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Rawr 2.0.x Bear Armor Values

Topics: Retired
Oct 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM
Edited Oct 16, 2008 at 4:33 PM
Looking through my bear in Rawr 2.0.x, I'm finding that my PvE gear is now significantly less valuable compared to PvP gear due to the bonus armor on these items. Might there be a way to incorporate an option to assume a full party of 5 with the Mother Bear talent, thus decreasing the mitigation cap and decreasing the value of the bonus armor on these items?
Oct 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM
Edited Oct 16, 2008 at 5:02 PM
First, it assumes a full party for Mother Bear (Protector of the Pack). Regardless, Mother Bear does not affect the value of armor; they don't cap together. You can have 75% mitigation from armor, and then another 12% from Mother Bear, for a total of 78% mitigation. Then Blessing of Sanctuary / Grace stacks on top of that for a total of 78.66% mitigation.

EDIT: So yes, S4 is now best in slot or second best in slot (to sunwell items) for tanking.
Oct 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM
Ahh, thank you for that clarification, I was confused about the mitigation effect of PotP, and thought that 63% mitigation from armor was all the higher you should go.