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    Default How much focus do we need in PvP?

    Seriously, having to have focus really pisses me off. I can't get the PvP wand because I'm using a +36 focus wand to push my focus above 50.

    Is 50 really all we need? Are they ever gonna change this so focus isn't necessary in PvP?
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    You don't need any focus in PvP. This is why none of the PvP items have any focus.

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    With zero focus, my DoTs get resisted quite often. Would adding a bit of focus help? Don't really care. The valor is better.
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    It does nothing in PvP. I can go in with over 300 hit and still miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindicit View Post
    It does nothing in PvP. I can go in with over 300 hit and still miss.
    Vin, stop trying to headhunt my mage in WFs!

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    ~ 30 should be enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by baph View Post
    With zero focus, my DoTs get resisted quite often. Would adding a bit of focus help? Don't really care. The valor is better.
    you don't have to sacrifice any valor to get a bit of focus with enchants

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    Can't find a proper answer anywhere...pretty bad really it'd be nice if the info was easy to find.

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    I can't find a firm answer as well.

    Since 1.4 I realized I was getting lots of resists. And it might be just my imagination but since I'm still lacking the rep to gain the enchant from Scion faction, I'm running around with two 5SP/18Focus enchants and I feel this helps.

    But as said, might as well just be in my imagination. No data gathered or anything.

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    Assuming ~1% base resist before focus.
    * 30 focus counters resist 50. <== bare minimum
    * 50 focus counters resist 90. <== all except quite buffed resists
    * 80 focus counters resist 150. <== realistically no resists, ever
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    If I'm running around with 30 I will never get resisted.

    I've spoken to mages that run with just 18 (head or leg enchant) and have been fine with that.
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    Go, duel a Battle-Bard with resist aura...
    Last edited by lgw; 08-31-2011 at 03:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindicit View Post
    It does nothing in PvP. I can go in with over 300 hit and still miss.
    stone shield. hit negates dodge/parry, but due to the ridiculous str and dex(parry/dodge) on R8 gear you need at least 150. Focus = 110-120 being a good number to combat resist sigils, around 50~ to not see any resists, ever.
    Last edited by Stimuz; 08-31-2011 at 03:37 AM.

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    You need a minimal focus arround 20-30, or you'll get often resisted.
    Last edited by Darkhain; 08-31-2011 at 03:57 AM.

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    you guys DO understand how it works right? Your enemy will have elemental resists based on their source cores and guild perk "planar protection" that gives them upward of 5-10% resistance to your spells. Elemental resist cut the damage, and have a chance to resist a spell completely.

    Also, I'm not aware of a general bases overall "Magic resist" that is hidden in the equations (but it's possible)


    But someone needs to test this out by hitting someone 100 times with the same elemental magic skill (use a parser). then get same player to put on planar protection to give them a resist boost and hit them 100 times again (use a parser) and see if there is a dps loss that is equal to the resist gained to that specific element. If yes, then it's proven true.

    I don't know of anyone who's tested this yet, so everything else to me is speculation. I might do it when I get bored later tonight.
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