I noticed something really weird on my melee character. My armor absorption seems to be steadily going down, and I'm not sure if this is a bug or not. Without having any debuffs to lower my , I've noticed it was lower than it should be. Then over the course of playing, I noticed this get lower. Right now (unbuffed), its at 5 . My equipment includes Embossed Serpentine platemail, pants of shiny steel plates, and various other pieces of equipment (should total 17 ). If I remove equipment I can see it go down (Bottoming out at 0) as it should be I have berserker rage (up to berserker rage), dual wielding (up to offensive maneuvering), swords (up to Overhau), artful dodger (up to knightly leap), master of arms (thick skin), alchemy (transmuter), and forging (fully trained). I'm on dungeon level 6 at the moment. All I can think of as a cause is some weird bug interaction with berzerker buffs wearing off? Possibly while autosaving or something.