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bushwhacker2k
03-15-2011, 11:40 PM
I got this skill at first without even noticing it caused enemies to be stunned, but now it seems like the defense and block bonuses are meaningless, because anything that is attacking me while it's up gets stunned before they even finish their attack, whether they're ranged or melee.

Do I need to update or something, or am I missing something?

Manumitted
03-16-2011, 01:30 AM
The Block bonus is not meaningless. The stun should only happen if you Block the incoming attack versus getting one of the other four hit avoidance results* or having the mob miss entirely. Boosting Block to 100X normal ensures that Block comes up nearly 100% of the time on non-hits.

*If you add up the numbers on the five hit avoidance types and then divide each hit avoidance type by the sum, that is the proportionate chance of getting that hit avoidance type.

bushwhacker2k
03-16-2011, 11:51 AM
I see, maybe I need to update my game or maybe it's working perfectly...

Because every time I use block, all enemies physically attacking me (that is, not using a spell or something), whether ranged or melee, freeze the instant before they strike; so this ability is pretty freaking amazing.