kopraonu wrote:Is 4% block 4% less damage taken on average for damage types you can block?
That would mean even 10-20% could be useful or am I missing something?
But yes, the low base block % means it is probably more useful to spend points in energy for hawk spam or vit.
Well, probably, but only for weapon based attacks. I doubt you could reach 10%+ without putting in several hundred points from either stat points or gear. To reach any useful level of block, you need to sacrifice damage or other kinds of survivability.
Edit: Usually you only bother with dex if you gain something more than just block from it, like damage, AR etc and if you have some sort of scaling from it, otherwise you're just reducing your damage and for most of the content, damage is the safer bet. Obviously if you're planning on doing very specific content, then it might be different but depends on what you want to achieve too.