Talk:Armour class

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Hey, does anyone know if AC can get into the negatives (via corrosion, for example), and if so, is it calculated normally (i.e. bonus damage), or will it be set to 0 for the damage calc? This is actually being two quesetions, the second one being does it work on monsters? (reason: I'm quite sure with evocations 5 to not be able to kill "lerny" with a wand of scattershot with a tile distance between us when it still had about 90% of its HP, but I did - although I corroded it beforehand) --Aargxl (talk) 19:28, 19 July 2019 (CEST)

AC can be negative, whether through corrosion or wearing a really bad ring of protection or what have you.
To test the effects, I went into wizard mode and let a rat chew on me for a while with -3 AC. I don't think I ever lost more than 3 HP at a time, so my guess is negative AC doesn't actually amplify damage. I'm not sure where to look in the code to confirm this hypothesis, though. --spudwalt (talk) 01:07, 20 July 2019 (CEST)