The nightward proc is always gained at the beginning of a battle.
The amount of shadow damage that is reduced because of the nightward proc varies based on its level:
Nightward level Shadow damage reduction Level 1 −5% of final shadow damage amount Level 2 −10% of final shadow damage amount Level 3 −15% of final shadow damage amount Level 4 −20% of final shadow damage amount Level 5 −25% of final shadow damage amount
Fewer sources of higher level nightward are more effective at reducing the amount of shadow damage you will take than more sources of lower level nightward. See the wards page for an explanation of how damage reduction calculations are performed and why two higher level nightwards are more effective than 4 lower level nightwards.
Equipment and usage info
You may gain the nightward proc in battle if you have one or more of the following items in your setup:
Nightward 20 can prevent the deathtouch proc from doing much beyond very minimal damage.
The following creatures may gain the nightward proc in battle:
The following epic bosses may gain the nightward proc in battle:
Portal epic bosses
Special-event epic bosses
The nightward proc can be gained by any coven boss during any battle.
- 1 June 2010: The nightward proc was included in the first release of Chronicles of Blood.
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