The fact that going for a maxlvl of an expansion (80) to the next level into a new expansion is always a HUGE step down in stats. That together with the fact that there are ilvl 409 items, which can be worn at lvl 80 far outweighs all the items you could possibly get with 81/82 - simply by ilvl409 being better than almost everything you can get at 81/82 and you get more for the stats.
In the end you'll be wearing the 409 ilvl items anyway...
This is the first I've heard of this. So with 124% avoidance, you can't ever be hit?
The 102.4% chance changed when boss hit mechanics changed. a boss 3 levels above you (or more in the case of 80s vs cata bosses) cannot miss, as the miss chance reduces by 1.5% per level, and you have 3% to start with vs an equal level mob. As for avoidance, that turned into 1.5% per avoidance per level, and considering there's only two avoidances (block is rolled separately, so you either need 100% dodge + parry, or 100% block), the formula is 9% for +3 levels, and 24% for +8, resulting in 124%.
Originally Posted by bals
I know a paladin has, not sure about dk.
around 70k hp i believe
Yup, paladins have a rather easy job of it, I was surprised just how easy when I made that video. A dk has around 90k hp buffed in pure avoidance gear (BiS avoidance for level 80)