A few changes to Protection in an upcoming build. Mostly focused on smoothing out issues in the core rotation and active mitigation.
Listing all at once because they're all pieces of the same goals. First, Avenger's Shield is back to having some baseline defensive value, which pulls the rotation together by making you care about both hit and Martello del Virtuoso
other than for pickups/damage.
Second, Consecration is easier to work with. If you don't have to move, you have to replace it less often, and if you do have to move, you can replace it much more quickly. While standing in Consacrazione
still has some value, your core buttons no longer rely on it, and the loss of mitigation from being outside it is much smaller than Legion. It also provides a small source of baseline magic mitigation.
Finally, the gap between Scudo del Virtuoso
uptime and downtime, in terms of mitigation, is less dramatic. The previous mastery made that gap get wider and wider as the expansion went on, leading to the problem of increasing moments of vulnerability when active mitigation was down. Scudo del Virtuoso
will now have more consistent value across the expansion. The spec will be tuned expecting slightly lower Scudo del Virtuoso
strength and uptime compared to Legion, which helps avoid the problem where there were windows of very poor mitigation compared to other tanks.