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7-09-2009 @ 8:02PM
Meh. The doubling of Shield Block value on ITEMS wouldn't make a Prot Warrior some unstoppable force in Arenas. Like Matt said the only real danger comes from stacking BV at the expense of other stats and praying for some lucky crits. Keep in mind base shield BV and strength derived BV remain unchanged so SS damage wouldn't double by any stretch. The change definitely wouldn't bring Prot Warriors from mostly unrepresented to OP. As someone who's done a fair amount of Arenas as Prot with a resto druid and I can tell you winning and losing is pretty random. If both opponents can snare/root there's not much hope. I'm sure the change is to prevent burst due to Sword and Board procs. 8-10k burst isn't a game change, however it's somewhat common to pull of a Charge/SB/Crit SS/Revenge/Crit SS combo for around 14k - 18k damage in the span of 2 GCDs. But after that we're back to way subpar DPS with decent shutdown abilities for another minute.
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