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10-29-2009 @ 6:51PM
For druids complaining that this will "kill druid tanks" please spend just a minute to think about this.Outside of IcecrownDK- 25% Dodge, 25% Parry = 50% AvoidanceDruid- 50% Dodge, 0% Parry (obviously) = 50% avoidanceInside Icecrown:DK- 5% Dodge, 25% Parry = 30% Avoidance (20% loss)Druid- 30% Dodge, still 0% parry = 30% avoidance. (20% loss)The ONLY case of any interest would be a tank that has less than 20% dodge (And I have yet to meet a progression tank since naxx 10 that had less than 20% dodge) If there was such a tank, lets say a DK, then this would be how it would look:Outside of Icecrown:15% Dodge, 25% Parry = 40% AvoidanceInside Icecrown:0% dodge, 25% Parry = 25% Avoidance (15% loss)Lesson: As long as tanks have at least 20% dodge, this will affect them equally. The only people who really get IMBA from this are tanks with less than 20% dodge (and you want them tanking for you why?)While I'm no expert, I think there are three "styles" of tanksLarge health pool- DruidHigh avoidance- DKLots of mitigation (shield block)- Warrior, PallyThus, a "nerf" to Health would hurt druids the most, a 20% HP might be 8,000 HP for a DK, Pally, or Warrior, for a druid that might be 10-12k health lost. Since they have the most HP, a flat % reduction would leave druids with the same less relative value, but less absolute HP.A HP "nerf" would hurt druids the most. Likewise, a mitigation "nerf" would hurt pallys and warriors the most.This impending avoidance "nerf" will hurt DK's the most.Spend a few minutes mulling this over before downrating, mmmmk?
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