View Full Version : Warriors' Defense tree: Mostly useless?

01-01-2008, 05:42 AM
I've been playing a Warrior and as I understand it, the way "+ Crit" is reported in this game means it's a percentage of your existing percent chance to crit (which is confusing and silly imo). Looking at the tree, it is riddled with active rage skills that, well, seem enormously worthless.

For instance, you can buy Overpower for 6 skill points, and all it does is grant +5% Crit and +5% Damage per upgrade, along with a very small level-dependant freeze, and it's only usable when you Parry or Block. Compare to Power Strike, which you start with for free and is an anytime instant attack for +20% damage.

Are these skills' crit bonuses added linearly instead of being a percent of a percent? If not, how can *any* of these Defense skills be considered useful?

01-01-2008, 11:46 AM
One thing to consider is that Overpower does not replace power attack or other attacks. If you have the rage for it, it is an extra attack.