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Originally Posted by Stimulant1
A new upcoming change for Warrior's in 3.2.2 according to MMO Champ is:
Critical Block: This talent now grants a 20/40/60% chance to block double the normal amount instead of 10/20/30%.
How will this effect gear choices? Is this enough of a buff to pursue block value/rating more aggressively?
Yes it will. With uptime on shield block with new 4 piece granted all of the tier pieces you get are at minimum the trophey pieces then the item scaling as well as overall avoidance scales higher. Also take into consideration the access to gear level you have however. If for some reason people can't get trophey pieces or token pieces then don't bother. The way the ToC gear is itemized is overall extremely f'in awful(pardon my french). There is only shield block value on a select few of the tier pieces, the helm and the pants... the pants are awful for avoidance are 100% useless to get. The EH value on them doesn't outweigh the amount of expertise you gain from the offset piece as well as the pure avoidance from parry... although parry isn't very strong it is still much better than legs with almost zero avoidance on them. The 4 pieces I would recommend using are Helm/Shoulders/Gloves/Chest and then use Legplates of the Feverish Dedication (hardmode Jax) Legplates of the Feverish Dedication as the offset item... or the nonheroic ones if you are unable to obtain those. Overall I'm fairly certain that will provide the highest level of avoidance IF you are in all 245 ilvl gear or higher. I have to go into further detail on the exact numbers for the pieces however this is just my first glance at it.
This is only when 3.2.2 takes effect however.
If anyone has any comments please let me know... my numbers aren't always correct. I'll show more exact values once I find the time to sit down and calculate them.