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7-31-2009 @ 11:33AM
Okay, so my dumb questions of the day with of course a wall of text intro,As I understand it (this may be incorrect but is my understanding to date) a raid boss' critical hit immunity to a player (level 80) is a defense set at 540. I am assuming this is raw physical critical hit immunity and not magical. This critical hit immunity can also be achieved by resilience rating of 5.6% (460 rating) which does have a magical "resilience" component. Now I realize that increasing defense also increases miss, block, dodge, and parry while resilience doesn't. It is also my understanding (though the math looks nasty) that a combination of defense (below 540) and resilience (below 460) when added together in the correct amounts can lead to a player becoming critical immune from a raid boss. So my questions are: In Wrath, with so many magic based bosses, why do I not see more tanks with stacked resilience for magic mitigation or at least with some combination of defense and resilience to become both critical immune and have some magic mitigation versus all defense stacking? At what point do you make the decision to stack one versus the other? Do you do this with an "off set" that you keep in your bags?
7-31-2009 @ 6:42PM
You are confusing Resilience with Resistance, but to start with the basics.Monsters, including Raid bosses, cannot Critically hit with spells, but Players can.Resilience reduces the chance of a Spell(palyer) from Critically hitting and reduces spell(player) Damage over Time effects single Tick damage. Defense rating however reduces the chance of a melee(monster) move to critically hit, having a endgame cap of 540, spells, as you put it, are not taken into the defensive stat, however aquireing items, like the Icebane Chest, Boots, and Belt, will give you a large ammount of frist resistance, wich is Key to tank a fight like Saphiron.Putting it simply:Resilience=PvP defense.Defence rating=PvE melee defense.Resistance=Magical defense of ALL kinds, including PvP but to a lesser extent to Resilience.
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