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Boss armor values
03-28-2012, 03:53 AM (This post was last modified: 03-28-2012 03:55 AM by Rystet.)
RE: Boss armor values
I believe that a couple things have caused trouble locking down the 10% Defense previously.
I mentioned earlier the issues with Combat Text not displaying all results. As a Juggernaut many of my attacks actually strike the target multiple times, and each strike is rolled separately. So often its only a portion of an attack that is defended not the entire attack. This can cause confusion when trying to track it without logs. Then on top of that SCT is combining numbers, and who knows whats actually happening behind the scenes.
The other thing that causes many people to not realize they are being defended is that many of their key abilities can not be defended. Recently we have seen a lot of talk about Tanks in PVP and not actually using Tanking gear. PVP has shown us that all Force/Tech attacks (the Key abilities for most classes) can not be defended... only melee/ranged attacks. This cuts down the usefulness of the stat in PVP substantially. This holds true in PVE, bosses can't defend them either.
This is from the new Flashpoint, at 98.97% Base Accuracy, and 108.97% Special, the data parsed from those runs clearly shows my special Melee attacks are being Defended (Dodged/Parried). It did not happen very often with my current accuracy level, but I was defended 2 to 3 times with each of my Special Melee attacks when I compiled all of the Data. My force attacks as expected did not Miss, or get Defended. The only attack that actually "missed" was my basic Assault and this also only happened a few times.
Sundering Assault - Hit 481 times, 3 Defended
Crushing Blow - Hit 154 times, 2 Defended
Ravage - Hit 172 times, 2 Defended
Force Charge - Hit 124 times, 1 Defended (damage component only)
Vicious Slash - Hit 41 times, 1 Defended
Sweeping Slash - Hit 248 times, 2 Defended
Saber Throw - Hit 59 times, 0 Defended
Backhand - Hit 79 times, 0 Defended
Smash - Hit 323 times, 0 Defended
Force Scream - Hit 216 times, 0 Defended
Force Choke - Hit 63 Times, 0 Defended
Force Push - Hit 2 Times, 0 Defended
As a reminder many of these abilities hit multiple times when activated. Each hit is rolled separately. The Hits Listed are not the number of times the ability was activated, but how many times a portion of the ability did damage. So, Often times the Defend is not the whole ability, but just one portion of the attack.
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RE: Boss armor values - Rystet - 03-28-2012 03:53 AM