07/08/2013 06:33 PMPosted by VrkhyzOkay. So you're not accounting for dodge, is what you're saying.
It's not that I ignore it. It's really important to keep upping that dodge, especially if I'm going to be using backlash. But when trying to see if I've got enough EHP, I just go with the number on top of d3up. Really, it's not the exact number that's important so much as the relative amount from when I was doing X (whatever X is - farming, pubs, full clear) in the previous MP to give me an idea how the next one will feel.
Same with DPS, really. Ideally I'd just u my EHP by 10%, DPS by 40%,, and I'm roughly able to handle the next MP level. But upping DPS by 40% gets prohibitively expensive, so I just compensate by upping EHP and mitigation and just slogging I out longer. The fact that my dodge EHP has probably increased by an even greater percentage than non-dodge EHP probably offers an additional safety cushion.
MP-6 is my "safe" limit right now. When I'm nearing my rough targets, I'll just run some MP-7 Act 1 farming routes in a group and see how that feels. Then maybe try them solo if that feels OK. The final step would be the MP-7 to prove to myself that I can truly "handle" that MP.