Friday, August 15, 2008

Warrior Hit Rating

First off, I want to apologize to two DPS warriors in my guild. Last night in a Zul'Aman run I was musing on the lack of hit rating on both Schaden and Atalex. It seemed intuitive to me that since "white attacks" were counting for about 30-40% of their damage that they should want to do everything in their power to make those attacks not miss.

I promised to do some research and call them out by name if they were wrong in insisting that capping their special attacks at 142 hit rating was enough. I was so sure I was going to be vindicated and belittle them. It turns out, I'm the one that is belittled. I consulted Elitist Jerks and looked on the DPS Warrior Compendium. It turns out that Hit Rating is very important up to 142, which is the soft hit cap. At the soft hit cap, special attacks (i.e., Yellow Damage) no longer misses. Once a DPS warrior hits that cap, other statistics become more important including dodge, Armor Penetration, and others.

I'm apologizing to both Atalex and Schaden. I was wrong. You guys rock on DPS. Keep it up and be sure to make fun of me.


Anonymous said...

brem's being a noob again is see :)
- jercyl

Samownall said...

Common knowledge :)
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