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I know feral tanks don't need defense but . . .
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I was looking at this
as a way to gain some valuable expertise and was wondering if and how the defense on it will help my avoidance. Will it help me or is it just wasted item-budget? If it will help, could someone please explain how?
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to elaborate on Tome's comment, defense rating gives block, dodge, parry, and miss chance
druids don't block or parry so defense is only half as valuable to us as it is to a warrior/pally and 1/3 less valuable than to a DK
we still receive dodge and miss chance from it so it's far from useless, just not at the top of our list
To elaborate on Hashmel's comment, defense gives block, dodge, parry, incoming miss, and reduced incoming crit chance. This makes it 2/5 as effective as a Warrior/Pally if they are not defense capped and 1/2 as effective if they are, and makes it 1/2 as effective as a DK if he is not defense capped and 2/3 as effective if he is.
It's not as good a stat for a druid as say Agi or Dodge, but its still a good stat.
druids don't block or parry so defense is 1/3 less valuable than to a DK2/3rd actually
Omg 1/2, 1/3, 2/3... @_@ lolbaremath iz hard. Me dizzy.
Simply put, defense rating translates into defense skill at a rate of 4.92 def rating per def skill point. From here, every defense skill point increases dodge, miss, parry and block chance by 0.04%. So, for instance,
gives 8.13*0.04 = 'miss' and 8.13*0.04 dodge chance = 0.325% miss + 0.325% dodge. The ring gives a total value of 1.67% avoidance (miss + dodge, before diminishing returns).
nah still 1/3, we dodge and can be missed, DKs can dodge, be missed, and parry
that's 1/3 things we can't do so 1/3 less valuable or 2/3
definately not a usless stat though
and i suppose it's worth mentioning on boss fights with a defense reducing debuff it helps us maintain crit immunity which other tanks couldn't do without severely gimping their survivability or threat
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