10/25/2012 05:47 AMPosted by BZsWould be nice to have a URL shortner on it ;)
10/25/2012 06:04 AMPosted by einsteinzwww.d3rawr.com
10/25/2012 06:06 AMPosted by EmmetOtterHardcore players use this stat a lot to gauge if they can survive the next inferno act. They will farm and gear up in the current act until they hit the EHP mark and then move into the next inferno act.
(TotalArmor / (50*(Creature Level))) + TotalArmor
This calculated the reduction of dmg from Armor. Creature level for MP1+ is 63. It should match up to the number on your profile.
Resist/10 Int Reduction:
(TotalResist / (5*(Creature Level))) + TotalResist
This calculated the reduction of dmg from Resists. Creature level for MP1+ is 63. It should match up to the number on your profile.
To keep a good armor to resist balance you want to keep armor as close to 10 times your resists as possible.
The problem with dodge is that it's not a straight across the board dmg reduction. It's either 100% or 0%. That's why wizards don't usually stack it, is that A) items don't come with it regularly and b) it's not reliable.
I would say never stack dex. It may provide a higher EHP value, but that EHP value isn't a reliable value.
Edit: For wizards, the balancing act should be with Armor and Resist All. Vitality should only be stacked to get you to the 30-50k HP mark (this number is argued, but in general having HP in that area provides the best results other than niche set-ups).
First of all you are telling him to stack dex? Second of all you are talkin about block on a wizard forum. Sorry man.
I guess my point was do not stack dex, every other stat is more reliable and works vs reflect so while dex is pure ehp don't stack it
Actually it starts diminishing after 10%. Gearing specifically towards Dex is not a good idea as 1.) It isn't an actual reliable mitigation. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. (IE 20% of the time as you said).
2.) The biggest killer for wizards is damage reflection. Dodge does absolutely nothing to damage reflection. Stacking a mitigation stat that does 0 against the biggest damage problem is not a good idea.
It will always be better to gear towards Vit / Armor / Res All than it will be to stack dexterity.
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