Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Resilience and DOTs

So Blizzard finally posted their solution to DOTs doing too much damage on arenas. Yeah.. resilience WILL AFFECT DOTs after the next major patch. Not only that, you'll not be able to change gear after arena opens, only weapons/off-hands/ranged weapon will be allowed to be changed.

This mean a reduction of 10% damage from DOTs for someone with 400 resilience. IMHO, it's not that bad for locks and I think the change on gear swap is more important than DOTs being affected by resilience. We'll see the results of this change after the patch.

"In the next major content patch, the combat rating, resilience, will also reduce the damage dealt by damage over time (DoT) effects. As it currently stands, each new tier of equipment adds to the amount of damage DoT abilities have, yet that damage is not mitigated through combat ratings found on typical equipment. This change will help ensure that DoT effects do not scale too well compared to other damage mechanics.

The amount of damage reduced will be equal to the critical chance reduction effect that resilience grants." - Eyonix

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