How does armor rating work?

#1Jprime666Posted 6/30/2012 8:54:05 AM
Does it shave off a percentage of damage? Does anyone know the calculation?
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#2Jprime666(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2012 9:06:54 AM
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#3Jprime666(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2012 10:07:12 AM
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#4IamI3rianPosted 6/30/2012 10:25:06 AM
displayed armor rating = (worn armor rating + item quality) * (1 + 0.4 * (skill + skill effect)/100) *
(1 + Custom Fit or Well Fitted + Matching Set) * (1 + Agile Defender or Juggernaut) +
(shield armor rating + item quality) * (1 + 0.4 * (skill + skill effect)/100) *
(1 + Custom Fit or Well Fitted + Matching Set) + armor effects

hidden armor rating = 25 per piece worn

damage reduction% = (displayed armor rating + hidden armor rating) * 0.12

There you go friend. From: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Armor

Hope your math is good. :p

The bold bit is likely what you REALLY want though.
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