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What's the highest you can get your DEF?

Postby Threatco » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:42 am

So I noticed I have a crap tonne of defense. The pieces I am keeping for their high defense for upgrade mix and matching have so much defense. I only have 3-4 upgraded items that drop my defense. But in full defense gear, only 1 epic. Check this out. 560


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So I am curious. With all your defense items you have at the moment, what is the highest you can pump your defense at the moment?

SS would be cool!

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Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:59 am

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Could get +1 def point at the cost of 600 hp, which doesn't seem useful, even for a lawlepeen thread.

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Postby Threatco » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:00 am

I feel like I just got wtflolnewbpwned

Wait why is your melee damage lower?


Thats a http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37179 in mine.

Infantry Assault Blade
Binds when picked up
One-Hand Sword
237 - 440 Damage Speed 2.60
(130.2 damage per second)
+24 Strength
+49 Stamina
Durability 90 / 90
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases defense rating by 33 (6.71 @ L80).
Equip: Increases your expertise rating by 19 (2.32 @ L80).
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Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:34 am

Scarab of Displacement

I kind of want a Seal, but CBA to actually go and get it.
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Postby Spectrum » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:35 am

At the current level of gear defense is the best and basically only way to get to the block cap. (maybe with full BR gear, but I haven't seen much yet). This means lots of paladins are stacking up on defense. There's definitely nothing wrong with going over. You still get the avoidance and block, and since it raises all the stats it isn't as affected by DR as stacking dodge or such.
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Postby Kynes » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:47 am

My power reader says over 9000 if I'm not mistaken. I'll grab a SS inna bit.
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Postby TheBaldGuy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:15 pm

My "normal" tanking gear sits me at 561-565ish depending on where I am going. As you can see on my armory, I'm not exactly supremely well geared. Yet. RNG is stingy in Violet Hold. :evil:

I could probably swap some other stuff in to break 570.
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Postby masterpoobaa » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:35 pm

imho being over the defence minimum is always a good idea as less juggling is required with enchants/gems if a better stam/avoidance but less def piece of gear is found.

Also from what ive read in certain raids/dungeons there are debuffs that lower your defence. having a buffer above 540 may be handy?
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Postby fuzzygeek » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:57 pm

Most of these def debuffs tend to be on the order of 500 defense, so it's hard to compensate for that ... :o
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Postby Veilan » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:35 pm

I'm contemplating to drop my third jeweller's gem into defense and not stam, also, just because it's such a juicy stat, and I don't really care I "only" have 25k health...
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Postby phaqueue » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:51 am

Veilan wrote:I'm contemplating to drop my third jeweller's gem into defense and not stam, also, just because it's such a juicy stat, and I don't really care I "only" have 25k health...


I'm actually working the other way...

dropping my JC Def gems for Stam ones...

Working to condense my Def allocation, and I tend to fluctuate in the area of 540-555 depending on the gear I have equipped...

been slowly replacing defense with more avoidance to get block-capped (I'm at like 1% short with holy shield up...)

also - happen to be wearing the Durable Nerubhide Cape (0 def) and 2 pieces of T7 (chest and legs) which are notoriously lower on defense (dropped the heroic VH legs for the T7 - so I about halved the Def on that slot...)

Still sitting over the minimum - I take the extra... but IMHO - it's a balancing act to keep the minimum and get my stam/avoidance up at the same time...

we'll see how it pans out though - I don't raid 25-mans - so my upgrades will start drying up much sooner :(
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