Understanding diminishing returns - A closer look ( HOW DOES IT WORK)

Hey everyone,

I have an interest in the value of parry/parry rating for warrior tanks, however before i can address them ( which will take place in another thread *hint hint*) I have some questions about DR. This is an effort to better understand what diminishing returns are, how the effect of dr functions, and its practical application to theorycrafting.... specifically on parry.

below is the basic formula Ive been using.. is this correct?

Code:

`1 1 k`

- = - + -

x' c x

x' is avoidance after diminishing returns

x is avoidance before diminishing returns

c is the dodge/parry cap (65.631440% for warriors, paladins and DKs, 116.890707 for druids)

k is a constant equal to 0.9560 for warriors, paladins and DKs, 0.9720 for druids

Assuming this is the correct approach, I was planning on working out the DR on graph paper, and recalculating at intervals of 100, starting at an initial value of 1000.

so ..

1000

1100

1200

and so on, all the way thru 4800.

In this approach, Im assuming that the value of parry **rating** BEFORE dr is consistent. That is, that the slope will remain consistent and the value of parry increases exponentially as the amount of parry **rating** increases.

My goal here is to understand the before-and-after-dr value of **parry**, and compile as much information regarding the slope of each as the amount of parry **rating** increases.

Is this the right approach for what im trying to do?

HOW DOTH THOU CHECK THE ARITHMETIC?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?