Block value: is it good for spellweaver?

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  1. salotr

    salotr Junior Expert

    Does a spellweaver need this stat or it's useless?
  2. remei

    remei Junior Expert

    Depends on your playstyle - if you are good at kiting and running around, you probably don't need it. That said, it can be pretty impressive if you get max block and some good stats - like in this video:
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  3. dkarl

    dkarl Forum Duke

    A more direct response would be: For new toons (all classes, but see note below), concentrate your Wisdom points and gems on Crit rate first and foremost; add damage, then HP (and HP regeneration), then armor, then resistance (not necessarily strictly in sequence; e.g., you might want to mix in some HP sooner rather than later).

    Block can be considered an option in later stage toon development, but is atypical / specialty build for most classes.

    NOTE: My experience with DK is limited, but it's my impression that solo or in groups, even DK needs to concentrate more on offense than defense, but will understandably need more defense sooner than other classes due to the face-to-face combat style [somewhat ameliorated by the fact you can use stuns to immobilize enemies so reduce risk of taking on damage while dealing out your own].​
  4. RantNRave

    RantNRave Someday Author

    I feel like block value has better overall damage reduction compared to adding straight armor value.

    as Dkarl says, your better off with crit, attack speed, damage, HP. (if your still noob, growing/leveling)

    99% of your playing should not be tanking, and using mind control for taunting instead, unless of course your maxxed to the teeth/run solo, yes, get block skill.

    Both of these videos are impressive displays of how good it is, and without even sacrifcing attack speed, critical, damage, HP and what surprises me the most, not even using gear that has block skill base mods, to reach cap. definitely learned something new here.. now i just need to get 300 wisdom and max block gems ToT
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
  5. aBDuLHaMiTHaN

    aBDuLHaMiTHaN Old Hand

    watch this video
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