Mastery: Critical Block

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"Critical Block" redirects here. For the former warrior talent, see [Critical Block].
Mastery: Critical Block
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Mastery: Critical Block is the Mastery of protection warriors, improved by the mastery secondary stat. It increases the warrior's chance to block and critically block incoming attacks.

Critical block chance is a subset of 'normal' block chance. If a warrior has 50% block chance and 30% critical block chance it means that 15% of all attacks will be critically blocked and 35% will be 'normally' blocked.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now learned at level 78 (was 80).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now increases critical block chance by 12% (down from 17.6%).
    • Now also passively increases Attack Power by 8% (percentage increased by Mastery), in addition to its current effects.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now grants an equal amount of block chance and critical block chance (1.5% each per point of Mastery).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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