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3-23-2008 @ 7:29PM
Hi Almighty Bob,I think we're more or less saying the same thing. Defense is not, point for point, better than parry as you say - and thus is not a stackable stat when it comes to crafting an avoidance set. This is through practical experience as well as hard theoretical fact. I have a avoidance set, and not one gem or enchant is defense orientated. While I think it is possible, of course, to put a lot of defense up - somewhere in the range of 600 - and reach the necessar avoidance numbers, it's not something that is advisable to do. Even with a mixture of other stats pushing that much defense just doesn't make theoretical sense. Other stats simply offer better returns.I don't think I've ever said it's good to exchange defense gear for parry/dodge/block/hit/etc. gear. That would be the wrong thing to do. However at the point where it becomes acceptable, as long as it doesn't gimp unnecessarily your other stats, is when you have 490 defense. Which is what the point of this article was about - that there is a cap. An example of this would be the Zul'aman shield in exchange for the Gruul shield (ZA has no +def, Gruul does).Re: Misses. My intention was not to make this an exhaustive guide to defense. Explaining misses and their relation to tanking is another 1500+ word article. It also doesn't factor into the existence of the practical 490 cap.Best,Adam.
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