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5-24-2011 @ 9:44PM
I'm not a number cruncher here but it seems that a passive bonus of +2% dodge is better than 10% reduced damage for 8 secs. every 2 minutes (assuming you hit it on CD). I think that the difference might increase on longer fights too. Of course dodge is a chance and you could have passed a black cat while walking under a ladder while also kicking up a pebble that somehow manages to break a mirror which causes you to stumble and step on a crack (a mirror shard also knocked over some salt). On that note I think that night elves are superior in looks to dwarfs when it comes to being a death knight (dwarves are good hunters and okay pallies /shrug).
5-24-2011 @ 11:11PM
Read it again - it's not dodge. It's chance to not be hit. No other race can get it, and you can't gear for it. Still, a situational cooldown is better for predictable damage mitigation.
5-25-2011 @ 6:51AM
I just tested it by creating two death knights, one human, the other a night elf. The human came up as 7.07% dodge chance. The night elf came up as 7.25%. Testing was done with no gear (they had the exact same gear anyway) and both had frost presence and Undying Resolve as their only buffs. Not anywhere near 2% but it did increase dodge (diminishing returns?).
5-25-2011 @ 9:38AM
Base Agility for Human - 20, base agility for NE - 25. There's your difference in Dodge
5-25-2011 @ 10:03AM
They're right, it's chance to be hit. However, you're right that it's the superior tanking racial. It's FAR superior. Anybody that wants to min max as an alliance tank should be a Night Elf.
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