Weapon Block - A Good Thing - or a BAD thing?? This theory has been passed around since the birth of the ASA. Ive played many different builds and im currently working a new 1.10 one. I always noticed though WB really crippled my style. Reason: Weapon Block states that its a % chance to block an incoming attack. (note the singular usage of the word ATTACK). Basically meaning if you are fighting Bremm Sparkfist and all his minions in one battle and Bremm throws a punch you will block.. that punch. Not the other 5 guys attacking you and dropping meteors on your head as well. This 'stuns' you and makes a nice 'dink' noise. Sometimes 2-3 times before you can even swing depending on how much harness this skill or with + skills gear and also how much seems to be attacking you. If you are blocking Bremm then you are open to get hit by the whole 3rd floor of durance of hate... right? Now in 1.10 it also blocks elemental attacks so imagine Bremm and his fan club throwing hydras into the mix, which are blockable..? Elemental attack no? So all of this stuff flying at you adds many dice rolls on the WB skill and triggers it over and over and over. I find poor Leigh_Harvey standing in a pile of monsters and all i can hear is 'DINK DINK DINK' and im watching her red bubble go down down down because she cant get any hits in to leech and pull off her combos. Ill get 2 charges of PS swirling and have to wait for 'DINK' to get the 3rd..take damage by at least one mob coming back out of the animation and land my finisher. Now if she didnt have to take the time/frame to block she would have nailed Bremm 3 times for 10+% life/mana leech plus dropped off her PS/TS/whatever charge. Rinse repeat until him and his fan club are dead. This mainly applies to an PvM MA assassin and the way i choose to play her. I use hit and run tactics and I try not to take on large quanities of mobs where its not nessicary. When it does happen though i find myself hearing 'DINK' more than i would like... so the next couple days of d2 time are going to be spent into testing a new build without WB in 1.10 ladder... If i had a PvP build. Then most certainly i would love to block as much as possible because im fighting one dood/doodette. If i were a trap asa then sure i would love to block all that stuff flying at me while i lay traps down and back off/lure, but if im trying to get inside and deliver hits then that doesnt need to be interupted. I can simply have a SS/Jade Talon and/or tucs to switch over to block if/when its totally ultra nessicary which is never if you use the ASAs speed and try not to overwealm yourself. Your not generally a tank so you know the drill.. am i just crazy or does anyone semi-agree with this?