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490 Defense?

Postby Gabrion » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:08 pm

I'm very confused post patch about the defense cap. I swear I've seen several posts here basically saying we still need 490 defense and then stack avoidance and HP.

However, a friend in game was telling me yesterday this has changed. He claims we just need to have our chance to be critically hit reduced by like 5.30%, which is much less than 490 defense according to the tooltip.

Confirm/Deny? (and if you feel generous, explain :D )
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Postby Engendrus » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:23 pm

Chance to be critically hit by a boss mob is 5,6%
At level 70 this require 490 defense, it hasn't changed in 3.0
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Postby Kathane » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:26 pm

Actually, you need to reduce chance to be crit by 5.6% for mobs 3 levels above you (aka raid bosses)

Since 475 defense is a 5% reduction in chance to be crit (mouse over the defense rating in my armory link), you need 490 Defense to reach 5.6%.

If you are carrying gear with resilience on it, you need less DEF to reach the magic 5.6%, but lose the 0.04% (or somesuch) avoidance that DEF rating contributes.
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Postby ryan4nayr » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:41 pm

TL;DR

For a L70 player:
475 def / 5.0% less chance to be crit = uncrit vs. L70 mob
480 def / 5.2% less chance to be crit = uncrit vs. L71 mob
485 def / 5.4% less chance to be crit = uncrit vs. L72 mob (heroic bosses)
490 def / 5.6% less chance to be crit = uncrit vs. L73 mob (raid bosses)

% less chance to be crit adds up from defense, resilience and talents (feral druid & tenacity pet only)
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Postby Gabrion » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:25 pm

Thx all for the responses.

Only one question left now - what is TL;DR? I swear I see it popping up all over now and I'm always frustrated when I don't get an acronym.
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Postby Naeldon » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:59 pm

Gabrion wrote:Thx all for the responses.

Only one question left now - what is TL;DR? I swear I see it popping up all over now and I'm always frustrated when I don't get an acronym.


Too long; didn't read.

Please don't use it. Pretty please.
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