do people even bother reading my posts?
Last line of my last post reads;Side note: Are you sure Reck still increases damage taken? I could have sworn it no longer stated it did in the tooltip in the current build.
the loss of the increased damage taken is kinda a two edged sword in MoPThe most rage productive cycles for Prot are SS>Rev>Rev>Rev which produces 45 rage per 6 seconds (7.5rps), or (SNB)SS>Dev>(SNB)SS>Dev which produces 40 rage ever six seconds, (6.666RPS). Enrage will increase the RPS by 50%. So yes, as long as we have the perfect procs and are enraged 100% of the time we would be able to have SB up 100% of the time bar its CD. The chances of having the perfect proc rate and 100% enrage uptime aswell are somewhat slim, so in reality, outside of Avatar it's not really possible to use SB even on CD.Or do we generate enough rage when hit/exp capped in order to keep shieldblock on cooldown?
Some RNG is fine, however the difference between how much rage we produce based on rotational procs is 400%, you have no control over whether you get SnB procs and extremely limited control over Rev and enrage procs. and without hit and expertise you have 22.5% chance that even if you could force all your procs 100% of the time you would still produce 0 rage. 22.5% of your shield slams and your Revs produce no rage? 22.5% of the time your Enrage does nothing. not having the hit/expertise caps feel like not having the def cap in wrath. Yes they should be viable threat stats. No, they should not feel like an entry barrier to tankingThough my thoughts are that does not have to be neccesarily bad for protection warriors to have some RNG on their rage income....
If we then look at the odds of the situation you described: Nót having zerg rage available, nót having battle/commanding shout available, nó parry's, no dodges and no critical blocks and then having your shield slam miss/parry/dodge. Well, sure it will happen at some point troughout a fight, but it is unlikely that it would be very common.
In a pinch i would use Demo banner, its a raid CD so It's usually going to be saved for some specific point in an encounter, Demo shout is fine but you're gonna find yourself defenceless alot more often than its available, same for shield wall and even shield barrier. You are running on fumes, even with the hit/exp cap, and doing your rotation perfectly you cannot use Shield block on CD you just do not produce the rage.and the problem with using shield barrier is that it has a hidden rage cost. with out shield block up you don;t block as often, which means you don't crit block as often which means you don't enrage as often, and with my current avoidance and mastery I'm 3 times as likely to enrage with SB up as I am without it. If you have to use rage on Shield Barrier you'll find you really have to leave you defences down for a long time if you want to afford to use shield block. which kinda forces you to either cycle shield blocks which leaves you open a lot of the time. or you end up praying you can afford a cheap Shield barrier every 5 seconds or so.And íf it happens, we are not dead right away, you can see your shield slam miss/parried/dodged, you can take a look at your current rage, and then you have still have some viable options left. For example, demoralizing banner, demoralizing shout, shield wall and even shield barrier when you do have some rage. (just not enough for shield block, which is where we talk about)