Anthony.7630 Posted October 6, 2017 Share Posted October 6, 2017 This post is my opinion on toughness and bruiser builds.Based on the wiki (gw2 wiki)Toughness has to reduce damage from a physical hit -Physical hits use (weapon strenght)(power)(skill coefficient)(base damage)That's a lot of things increasing damage. 4 damage modifiers to 1 armor physical damage reduction. Then you add vulnerability / damage rune % / sigil procs / critical strikes and of course... Condi damageFurthermore ....i think toughness has heavy diminishing returns. So 2500 armor is the sweet spot and 3500 armor barely adds any additional damage reduction. Wvw feels like damage is all that matters. But....We can say that boons are defensive in nature as well as offensive but aegis and stability are extremely useful. So guards and boon sharing is useful.Also burst healing is very useful for going back up to full health.It seems toughness is a useless stat in wvw. Maybe 500 toughness is good but not good enough to make you invincible. No amount of toughness can make you invincible against a dps build.Bunker builds are rare in wvw and defensive (surviving) depends more on mechanics dodge rolls and proper boon usage.I don't see a good reason why toughness should even be here. It rarely does its job.From my testing - toughness seems to offer zero damage reduction against players and max damage against pve mobs.Of course toughness would be OP if it was buffed and minstrels stat already makes people super tanky.You must either go all damage OR minstrels all defense. Bruiser builds are not very viable right now for roaming and zerg builds require certain gear set ups.Toughness is actually probably the worst stat in the game (next to ferocity) but that is normal as both physical dps and physical tankiness make up the 3 holy trinity stats.Power / precision / ferocity. Vitality / healing-power / toughnessBruiser builds just seem so unviable right now ...its a real shame.But any ways i hope this thread helps people who need information of toughness and defense Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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