Each hit received in battle will raise resistances by 1%, up to a maximum of 25%.
Drinking a Griffin decoction by itself will not raise any resistance; only after you take your first hit in battle will you see your resistance increase.
- The resistance will stack directly with whatever resistance Geralt's armor provides.
- The resistance will also stack with Protective Coating, which alone will provide up to 50% resistance against all 5 types of damage without any armor.
- Some armor sets like high tier Cat School Gear may provide +75% of resistance to a damage type (elemental), in which case the resistance will stack to 100%. While the damage will not be reduced to 0 it shall become so minute that it can be pretty much ignored even on Death March difficulty.
- Successful parries or "blocks" from quen shield will not raise resistance. Damage taken per hit does not influence increase in resistance and does not influence armor.