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    Evaddaragon's Avatar
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    About Outmaneuver...

    So I had time to test the new blocking adjustments before the emergency maintenance...


    And I was blocking with Outmaneuver on the vanguard in the Twin Adder quest, I was receving upwards of 34 MP per blocked attack, whereas I used to receive less than that.

    Granted, I had also gotten the Twin Adder Shield, Serpent Sergeant's Hoplon, which has a higher block rate than Thormoen's Purpose but still... am I the only one who noticed it ?
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    Sword Coheir
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    I didn't try out outmaneuver, but I was trying out the block rate and damage mitigated on a Lv 54 toad. The rate seems to be more noticeable than before though not as great as I would like. The damage received per block was cut in half. I'd like to test it out a bit more before I come to a definite conclusion, but so far things are looking positive.

    Now if I could only log back in... stupid teleport bug.
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    Tried on a Lv59 Mongrel outside Uldah... 0 blocks without abilities up, Outmaneuver alone was actually useful, though. Not sure if I'll continue to stack Veil and Outmaneuver anymore, depending on what kind of numbers Outmaneuver gets once people have parsed it on some fights. Used a Kite Shield.

    As Coheir said, it's not as great a boost as I expected/would like. I think the reduction is nice - I had tried soloing the same mob after the Divine Veil change, and this time was MUCH easier. Obviously it's not the best test, but I had five minutes to spare. I think it will end up being seen as a nice change, and I'm hoping the block rate is more dependent on DEX and Block Rate from gear now, of which I had none. We'll see once people do some testing.

    Still - no magic defense boosts it seems so even with this; meh. It's nice but I'm not certain how useful it will end up being.
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    interesting. if the block rate is actually half decent that could be rather impressive.

    edit:- while there a definite improvement in block rate i find out manaouver still sucks in regard to mp. i ran into natalan and got a few of the mobs to beat me up and got less than 50mp from outmanouver in the whole 30 seconds.
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    Last edited by Dzian; 04-27-2012 at 04:24 AM.