Just a quick explanation (with examples) on the effect of blocking and block casting with mitigation
Note this is just to convince new players that block casting is super helpful in tough fights against strong foes.
A common mistake many new players make is to not effectively use block or slot mitigation during combat.
I selected an Overworld boss and made some comparative tests to show the advantage of block & mitigation.
Pay attention to the damage received number circled in red.
BLOCKING DAMAGE vs NOT BLOCKING DAMAGE
Not blocking: 1116K damage
Blocking: 4780 damage
Result: app 50% less damage
NOT BLOCKING WITH MITIGATION vs BLOCKING WITH MITIGATION
Not blocking with mitigation: 6803K damage
Blocking with mitigation: 2312 damage
Result: app 80% less damage
BLOCK CASTING & DAMAGE SHIELDS
Block casting is the ability to hold block without dropping and cast abilities at the same time
You therefore get all the advantages of block and mitigation while still being able to heal or do damage
There are certain mitigation that is also added such as damage shields that take damage before you do and can be recast
This is a great way to fight tough opponents in PvP & PvE
Properly block casting with a decent damage shield can mean that you take absolutely no damage in many fights.
So next time the team is wiping remember
And hold block!