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Plaigh
03-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Is there an equivalency for armor vs avoidance post anywhere? Like, how much armor is equal to 40 parry rating, for example? Or is the argument between EH vs avoidance too restrictive to allow any sort of comparison like that? Basically, I'm trying to decide on reg Band of the Traitor King vs Clutch of Fortification.

Thank you in advance, sorry if this is a wash post.

MellvarTank
03-17-2010, 09:15 AM
The armor vs. EH argument can go on forever and tends to get locked down.

There are a few important things to note: I believe you cannot obtain more than 75% damage reduction from armor, meaning that you can't get enough armor to match a single parry.... however, all avoidance not only has diminishing returns (the more you get the more you need to increase it), but also is only a chance that it will happen.

This is where the debate begins, and I will just let you decide from this info: Armor is always up and always works against physical damage. Avoidance is a chance that you will take no damage, but is based on RNG.

If you want more specific advice on the rings, I would say post your armory in the Halp! section and ask which ring would be better for you based on your gear.

Inaara
03-17-2010, 09:47 AM
There is no comparison. It's a matter of RNG compared to reliable predictable damage.......

Quinafoi
03-17-2010, 12:54 PM
Definately a question for the Halp! forum.

To answer your question...

9 out of 10 tanks agree Clutch of Fortification (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47731) is better. We asked the 10th tank but the boss hit them twice in a row and they died before they could answer.
;)

Bodasafa
03-17-2010, 12:55 PM
9 out of 10 tanks agree Clutch of Fortification (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47731) is better. We asked the 10th tank but the boss hit them twice in a row and they died before they could answer.
;)

That was quite simply... great.

Inaara
03-17-2010, 01:12 PM
Definately a question for the Halp! forum.

To answer your question...

9 out of 10 tanks agree Clutch of Fortification (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47731) is better. We asked the 10th tank but the boss hit them twice in a row and they died before they could answer.
;)

Classic lol. Absolute classic.

Aggathon
03-18-2010, 09:38 AM
Definately a question for the Halp! forum.

To answer your question...

9 out of 10 tanks agree Clutch of Fortification (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47731) is better. We asked the 10th tank but the boss hit them twice in a row and they died before they could answer.
;)

I think you're my new favorite person.