So apparently I have been trying to stay alive by investing in the wrong things. But what about this:
Are “resistances” to things such as “non-elemental damage” resistance to just plain old damage, such as a bullet or a knife?
1a. In other words, when I get a “resistance relic” which offers me x% or y% resistance to fire, shock, corrosion, or “non-elemental”, there is a little starburst next to that last one which smacks of “explosion”, but I’m not sure what I am resisting
1b. Is slag elemental?
Are “resistances” (from a relic, from an adaptive shield) applied to the gross damage, and then your shields remove some (if you have shields), or to your health? In other words: If I have 20% shock resistance, does that resistance help my shield from getting eaten up by shock damage, or only my health?
If I slag an enemy, does it then take more damage from normal bullets and melee, or just from fire, shock and corrosion?