Tag Archives: diminishing returns

Is Nothing Sacred?

I’ve been hinting all week that there was some big news coming up regarding our gearing choices.  If you’ve followed the last two rounds of smoothness simulations, it looks an awful lot like Control/Mastery is the solid winner.  To put … Continue reading

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Patch 5.2 Tankadin Smoothness Simulations

With 5.2 around the corner, we can feel  pretty certain that the version of Grand Crusader on the PTR is what we’ll be receiving in the patch: Grand Crusader Requires Paladin (Protection) Requires level 50 When you dodge or parry … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Parry On

Last week, Ghostcrawler made some comments about the odd state of prot paladin gearing, in particular our love of haste.  In a blue post, he gave us the following tidbit: Ghostcrawler said: For Protection, we do have plans to try … Continue reading

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Protection Tier 15 Set Bonuses

Earlier this month, the set bonuses for T15 were revealed, followed by a few clarifications from Ghostcrawler.  To summarize what we know: T15 2-piece: Casting Word of Glory or Eternal Flame also grants you 40% (additive, not affected by DR) … Continue reading

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5.1 Warrior Simulations – Part 3 – Stat Priorities

In case you missed the previous entries, in part one we detailed the model and analyzed a few basic queues that used either Shield Block or Shield Barrier exclusively.  In part two, we analyzed a number of other queues that … Continue reading

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5.1 Warrior Simulations – Part 2 – Rotations

Last time, we went over the model we’ll be using to evaluate different rotations and looked at some basic queues.  We decided that we’d use the SB and SBr* queues (“Spam Shield Block” and “Spam Shield Barrier,” more or less) … Continue reading

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5.1 Warrior Simulations – Part 1 – The Model

It’s been quite some time since we last looked at warrior mechanics. While this is primarily a paladin-centric blog, I like to dabble in other classes from time to time, specifically when it seems like there’s something I’m uniquely suited … Continue reading

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Tankadin Meta Gems – Detailed Analysis

So far, we’ve been assuming that the Austere Primal Diamond was our go-to meta gem. With the massive changes to blocking in 5.0, the flat 1% block value afforded by the Eternal Primal Diamond can’t hold a candle to 2% … Continue reading

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Damage Smoothing for Paladins – Round Three

It’s been almost two months since we took a close look at damage smoothing and gearing strategies.  In that post, we definitively concluded that the “control” gearing scheme, which focuses on reaching hit and expertise caps before other stats, was … Continue reading

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Tankadin Weapon Enchants

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about weapon enchants, and which ones are the best for tanks. There are some enchants that are obviously intended to be tanking choices: River’s Song gives us dodge rating, while Colossus gives us … Continue reading

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