The purpose of Weapon Expertise

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Postby Ignus » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:38 am

many enemies in game that have no shield graphic produce a "Blocked" message. You can see this just by grinding with any melee class.

that's probably your explination.
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Postby eia » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:57 am

Actually, how I understand it is that a lot of mobs in the beginning (during beta or so I believe) blocked and gave the message "miss" instead, but after complaints that players had abnormal miss rates vs some mobs, they changed it to display "block" instead, even though the mob don't use shield.
I know that I myself have been miffed at bears in Darkshore blocking my attacks, and as I understood it, all mobs can do it.
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Postby Fridmarr » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:22 am

Phaex wrote:Thanks for that information.
I never thought of less parry actually decreases damage income.

I looked at weapon exp in a different way the last few days. I'm usually tanking with vengeance, and i see myself having alot of trouble to stack it up and keep it at 5. So the basic idea was to try if the effect of weapon exp would be enough to solve that problem.

So now i have more than one argument to go and respecc.
But there is one major problem, where the hell do we take those 5 points from ?

1) drop parry - would be fine if my gear was better
2) drop anticipation - same.
3) spell warding/stoicism/bok - uhm. Not sure about it.


Well you can certainly drop stoicism and in reality probably BOK, though Kings is nice in heroics where you may be the only one with it. I'd personally keep spell warding.
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Postby Fridmarr » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:25 am

Alixander

Go to the WoW Web Stats site (http://www.lossendil.com) and search on pretty much any shieldless boss, and you'll see that he blocks. You can even see the combat log if you'd like.
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Postby Lorath » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:44 am

From a purely offensive viewpoint:
http://elitistjerks.com/472184-post530.html

Conclusion: +5 weaponskill is the magic number.

Now as to the defensive nature of weapon skill... /shrug
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Postby Agravaine » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:06 pm

Is that +5 no matter your race? humans start at +5.
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Postby Lore » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:34 pm

Agravaine wrote:Is that +5 no matter your race? humans start at +5.


Humans do not need any additional weapon skill.
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Postby Agravaine » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:55 pm

Good to know, I tried WepX for a couple weeks and really couldn't notice any change -- went back to Reckoning.
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