I’ve noticed that most players that are struggling a lot in the campaign maps like Dread Ring, Icewind Dale, etc is because they are avoiding or ignoring one of the most important offensive stats in the game: Armor Penetration. Every enemy that you will find at lv 70+ have a specific Damage Resistance that will reduce the incoming damage. If you want to deal full damage to them, you need to stack ArPen. However, you can’t ignore more than their maximum damage resistance.
Example: If your foe have 30% DR and you have 0% ArPen, your damage will be 30% lower. If you get at least 10% ArPen, against the same foe you will deal only 20% less damage. If you have 30% ArPen, you will deal 100% of your damage to your opponent.
Check your total resistance ignored in your character sheet below “offensive and healing” ratings.
So, what’s the DR of the enemies in the campaign maps?
Find below the most common enemies, also the stronger ones.
|Icewind Dale||Well of Dragons||Dread Ring|
|Wolves||40.5||Small Drakes||32||Iron Golem||39.6%|
|Polar Bear||50||Black Dragonclaw||36||Servitor||32|
|Dire Bear||55||Guard Drake||50|
Bonus: Regarding to Spinward Rise The Noble giants in the Thunderhead Reach area, which are among the toughest foes in this map, have a damage resistance of 32% so if you want to deal full damage to them, you need 32% of ArPen. The other enemies have less DR.