Protection is reduction to damage taken. There are 8 kinds of protection. Protection does not lower chances of hits or critical hits. Protection does not reduce damage from conditions such as burning.
Specific kinds of protection also stack with physical protection. If you have 2 physical protection as well as 1 blunt protection, your damage from blunt attacks will be reduced by a total of 3.
8 kinds of protectionEdit
Physical Protection reduces the damage taken from all sources except for spirit damage. Many high-level enemies have high physical protection.
Blunt Protection reduces blunt damage.
Edged Protection reduces edged damage.
Acid Protection reduces acid damage.
Cold Protection reduces cold damage.
Fire Protection reduces fire damage. Few enemies have fire protection, and some are even immune to fire. Scions and the variations have negative fire protection.
Poison Protection reduces poison damage.