close Enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Territorial (Druid)
DruidRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage to Close targets.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction against Close Enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Territorial (Necromancer)
NecromancerRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage to Close targets.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 10% Damage Reduction against Close Enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Territorial (Sorceress)
SorceressRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage to Close targets.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain 15% Damage Reduction against Close Enemies.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Dexterity
Undaunted (Barbarian)
BarbarianRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2 - 8% (0.3% Per Level) increased damage while Fortified.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain up to 10% Damage Reduction the more Fortify you have.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower
Undaunted (Druid)
DruidRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal +2 - 10% (0.4% Per Level) increased damage while Fortified.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain up to 10% Damage Reduction the more Fortify you have.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Intelligence
Undaunted (Necromancer)
NecromancerRare Glyph
S
Average Synergy
  • Description:
    For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal +2 - 8% (0.3% Per Level) increased damage while Fortified.
  • Radius Bonus:
    You gain up to 10% Damage Reduction the more Fortify you have.
  • Radius Requirement:
    25 Willpower

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