Originally Posted by

**WarTotem**
Yeah, I meant that 1 mastery relates to X amount of block, so 179,28 MR relates to that, compared to Y Dodge.

Apparently, I made a math error (most likely a decimal wrong somewhere), because I just redid the calculations for the new numbers (2.25% block per mastery & 40% damage reduction), and I got a more realistic number. Re-checking, (MC * AB) for Paladins now remains the same, although your overall chance to block is lower.

The correct **break-even point for Paladins is actually 2049 Avoidance Ratings**. (At level 85 btw)

This means that if you have more Dodge & Parry rating than that, Mastery becomes a better stat.

If I do the same for Warriors, using 1,5% block & crit block per Mastery and 30% base reduction:

MC = 1,5 and AB = 30% * (1 + 1,5% * (8 + MR / 179,28))

AR = [179,28 / (MC * AB) - 0,956*175,719] /0,0152366

AR = [179,28 / (1,5 * 30% * (1 + 1,5% * (8 + MR / 179,28))) - 0,956*175,719] /0,0152366

AR = [179,28 / (45% * (1,12 + 0,015 / 179,28 * MR))) - 0,956*175,719] /0,0152366

AR = [179,28 / ((0,504 + 0,675 / 17928 * MR) *0,0152366) - 0,956*175,719/0,0152366

AR = [179,28 / ((0,504 + 0,675 / 17928 * MR) *0,0152366) - 11025,2526154129

Now this is the fun part:

AR = 312515705,6036 / (MR + 13386,24) - 11025,2526154129

(Yes, that is 312 million!)

At 0 MR, this is 12321

At 1000 MR, this is 10698

And so on...

If you turn this thing around, to get to the point where Paladins are, (2049 AR as break-even point), you'ld need 10518 Mastery Rating, .... which is exactly the 100% crit block hardcap.

Too bad the block chance cap is already at 9562 Mastery Rating, at which point Mastery is (of course) not worth it anymore.

To make Mastery worth it at some point in a realistic environment, any of the following solution would work:

* Make critical blocks a separate roll on the table (rather than two-roll)

* Increase block chance per Mastery to 2,5-2,75%

* Increase Critical Block Chance to atleast 4-5% per Mastery (although this will gimp Mastery value once you hit 20/25 Mastery)

Edit: Note that this is all without Shield Block taken into account. Shield Block actually boosts the value of Mastery Rating through the gain in critical blocks.

Unfortunately the math to add that is even bigger than this one, so I'll simply stick it into the spreadsheet I'm working on and tell you the result when I'm done.

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