Thanks for all the input from the community, and I do love the AP and HEAP rounds in the ballistic tree. ( That is when the game goes long enough without a terminal problem arising that breaks the game, like any political attempt.)
Not sure if this has been asked before as I'm not to sure how to search this specific question. Say we have a cruiser, it has one resistance layer and low armor say 2 layers left. Now lets say he gets hit with a weapon that has a 4 armor damage. Now since it used up 3 out of 4 of its armor damage points does it hit the hull for full damage or 1/4? and if hull takes reduced damage from that does the resistance layer still reduce weapon damage even if the armor is gone? Always wondered this but havent played to test it not even sure how unless i find a program that keeps track of damage done and to what. Hope i explained what i meant well as i tends not to and everyone misses my meaning.
Edit: Oh also forgot. Say a LV has no armor points left and gets hit with a weak weapon with a armor damage of 3 does it go through the resistance layer caue armor is gone or does it not even notice?
As you said, the resistance layer is always present (armor or no armor). Armor takes damage (after it's adjusted due to resistance layer) before hull. The left over "point" in your example applies to the hull (and has a chance to crit). The resistance layer is only applied once per "hit". If there is no armor, the resistance layer (for example your LV) applies before it then applies directly to the hull. So minor weapons that do 3 or less damage are absorbed, or bounce or do not apply at all. So to damage the hull of an armorless LV, you'd have to do 4 or better damage.
Good to know that resistance layer is still active, but back to the cruiser with 1 resistance and 2 armor being hit with a 4 armor damage weapon. Does the Weapon do full damage or only 1/4? I don't know much about the crits on weapons atm but that's because i haven't really played yet. Waiting on the all clear.
Sorry I thought I was clear. 4 damage hits, one is resisted, so 3 hit the armor, that layer only has 2 left (assuming a vertical and not horizonal damage, ie pierce), 1 hits the hull. Weapons always do full damage, modified by resistance, armor and so on.
Ah, so once it gets to hull nothing's stoping it. Tried to play a quick game but crashed after I got attacked anyways what I was trying to test was what I read about the liir and Adamantine armor. Never got past magno so don't know how the rest work. I take it adimantine adds 1 resistance layer. Now the liir have a tech that also does that. My question is do they stack and on what ships these upgrades apply to. If they stack and can be on a LV that's seems very powerful. Though I doubt that will happen.
So basically the Liir can have CRs with resistance of 3, DNs with resistance of 4, and LVs with resistance of 5 Balls that's a lot of armor if they get lucky with Adamantine armor and that tech. Anyone else get that or better? I would assume the Hiver would/should be able to get or best that.
Man this game needs to hit the all clear and be where i can play it. I'm shaking with impaitant giddiness