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11-12-2010 @ 1:13PM
I'd like to see Critical Block be changed to "Shield Mastery," that acts like Unshackled Rage in that it increases the effectiveness of all shield-based abilities and talents in addition to boosting block change and block amount. That means it would boost Shield Slam, Shield Bash, Shield Block, Spell Reflection, and something else I'm sure I'm forgetting.
11-12-2010 @ 1:22PM
Shield Wall. :)
11-12-2010 @ 1:29PM
Yyyyup, there it is.I hate this comment system.
11-12-2010 @ 6:59PM
I love most of your articles Matt, but I'm sorry you got the crit block part mostly wrong this time.If you had done your research you would know that the prot warrior mastery currently is the best tank mastery there is, it also beats both dodge & parry as a defensive stat once you've gone trough the maths with parry coming slightly on top of dodge.All that info's been available for quite a while now as well, there was even a thread about this a few weeks ago on the WoW warrior forums (I know the WoW forums are usually a terrible place for advice, but this guy actually did a very nice job at theorycrafting).While blocking only gets 30% (and possibly 60%) less damage on attacks, it does help make the incoming damage less spiky than a full dodge or parry would, making the healer's job more linear and I'm pretty sure thats what the devs were going for with cataclysm."Mastery interacts interestingly here because unlike the paladin mastery, Critical Block means we're not as likely to block an attack, but when we do block, we're more likely to block for more."It does give you an added block %, not sure why you would say it doesn't, its the first thing on the tooltip. You seem to have ignored the whole point of the mastery, it increases the block chance as well as giving you a % chance to block for more.Now I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get gray'd out by fanboys, but I think it was important to point out.
11-13-2010 @ 1:53PM
@ElmouthI believe you are wrong in your criticism of Mr. Rossi's statement about warrior mastery vs. paladin mastery. Here is the quote you mentioned:"Mastery interacts interestingly here because unlike the paladin mastery, Critical Block means we're not as likely to block an attack, but when we do block, we're more likely to block for more."It looks like you were interpreting the quote as being solely about warrior mastery. However, I believe that it is meant to be about contrasting warrior mastery with paladin mastery.If you look at warrior protection mastery, it provides an extra 10% chance to block and increases your chance to block by 1.25% per point of mastery. Paladin protection mastery, on the other hand, increases your chance to block by 16%, and increases it by another 2% per point of mastery.Therefore, when interpreted as a contrast between warrior protection mastery and paladin protection mastery, Mr. Rossi's statement in that respect is exactly right.I don't consider myself a fanboy, and I haven't down-voted you since some of your other information was good, but I really think you should double check your interpretation of other people's statements before calling them out like that.
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