Critical strike avoidance importance

Personal opinion after 10 alts. I don’t like how 100% critical strike avoidance or T5 less dmg from crit is required for all builds in end game. No idea on how to improve it.


It really is not mandatory.

If you don’t have it, you should definitely avoid getting +x base crit PLUS %inc. crit on monolith, but other than that having enough other defense layer can work fine.

Incoming damge will sometiems be spikey, but I play a lot of chars successfully to 200-300 corruption without any CSA or less damage taken from crit


Any build example for inspiration? I still think that not maxing those stat is majorly gimping the defense of 90%~ of builds. Enemy still have 5% base chance and if unlucky happens on big hits (arjani/meteorite). No idea if some enemy have higher crit than base but I suspect so. There are also times when there is no choice but taking those increased crit mono.

Just to be clear, I don’t say that it’s unnecessary to have 100% CSA, I just think it’s not mandatory, if you don’t wanna push Arena Leader boards and get 300+ corruption.

I will not give any build example, because this is not really build dependant.

If all of your other defenses are good, you will be fine.

There is always a choice. Avoiding them will lead to detours and very inefficient routes, but you will never be forced into it.


One thing I do is, I’ll weapon swap a 2h for less crit DMG for those modifiers.

I only have 105% crit strike avoidance on my Bow Mage Marksman who otherwise would be too squishy. Apart from that it isnt 100% necessary on all chars. If it fits into my build I ll take it of course but despite that I havent made any extremely negative experiences from not having a high percentage of it.

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I had 0% crit avoidance on my bleed bladedancer till I cleared 3-4 empowered Reign of Dragon timelines and got the crit avoid blessing (char lvl around 90). I think it is not necessary if you just avoid the flat crit monolith mod (I did take % increased crit echoes) and just be careful around high crit monsters. I was also dodge based so that probably helped quite a bit too.

My usual go to is get one mod of 30%+ crit avoid on gear/passives and then farm dragon for crit avoid blessing so I don’t worry about that again.

Also unless your build absolutely needs a mod on chest you can use the flesh chest dropping from abomination till you cap crit avoid.

Yeah agree, usually my chars have around 30% Crit Avoidance if I dont invest in it heavily.

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