# Thread: Blood Dodge/Parry?

1. ## Blood Dodge/Parry?

As a Blood DK, I understand that our best stat would be mastery. As a secondary stat, should I choose Parry or Dodge?

2. Keep them as equal as possible, they are identical as far as usefulness goes. Parry is always going to be higher because of the STR to Parry Rating conversion, so basically you should reforge all your gear to mastery, then dodge (if you aren't hit/expertise capping), your dodge will always be behind. Reasoning is: the more rating you have, the more rating it takes to give you 1% of that stat, so if you put all your rating into parry, you're using more rating per avoidance than if you were to put those rating points into dodge.

3. This is wrong! keeping dodge and parry equal was the way to do it before 5.0.4 now Parry has 3 times the Dimishing Returns cap of dodge so you want roughly 3 times more parry then dodge. Your 4% parry from rune of sword shattering doesnt count as it is unaffected by DR so parry should be dodge x3 -4%

4. From the stickied guide at the top of the DK forums:
Balancing Avoidance and DR
Gone are the days when we just needed to balance ratings. With the new DR mechanics We'll want to balance the % on our character screen according to this equation:

Parry% = 3.588*dodge% - 10.757 (3.588*dodge% - 10.767 if you're a gnome)

So for example if you had 14% dodge on your character sheet (and you weren' t a gnome), you would want...
3.588 x 14 - 10.757 = 39% parry rating.

If you prefer a macro over a simple equation, this will also work.
With Swordshattering:
/run d=GetDodgeChance() n=3.22 if UnitRace("player")=="Gnome" then n=n-.01 end p=235.5*d/65.631440-((235.5/65.631440)*5.01-n)+4 DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("Ideal parry for current dodge: "..string.format("%.2f",p))

Without Swordshattering:
/run d=GetDodgeChance() n=3.22 if UnitRace("player")=="Gnome" then n=n-.01 end p=235.5*d/65.631440-((235.5/65.631440)*5.01-n) DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("Ideal parry for current dodge: "..string.format("%.2f",p))
NOTE: Unless you are going for an avoidance build, never take out of mastery to balance your avoidance stats.

5. Originally Posted by Reniat
From the stickied guide at the top of the DK forums:
Just wondering if you don't mind.. is this macro still current and correct? thanks

6. The macro works I used it yesterday.

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