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Darkness Tanking Compendium


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theonepanda
12.26.2011 , 07:39 AM | #21
Willpower.

Strength is no longer the primary stat for assassins, and you should not see it on any gear that you have.

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theonepanda
12.26.2011 , 11:30 AM | #22
Just a note, my formulas for mitigation were outdated.

EDIT:

I'm stupid. The new (much more interesting, actually) mitigation spreads are up. Hope it helps!

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Nethershadow
12.26.2011 , 12:12 PM | #23
So based off latest data, we should stack def+absorb till 700, then change to shield+absorb?

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theonepanda
12.26.2011 , 12:26 PM | #24
No, still keep def fairly high, but start allocating some points into shield.

I will look into the values for higher rating totals sometime this afternoon.

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Jamerz
12.26.2011 , 01:39 PM | #25
Just a quick question. Can you only receive a shield from an offhand?

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theonepanda
12.26.2011 , 02:01 PM | #26
I don't really understand the question.

You MUST have a shield equipped to have Dark Ward and other shield abilities to work, yes.

You MUST also be in dark charge stance in order to have your shield do anything.

Mods and Enhancements can have Shield rating on them. Those increase the chance you will absorb attacks with your shield.

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ChazDoit
12.28.2011 , 10:35 AM | #27
Raze never procs u_u

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theonepanda
12.28.2011 , 10:37 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by ChazDoit View Post
Raze never procs u_u
I also have it proc far lower than I expected T.T

And I get crits all the time! Its annoying.

I have also gone almost 30 seconds of straight thrashing w/o a single energize proc before, so ugh.

RNG is annoying.

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ChazDoit
12.28.2011 , 11:16 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by theonepanda View Post
I have also gone almost 30 seconds of straight thrashing w/o a single energize proc before, so ugh.
Even so I can get 2 o 3 Energize procs before I get a Raze.

Harnessed Darkness seem somewhat more reliable since the proc has 100% chance, also you always auto-turn towards your enemy while casting Force Lightning, even in PVP

Maybe is because I tend to stack absorption and defense instead of critical rate

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theonepanda
12.28.2011 , 11:27 AM | #30
Raze is highly dependent on whether you have Exploitive Strikes up; it almost doubles your crit rate.

I am unsure whether thrash and saber strike really do have two/three chances to crit, if they don't, that severely devalues Raze.

I haven't tested the DPS of pure darkness. I will probably do that once my reset costs go down a bit.

Since yes, the proc is 100% off of a 50%, rather than 33% of of a ~25-30%.