I did some testing, and have some feedback and a question. Testing done on the exact same mob (including it being the same mob id), at 0, 50 and 250 evasion invested (150, 200 and 300 effective evasion). Test sizes of 1000 hits, except for the tests with no stats invested where I stopped after a few hundred (enough to accurately say there is no reduction, but not to speculate on the actual proc chance.) Even with those reps, these figures probably differ from the actual figures, but should be accurate enough for the comments to have some weight.Results
With 150 effective, evasion has a chance to process, but when it does there is 0 reduction
With 200 effective, evasion has ~12.5% chance to process, with 10.5% reduction
With 300 effective, evasion has ~18.8% chance to process, with 30.5% reductionQuestion for @Tecton
Is reduction intended to be calculated based on evasion stats invested, rather than effective evasion?Comments
In my opinion, extremely low return on stats invested. Still the weakest stat and not worth investing in, for 2 main reasons:
- Even averaged, the reduction is insigificant - with 50 invested and calculated over a long time, 1.3% less damage taken. With max evasion, less than 6% less damage taken over time. Other stats return much more.
- RNG - if I can't depend on a reduction per mob fight or 20 second section of pvp, then the reduction needs to be spectacular when it happens.
- Much higher chance to process, with significant DRs on that chance
- Much higher reduction
- Some combination of both above
- Flat reduction in all damage, without any chance to proc (boring)