Def and Res, Working Together for Your Non-Critabl
Hello all. I have been seeing a lot of talk on the Warrior forums on the official site and since they are down atm I have brought this question to you which is probably a better idea anyway.
What I have been seeing is that 490 is now not necessarily the only thinking in terms of what you need to be uncritable. Apparently Resilience now plays a decent factor. Instead of the 490 rule, I have been seeing people say that what you should be thinking about is 5.6% which would be the combined chance of not being crit from both Def and Res. Do you agree?
There is no doubt that you definitely lose some avoidance by bringing Res into the mix instead of going straight for Def, but the bigger question at the moment is is it worth mixing the two to reach that goal?
This has been an issue with me because prior to reading this and only going with Def, I was forced to keep a green Champion chest piece and a lesser quality shield due to the Def they both provided (+50) and walking around with just under 12k unbuffed health. After mixing in a S2 Chest and Ring, I end up with more damage and health (now 13k) and I can now also equip a mych better shield while still meeting the 5.6% rule.
yes - resil will make you uncrittable
Just mouseover your defense rating and it will list a % chance reduction to be crit, then mouseover your resilience rating and it also lists % chance reduction to be crit. Add the 2 #s, if it's 5.6% or more you are uncrittable.
With a good healer I can roll with about 370 defense rating in full season 4 gear :) I actually have more armor than in my tank set (19.2k vs 18.3k) - I just have less avoidance, SLIGHTLY less shield block, 2500 less health, but I do a ton more threat. Without battleshout or any buffs my shockwaves tooltip says it does over 1500dmg, with full buffs the tooltip will report 2k dmg (which means I see crits over 4k). That is some serious AoE threat. Although rage starvation isn't really an issue anymore it's even less so with lower avoidance. I do around 1000dps in that setup on single targets. My "real" tanking gear I believe I have around 474 defense and 31 resil.