Holy Shield Change

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Holy Shield Change

Postby Soloz » Fri May 13, 2011 8:46 pm

Couldn't find another thread on this figured I'd post it up

* Holy Shield now increases block chance by 5% while active, instead of increasing the amount of damage blocked by 10%.

So with this change we will block cap easier but it would seem we won't be on par with damage mitigation with warriors where they ave Crit block.

There was a change to the Block meta gem going from 1% to 3% which kinda helps.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby d503 » Fri May 13, 2011 9:39 pm

Was pretty easy for me... viewtopic.php?f=2&t=31635&p=660703#p660703

It's right above yours.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby Palabrewtis » Tue May 17, 2011 9:04 am

Actually it's in a completely different discussion forum. I did the same thing posted in here requesting any math relating to this possible change. I deleted my post after finding it in the general forum.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby d503 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:12 am

Yeah, I was looking at View Active Topics (here), which is a much more complete view of the activity on the site...of course, I understand that not everyone uses this...
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby theckhd » Tue May 17, 2011 11:43 am

In any event, it's not worth spending much time working out the details of this change yet. It was pretty clear from the moment the PTR patch notes went up that we weren't seeing the whole story. It's meaningless to run a lot of math on the change from 10% block value to 5% block chance when we know that there's stuff happening behind the scenes that we don't have details for yet.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby Palabrewtis » Tue May 17, 2011 4:29 pm

That's cool, I didn't even know you could do that.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby Cavalorn » Wed May 18, 2011 11:07 pm

...and another change, back to the roots. +10% blocked damage again.
Try & Error continued.

I'm wondering what the do now with the "new" block-meta.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby Fetzie » Thu May 19, 2011 1:01 am

Cavalorn wrote:...and another change, back to the roots. +10% blocked damage again.
Try & Error continued.

I'm wondering what the do now with the "new" block-meta.


the change to the eternal shadowspirit diamond was reverted in 14133 too.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby Cavalorn » Thu May 19, 2011 2:33 am

Hmm, I think I should read the whole story on mmo^^ Thx for the info.
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby Arnel » Fri May 27, 2011 2:54 am

Holy Shield has been redesigned. This talent is now an activated ability off the global cooldown. It grants 20% increased block amount to a paladin's shield blocks for 10 seconds, with a 30-second cooldown.


That was... unexpected...
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Re: Holy Shield Change

Postby amityafflict » Fri May 27, 2011 8:28 am

essentially combined with t12 4p this can work to our benefit. Take a block capped gear set with roughly 15D/15P/5M and you have all physical damage (minus bleeds) having roughly a 70% chance to do 70% damage. HS takes this to 70% to do 50% damage, 20s/m. DP takes this to 70% to do 56% damage (with added non-physical damage benefits) 10s/m. 4pc prot takes this to 58% chance to take 70% damage 10s/m. All this totally 40s/m of a very smooth intake of damage when seated in a raid setting.

Other thing to remember is that atm they're just trying different things out for ways to deal with Paladin mastery, no point in finalizing anything atm.
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