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8-05-2008 @ 4:24PM
There actually is the same problem for paladins. While gear for warriors have strength and stamina, strength contrary to your comment only affects melee attack power, and +block value(how much is blocked) not +block rating(how often you block) and doesn't affect parry at all (agility). Since the conversion from str to block is something around 20:1, for paladins strength is utterly useless.
8-05-2008 @ 4:36PM
In the expansion they've changed the str:BV from 20:1 to 2:1 so the str does help protection paladins.
8-05-2008 @ 4:47PM
Go look at the info on seals and realize how off you are.Spell power will be gotten through stamina, which tanking plate has plenty.http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=8557297750&sid=2003Read up to see how they dealt with the warrior plate change.Here's what's scaling based on AP as well as SP:Consecration (huge deal)Judgements light heals and wis mana are based on it tooSeal of Blood/martyr, seal of vengeance/corruption (the dot), Seal of retribution.So basically, all the paladin's threat moves are now working with both SP and AP to increase their threat. This means the tankadins will likely see incredible threat numbers, which means they keep up with the DPS.All while wearing the exact same plate as warriors and having similar tanking abilities.
8-05-2008 @ 5:53PM
Actually, strength does affect Parry for Death Knights. They get +25% of their strength to parry rating from a Blood talent which will be going baseline in the next major Beta build.
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