Swordshattering -vs- Stoneskin Gargoyle: tested
This topic has popped up in quite a few threads.
Here's what we know now, from my testing:
* swordshattering 4% parry is not effected by diminishing returns (it's treated like a racial or talent)
* stoneskin gargoyle 25 Defence Skill, which in turn gives 3% avoidance which is also not effected by DR, and also +2% stamina
The second highlighted point is what I didn't know.
I just tested it on PTR to be sure.
Thus, we have a choice of two runeforges that are wholly exempt from diminishing returns. Wonderful!
(1) Objective: need to verify whether the in-game parry/dodge shows diminished return avoidance.
Method: Get the avoidance figures with and without Seal of Pantheon. It only adds defence, so easy to do the maths.
Note the dodge goes from 13.35 down to 12.89, and parry from 14.77 to 14.41.
Defence gives 0.04% per point of defence skill to each avoidance stat. The Pantheon gives 13.2 Defence, so we would expect 0.53% loss on dodge and also on parry.
Observed difference was 0.46% and 0.36%, which proves diminishing returns are shown on the char panel.
(2) Test: Add the Gargoyle enchant and observe difference in character sheet.
Note the net change is 1% loss on parry. Therefore Gargoyle's avoidance benefits from Defence are not subject to DR. Awesome.
Corroboration of that test:
Clandestine on EJ tested it
Threads that discussed:
New defense runeforge..too good?
Tank weapons removed
My thanks to Origon on deathknight.info who first drew my attention to this.
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