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Warrior Tank Patch Notes Review
August 3, 2009, 7:09 am
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For your reading pleasure, what you need to know from the patch notes set to come out soon (perhaps tomorrow?).

# Agility: The amount of agility required per percentage of dodge has been increased by 15%. This change required recalibrating the amount of dodge a player has with 0 agility by a slight amount as well, so all players will see their dodge percentage vary a small amount.

# Block Value: The amount of bonus block value on all items has been doubled. This does not affect the base block value on shields or block value derived from strength.

# On-Use Block Value Items: All items and set bonuses that trigger temporary increases to block value have been modified. Instead of increasing their block value amount by 100% like other items, they have all had their effect durations doubled. This applies to Glyph of Deflection, Gnomeregan Autoblocker, Coren’s Lucky Coin, Lavanthor’s Talisman, Libram of Obstruction, Tome of the Lightbringer, Libram of the Sacred Shield, the tier-8 paladin Shield of Righteousness bonus, the tier-5 paladin Holy Shield bonus, and the tier-5 warrior Shield Block bonus.

# Dodge Rating: The amount of dodge rating required per percentage of dodge has been increased by 15%. This is before diminishing returns. Combined with other changes, this makes dodge rating and parry rating equally potent before diminishing returns apply.

# Parry Rating: The amount of parry rating required per percentage of parry has been reduced by 8%. This is before diminishing returns. Combined with other changes, this makes dodge rating and parry rating equally potent before diminishing returns apply. Parry still diminishes more quickly than dodge.

Warriors

# Bloodrage: This ability now generates 20 rage initially, and 10 rage over the next 10 seconds. The health cost is unchanged.

# Shield Slam: The benefit from additional block value this ability gains is now subject to diminishing returns. Diminishing returns occur once block value exceeds 30 times the player’s level and caps the maximum damage benefit from shield block value at 34.5 times the player’s level.

# Talents:

# Fury

* Armored to the Teeth: This talent now provides 1/2/3 attack power per 108 armor, up from per 180 armor.

# Protection

* Devastate: Weapon damage and bonus per Sunder Armor on the target increased by 100%.
* Shield Specialization: Now provides 5 rage on a block, dodge or parry instead of 2 rage on a block.
* Vigilance: This talent and Blessing of Sanctuary will now both be able to be cast on the same target without sometimes overwriting each other.

And lest it somehow be missed among all the other changes:

* The local Postal Service has grown tired of walking so far each day to collect mail and has decided to install a large number of new mailboxes in Stormwind, Undercity, Darnassus and Orgrimmar.

Best Change EVAR.

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4 Comments so far
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Shield Specialization: Now provides 5 rage on a block, dodge or parry instead of 2 rage on a block.

This change is going to go a long way to not being rage starved. I think it will reakky help out deeps go up. And it will no longed suck ass to spam devastate when everything else is on cooldown. Win so far.

Comment by Darraxus

My tendency is to agree, but I want to actually feel it in action on the live realms. I’m generally expecting a DPS/TPS increase overall, but I’m not sure how much or if it will be noticeable in a raid environment.

Comment by Tarsus

The mailbox change is clearly the best patch note ever. Awesome.

Comment by Troutwort

[…] Tarsus reviews the 3.2 patch notes for warrior info – aside from some general balancing of parry and dodge values (devs noticed that dodge is rather too good value at the moment and want to keep avoidance more manageable) which affect all tanks, and block value which affects pretty much no one, the warrior changes have one thing in common. […]

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