WOW Lower Stat Sacred Shield Vs Stormshield

But how does a sacred shield with less mods than the best stormshield stack up?  I’ll ignore the strength and vitality for now, as they are close enough that you can find similiar without too much trouble.  There is an armor difference between the two shields which works in the sacred’s favor of ~%.5-1 damage reduction.  61 to all resistances gives about 4.5% damage reduction for the stormshield.  I also didn’t factor in the arcane resistance on the shield as well.
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We’ll assume the player already has 55% resists reduction and 65% damage reduction from armor.  Damage reduction is multiplicative.

First lets get the total damage reduction:
Stormshield DR = 0.13725 = (1-.55)*(1-.695)
Stormshield DR melee OR elites = 0.13176 = (1-.55)*(1-.695)*(1-.04)
Sacred DR = 0.154125 =(1-.55)*(1-.6575)

If a mob does 100,000 damage, you take before block…
Stormshield DR = 13725 = 100,000 * 0.13725
Stormshield DR melee OR elites = 13176 = 100,000* 0.13176
Sacred DR = 15412 = 100,000*.15412

With shield block(Lantern and Helm of Command +19%) you take…
Stormshield DR = 12 052.46 = 13725 – 1672.54
Stormshield DR melee OR elites =11503.46 = 13176 – 1672.54
Sacred DR = 13393.12 = 15412 -  2018.88

So even without melee reduction or elite reduction, just the 61 resists give the stormshield a 1300 damage reduction advantage on a mob that hits for 100k.  But this can change a lot depending on how much the mob hits for base and how much resistances and armor the player already has.  So lets look at a player with higher stats.

Assuming 75% damage reduction from armor, 75% from resistances:
Stormshield Total Damage Taken on 100k hit = 3452.46
Stormshield Total Damage Taken elite OR melee = 3 247.46
Sacred DR = 4 043.62

Ok, so the stormshield wins.  What about for monks and barbs with their built in 30% reduction?
Stormshield Total Damage Taken on 100k hit = 1 914.96
Stormshield Total Damage Taken elite OR melee = 1771.46
Sacred DR = 2224.87

Another winner for stormshield, but the gap is closing.

What about mobs that do 50k instead of 100k base?
Stormshield Total Damage Taken on 100k hit = 121.21
Stormshield Total Damage Taken elite OR melee = 49.46
Sacred DR = 102.99500

So, we see here that for non elite/melee the sacred shield actually beats out the stormshield for once.  Its true that we mostly want the damage reduction for elites, so I’ll say the stormshield still wins, but not by enough. 

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