Jun 23rd 2011 1:32AM What people fail to notice about the Scythe is that the WotLK version was also under-itemized for a ilvl 232 epic staff, but nobody bothered to make a fuss about it back then.
Apr 26th 2011 9:51AM Very classy plagarizing Boubille's "apocalypse" joke from the 4.1 news on mmo-champion!
Jan 25th 2011 1:53PM Suggesting that keeping dodge and parry percentages as close as possible to each other reduces loss due to diminshing returns could not possibly be further from the truth.
First off, at level 85, Deathknights have 5% base parry but only 3.664% base dodge, which are prior to and not subject to DR whatsoever. That means even not considering any other effects, you'd want parry to be 1.336% percent higher anyway.
The real way to look at this accurately is keep your dodge and parry percentages due to DR-affected parameters equal.
Affected by DR:
- Dodge rating
- Dodge from Agi from gear
- Parry rating (including Str->Parry rating, already reflected on character sheet)
NOT Affected by DR
- Base Dodge
- Base Parry
- Dodge from Base Agi
Keeping these categories in mind, the correct answer for optimizing your avoidance is this relationship --
Parry_rating = Dodge_rating + (177/431)*Agi_from_Gear
The 177/431 coefficient is an approximation to whole numbers based on the combat ratings from EJ, if you need exact numbers, look up the values from there.
In reality, your avoidance will be maximized with your character sheet parry percentage being higher than dodge in all possible scenarios.