PDA

View Full Version : Trinket: Defender's Code or Essence of Gossamer



kpxneophyte
01-24-2009, 01:20 PM
So, the choice is between .85% mitigation + 455 dodge for 20 secs every 2 mins. or a flat 1243 health increase.

Armory link is as follows:
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Frostmane&n=Aib)

clavarnway
01-24-2009, 02:25 PM
Depends on the fight. On Malygos or Sartharion (w/drakes) where Magic damage is everywhere I would go with the stam trinket. On a more physical fight I would probably take the Defender's Code, I really like the massive Defense on it since it spreads it around and you get block rating out of it too. The click ability is pretty nice, and can also be useful on things like Sartharion where you need as much HP as possible (if you are taking his breaths while you have a nasty combo of drake debuffs up).

Just depends really.

Of course if you need the Code to stay crit immune use it.

kpxneophyte
01-24-2009, 02:29 PM
Defender's Code - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40257) has 850 armor and an avoidance click on it.

What I think you're thinking of is the trinket off of thaddius, Repelling Charge - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39292)

Though I guess the same would apply, it's basically an avoidance trinket vs. an EH trinket. Kinda, sorta.

JackDanielz
01-24-2009, 03:31 PM
defender's code reduces my physical damage taken by ~2% => ~2% more EH.
this should be equal to ~600-800 hp + the overall reduction is comparable to 2% avoidance (pre-DR).

I'm either totally wrong or this trinket is a great choice for a balanced gear set.

clavarnway
01-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Defender's Code - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40257) has 850 armor and an avoidance click on it.

What I think you're thinking of is the trinket off of thaddius, Repelling Charge - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39292)

Though I guess the same would apply, it's basically an avoidance trinket vs. an EH trinket. Kinda, sorta.
Yes, my mistake. Thanks for the heads up Kpx :)

Gadholm
02-04-2009, 12:19 AM
defender's code reduces my physical damage taken by ~2% => ~2% more EH.
this should be equal to ~600-800 hp + the overall reduction is comparable to 2% avoidance (pre-DR).

I'm either totally wrong or this trinket is a great choice for a balanced gear set.

I'm really trying to re-evaluate my use of Defender's Code. Outside of magic damage situations, anyone have a comment on his post?

Jonamar
02-04-2009, 06:59 AM
I use this in conjunction with the Badge (ok Emblem, whatever) Trinket on the high physical damage fights. I like setting up a Dodge rotation with the click ability of each of them.

However, I do not have the Repelling Charge from Thadd yet (damn my bad rolling) which would probably alter how I geared and gemmed certain things.

Anyway, this is really nice trinket IMO.