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1. [05:26:26] dhorn: alright then, here is an onyxia fight with glancing values for 3 people, one at 300, one at 305 and one at 310 weapon skill
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20061103212028/http://userfs.cec.wustl.edu/~wbk1/Images/WoW/skill0.jpg
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20060826192555/http://userfs.cec.wustl.edu/~wbk1/Images/WoW/skill5.jpg
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20060826193104/http://userfs.cec.wustl.edu/~wbk1/Images/WoW/skill10.jpg
5. the first two ones aren't all that interesting (both the wowwiki formula and the  70%+0.03%*(310-weapon_skill) formula are really close in expected average damage at these levels) but the last one, the 310 weapon skill test, is the interesting one here
6. the average damage of his glancing blows was 102.7% the average damage of his normal white hits - keep in mind that the wowwiki formula would result in an expected average damage of (0.99+0.91)=95% here, while the sample size is only 1 fight, we are looking at a difference of 7.7% between expected and observed damage
7. [05:26:42] dhorn: next up a thread on the official warrior forums
9. [05:27:51] dhorn: he mentions that it is "semi-confirmed" that glancing blows can deal more damage than white hits, although he only mentions a difference of 0.4%
10. [05:29:16] dhorn: again, what he would have gotten with the wowwiki formula here would be around 95% - he observed around 100% of normal white damage on his glancing blows and even believes that it gets higher than that, albeit very slightly (note that I am not trying to argue that this is possible)
11. [05:29:40] dhorn: on the ninth page of that thread, we get some concrete numbers