1. #1

    Shield Block Uptime

    I would like to confirm (or not) that Shield Block works as I think it works
    Shield Block has 2 charges, each charge has 9s CD starting from when the charge is in effect (not when it's activated), each chanrge lasts 6s. So...

    First line: active graph (each dash = 1s)
    Second line: cooldown graph (each asterix = 1s)
    Numbers represent: skill used(charge used) [so, 4(2) - 4th use of Shield Block, second charge]
    Code:
        1(1)        2(2)        3(1)        4(2)              5(1)              6(2)             7(1)              8(2)               9(1)
    - - - - - -|- - - - - -|- - - - - -|- - - - - -|     |- - - - - -|     |- - - - - -|     |- - - - - -|     |- - - - - -|     |- - - - - -|
    
          1(1)               2(2)              3(1)               4(2)             5(1)              6(2)             7(1)              8(2)
    * * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|* * * * * * * * *|
    (img, if you don't have monospace fonts)
    Code:
    img.ledsplej.net/shield_block_uptime.png
    So in fact its uptime is:
    - 100% for the first 4 uses (24s),
    - 66% for the rest.

    Am I correct, or is my logic flawed?

    BTW knowing how it works is a big help for bosses like Gara'jal the Spiritbinder HC, where Prot Warrior is an OP
    Last edited by Kobra; 2012-11-09 at 05:06 PM.

  2. #2
    I think from practice, providing you have enough rage you can keep Shield Block up 100% as long as you use them back to back with regular timing.

    Where I tend to run into problems is using the second Shield Block charge when my first has like 3 seconds left of the buff, so it jumps to 9 second duration buff, but the next Shield Block starts getting delayed.

    A lot of times you just won't have the rage to maintain it perfectly I think.
    Last edited by lawomous; 2012-11-16 at 04:57 PM.

    Gershuun @ Borean Tundra US - Interface & Macros Moderator

  3. #3
    You were right Kobra. And yes, Gara'Jal rotation is 24 sec SB, Shield Wall+Demo (pool rage and let SB cool down), 24sec of SB again. 1 min of perfect cover each 2. It matches perfectly in that fight.

  4. #4
    YES! I knew it, thanks for the confirmation It really explains how to use Shield Block - hope it will be useful for some lost soul.

  5. #5
    You can also increase the effective up-time by not using it every CD. Use it before the bosses hit, not in-between hits.

    | Warrior Moderator | Protection Warrior Weakaura Group |

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •