With the recent changes to Resilience, I decided to look into this stat more. Up until now, I’ve been running PvP battles in my PvE tank gear. I tended to have a couple PvP pieces in my tank gear, because they were easy to get upgrades, but never really thought about getting a PvP set, thinking “Hey, this is good enough.”
Wow was I wrong, just looking at resilience.
For every 83 resilience rating at level 80, it gives you 1% resilience, which means you get:
- -1% chance of players critting against you.
- -2.2% damage taken from crits.
- -1% damage taken from players.
- -2.2% mana drain.
Mana drain I don’t really care about, but those other reductions are huge. While the physical can be mitigated with armor and dodge (well dodge only if you are in front) this includes spells as well.
All that said, balancing resilience, health and attack power seems to be the basic tank scenario, although AP seems more important in this scenario than it would to a tank because you’re not just trying to hold aggro but inflict some serious harm.
So, on top of the 50 billion other things I want to do in game, I now want to build a PvP set as well. What makes it worse is the process of buying PvP gear is confusing as hell. Some you can get with just honor or battleground tokens. Some you can get with emblems. Some require arena points. And some require a certain arena rating. (And I used to think buying PvE gear was confusing.)
Anyone know of any good resources for PvP gearing?