Just to add to what La_minore said:
Along with Blade Spirit summoning and Force Blast use, Bladestorm's Mana cost will increase as you gain more gear/Charms with +Skills/+Sorc Skills. You'll especially notice it if you're tanking bosses with large Life pools, or fighting enemies that are Phys-immune (LL/ML doesn't work on them). So the extra regen works in conjunction with Mana Leech to help keep your Mana pool stable.
And yes, Flat DR = “Damage Reduced by 6.”
As for MOing your Unique jewelry, you can add DR, MF, and Regen without regret. Those mods will be useful all the time. Res, Minion Res, and Flat Defense are supplemental, and to be added if/when you need them. I'd suggest you wait until you're further along before adding any of that, especially Res and Minion Res. Those values will change as you gain Charms, and you don't want to waste MO space on something you don't need.
Tanin wrote:Thanks for the thorough reply.
Is it normal that I'm having a hard time in TA Destruction with mid game gear (only the belt is missing but I do have Teganze Pendant and 2x Empyrean Band )?
Also TA Terror is pretty easy, but I use a lot of Moon potions in order not to die. Seems like the leech doesn't leech all that well....
I strongly recommend you make
Runeword Level: 98
-5% Cast Speed
-5% Attack Speed
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+5% Increased Healing Rate from Apples
Physical Resist 10%
Slows Attacker by 5%
. It's an important part of your mid-game gearset. That extra 10% DR will help quite a bit. Farm Terror K3KBA if you need a Vith Rune (remember, you can upgrade and downgrade Runes).
It's normal for Dest TA to kick your ass at this stage. Take it slow and only try to fight a few Amazons at a time (3-5 recommended, but no more than 7). Use Force Blast and your Blade Spirits strategically. Use Fusillade all the time. You're only there to get the Charm right now. Nothing more. Imo, Philios is the easiest Priestess to get to, so I usually just farm her for it.