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3 - Ideal Parry/Dodge ratio for plate tanks

What is the enhancement in mind? How should it look and feel?
Due to changes in diminishing returns formula for dodge and parry in MoP the ideal parry/dodge ratio for getting the most avoidance from your combined rating is no longer trivial.
Important for reforge mainly since while DR differs, rating > % is exactly the same.

Please provide any additional information below.
I recently noticed some strange statistics on my warrior tank's actual avoidance statistics in our guild's combatlogs.
In particular over the many hits avoided over a raid night the percentage parried/dodged didn't match what the formulas (eg. AskMrRobot) or addons / macros floating around suggest.

So I went digging for the original material (Theck's and Mythol's blogs and Elitist Jerks) and redid the calculations taking into account the class and racial differences.
Bottom-line the 'popular' macros floating around (+ AMR reforging adviser) are only good for human paladins. (yay for them I guess :-p )

Long story short I'm attaching a modified Stats.lua file for PDFStats that should calculate proper parry/dodge ratio goals for the 3 plate classes at level cap.

The code is quite verbose on purpose so the logic and formulas are apparent for easier maintenance if something changes down the road.
I could have condensed it a great deal at the cost of clarity; I chose not so, so pardon the ugliness.

Hope it's of some use.

Name Description Size MD5
Stats.lua Modified Stats.lua (2.1.2 base) 7.8 KiB d19d72138596...
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Lombra Mar 04, 2014 at 11:12 UTC Changed status from New to Declined
Road_Block May 22, 2013 at 20:19 UTC

Added attachment Stats.lua

Road_Block May 22, 2013 at 20:18 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of Road_Block Road_Block Mar 03, 2014 at 19:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Understandable :)

    I'll go with your suggestion to make 3rd party plugin and inject what I want.
    Have to see what changes with 6.0+ anyway.

    Feel free to close the ticket.

  • Avatar of Lombra Lombra Mar 02, 2014 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I realise it's been nearly a year, and that it possibly is pointless now with the next expansion imminent. Apologies! I'm about to push an update so I figured I'd reply to this ticket as to acknowledge that I have seen it.

    I wasn't really sure about implementing this, nor what to reply, hence the delay. I would prefer to only include "official" stats in the base addon, but if you want to inject your stats from a third party addon, it should be trivial to do so via the global PDFStats table.

    Last edited Mar 02, 2014 by Lombra


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Mar 04, 2014
May 22, 2013
Declined - We decided not to take action on this ticket.
Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
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