Re: Finesse changed, now hurts wardens more than guards
Now that we all seem to have reached a general understanding that Finesse does not hurt Wardens more than Guardians in the Tanking Damage portion of our roles we should focus our attention to the real issue.
I will be using 65 numbers for BPE against 65 mobs as we have been given the absolute values for old and new caps. Not I'm not even going to touch the math until we get a little more clarity from the devs about how overcapping works against the new Finesse.
It takes 4550 Block Rating to achieve 15% Block. It takes 8850 Block Rating to achieve 25% Block. That's a 4300 Rating difference just for 10%.
Lets give our theoretical Warden the max possible Avoidance so 25/25/25.
Under the old Finesse (lets assume 8850 even though that's prohibitively high) it detracts 2950 from each rating but thanks to DR we wont be suffering too badly (this gets even better with a larger rating gap between classes). It probably takes off around ~5% so we're left with 20/20/20.
Under the new Finesse (still assuming 8850 or 25% even though that's prohibitively high) it detracts 25% off of our total 75% or 8.33% so we're left with 16.67/16.67/16.67.
That puts almost straight back to the old cap so we effectively lost ~4000 rating (or 12000 total BPE rating). This gets worse when there is more rating required.
The amount of stats allocated plus the time spent building and executing defensive gambits to reach the perfect 25/25/25 is incredibly steep and then we effectively consider half of it useless. This gets worse with more rating required.
Compare this to mitigation which has nothing to reduce it (and its primary opponent, Offense, suffers from DR as well), is completely passive/requires little upkeep, and handles spike damage/hate from the Random Number God the most effectively and you start to see disparity.
tl;dr Finesse hurts Wardens because it makes their investments in BPE increasingly worthless the higher their BPE.
Feel free to dispute this or add some effective math to it or whatnot.
Side Note: I wonder if Finesse being a percentage before application hits a Guardian's stance bonuses. If it does then Guardians lost some advantage but still should suffer less due to not needing as high a total BPE.
Disclaimer: I may come back to this post and ninja edit it if I feel that the views presented were inefficient.
"A smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows when to say it, and a clever man knows when to say someone else said it"
[color=blue]Mikas: Capstrel; 65 Rank 3[/color]
[color=orange]Nericlak: Indy Warden 65[/color]
[color=red]Kylwev: Spider; Rank 6
Kylrev: Reaver; Rank 4
Sakim: Warleader; Rank 4[/color] (Elendilmir)
+1 Cooky GET!!!!!
+1 XL Plate-O-Cookies GET!!!