What's with all these
crazy numbers?

This is likely the question many of you will be asking yourselves when
you first load up World of Warcraft and look at some of your equipment.
I know I did. When you first explore your character sheet
there is a lot of information there that is not really explained in
other places. In addition many of the numbers have changed since the
initial release, so the original manual is of little use.

Lets start with a short explanation of what each of
the major combat
rating stats are and what they do.

*Expertise* - Expertise replaces the old weapon skill bonus. This stat
lowers the percentage chance that your melee attacks will be dodged or

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    Stats (and the math behind them) in the World of Warcraft
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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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