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    So the guild is going to Down Vashj....

    I'm sorry if this topic has been discussed before I did a little searching before I posted this thread.

    With Vashj going down naturally I check out the loot and notice T5 helm drops, I check out the stats and notice that its really not an upgrade from T4, You lose stam SBV and block rating in exchange for avoidance, To me I see that as not an upgrade at the least. My question is, Am I wrong in thinking this?

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    S3 helm looks pretty hot IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeigus View Post
    I'm sorry if this topic has been discussed before I did a little searching before I posted this thread.

    With Vashj going down naturally I check out the loot and notice T5 helm drops, I check out the stats and notice that its really not an upgrade from T4, You lose stam SBV and block rating in exchange for avoidance, To me I see that as not an upgrade at the least. My question is, Am I wrong in thinking this?
    Yes, get a ZG enchant on it, put stam gems in it, get more t5. The whole set is an upgrade. You're mildly overrating EH.

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    Bump for more suggestions.

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    For T5 content, BV is still a pretty good stat, since the mobs don't hit that hard. Once you get into T6, BV becomes less relevant, as dodging that 7k hit is more important than taking a couple dozen less damage. You want to beak up the damage spikes. IMO, T5 hat is the hat you'll use for most hard hitting progression bosses, even over T6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeigus View Post
    I'm sorry if this topic has been discussed before I did a little searching before I posted this thread.

    With Vashj going down naturally I check out the loot and notice T5 helm drops, I check out the stats and notice that its really not an upgrade from T4, You lose stam SBV and block rating in exchange for avoidance, To me I see that as not an upgrade at the least. My question is, Am I wrong in thinking this?
    The Tier 5 definitely trumps the Tier 4 in my mind. The reasoning is as such.

    1. Stamina alone is not a fair measure. We have to also take into account armor. (+150 armor for T5)
    2. SBV as Kavtor says loses value as mobs hit harder and while shouldn't be ignored as a mitigation stat, it should be for the most part considered only a threat stat.
    3. Block Rating is a pointless stat and should be associated zero value when comparing gear as it's only practical use is in creating a Passive Uncrushable set. (which you wouldn't use the Tier 4 helm for anyway)

    So basically you have a slight threat loss with a massive avoidance gain making Tier 5 leagues ahead.

    Now a more interesting comparison would be [item]Battleworn Tuskguard[/item] vs Tier 5. (a comparison that Tier 5 may still win...)

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