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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.
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