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Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby larathus » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:34 am

Currently I am sitting at 552 defense. I realize I am over-capped from the 540. However most of enchants and gems are stam based so dropping the 552 will not happen until I get better gear. My question is this. What does the extra 12 defense give me in terms of block- parry etc. I have had alot of people tell me anything after 540 is useless while some board Faq's say you cannot have too much defense.

Also is there a macro that will tell me wether I am block capped?


Thanks for the input.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Ascendant » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:51 am

even beyond the cap, defense is still a good avoidance stat. It is better than parry and block at least.

you can't calculate how much avoidance you are getting without knowing what your diminishing returns are at. Before DR it is 0.04 avoidance to every avoidance stat (miss/dodge/parry/block) per point of defense skill.

yes there is a macro to tell you how close you are to block cap; you should be able to find it in the macro forum.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Judgeratt » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:35 pm

It's not a Defense "cap", it's a Defense MINIMUM.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Koatanga » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:37 pm

To complete the equation in the thread topic:

Over-capped defense equals win.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Seloei » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:39 pm

i like this one better tho

Over-capped defense equals more avoidance than other stats.

but yours got a ring to it that is so true also ^^
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby hoho » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:17 am

Over-minimum defense also means it's easier to swap gear around if needed.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Zeianna » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:27 am

This should probably be in basic.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Thels » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:35 am

Even after crit immunity, defense is still:

The 2nd best stat to reach block capping (after block rating)

The 2nd best stat for avoidance (after dodge)

So yes, defense remains win. Unless you can drop the defense enchant and still remain block capped, I suggest keeping the defense enchant.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Flex » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:32 am

Over-capped defense equals angsty mods editing your post.
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Re: Over-capped defense equals ???

Postby Lore » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:38 am

Most of your questions are easily resolved by checking stickies or using the search function. The remaining ones would be better off in the "Gear Questions and Advice" forum, not Advanced Training.

Also, there's no such thing as a defense cap.
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