Yeah watched it back and he was in purple robes, sorry. Vid coming soon. Bone vs naked is a big difference actually. The more physical protections you have, the less elemental damage you take from a transmute. Of course this stacks with elemental protections as well, so someone with both slashing and cold protection takes far less cold damage. In the video I'm going to post, I hit a plate/scale wearing player for low 80s in the back, when he has his staff out, using the exact same sword. ~30 damage less per hit for putting on some gear. Once 3-piece infernal becomes the norm, mounts will hit for noticeably less.