Can we talk about how overrated block % is? Does anyone else agree? I have a 69 res all/5 elite stormshield with only 18% block but it's still amazing. I don't find that block helps as much as some people think when it procs, especially against elites. Other opinions?
i have somewhat of a stupid question. When a shield has "+% to block". is the block chance listed on the shield with or without this bonus?
For example a stormshield with +32% block chance. Does this include or not include +7%?
05/30/2012 01:00 PMPosted by aerialproblem with block are later acts elites, if you get 20-30k blows (after reduction from armor and resists), that lousy -2-3k damage thanks to block is really not big deal. And using 1h, means lot less damage.
05/31/2012 09:11 AMPosted by Dahu guys are buying stormshield is why... stormshield is not the highest shield tier (only 3700 block value on it) my magic shield i bought for 500k with 30% block 4770 block amount with 200 random stats on it is far superior to all of ss stats combined. 5 mil for a rare shield of this tier is even better then the cheap magic one i got, eithr way stormsheild sucks.
Once you hit a certain gear/stat threshold, Block is the biggest thing you can do to increase survivability. My stats with Warcry/Impunity and an Enchantress:
So, if I switched my SS/JL/HoC to rares with high Str+Vit+AllRes, I could get my resists up to ~1000 and possibly a bit more armor but I doubt it (My SS has 1380 armor). I could also gain some more Vit since my SS has none. My current HoC has Str/Vit/AllRes but no socket, once I find one that does I'll be at ~63k health which is plenty.
For me it comes down to 100ish more to all resists vs. more blocks for 3250 DR. Since you can block EVERYTHING in this game, including desecrate/plague puddles, fireballs, etc. I end up with much better overall DR with the high block. I know guys that have soloed inferno without stacking block so it's definitely possible, you take less damage overall with a block setup though.
It is not overrated in the slightest.
05/31/2012 10:03 AMPosted by suprfli6I would agree with you there. It is likely that the gold could be better spent elsewhere for most barbs. There is always a premium to pay for perfect and near perfect rolls of desirable mods though, and there are some people who genuinely can't buy upgrades elsewhere for the 5mil or whatever it would cost to get a better SS.
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