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Open Outdoors Buff pet ability Defensive

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Proposal
Increase the amount of defense granted by pet ability Defensive.
Justification
This ability massively underperforms compared to its counterparts Bolster Armor and Dampen Pain which give 6000 armour and 25% damage reduction respectively at rank 5. Additionally the recent blanket damage increase makes having good defensive abilities even more important.
Motivation
At rank 5, this ability grants 40 ranged defense and 35 melee defense, which is extremely low and borderline useless for what is supposed to be the main defensive ability for many pets.
Another thing is that I'm pretty sure the ability was given placeholder values from when the ability was converted to use CU mechanics instead of NGE mechanics, but never got updated to actually be useful.

Current Defensive values at every rank
1: 10 ranged defense / 10 melee defense
2: 15 ranged defense / 14 melee defense
3: 25 ranged defense / 20 melee defense
4: 33 ranged defense / 30 melee defense
5: 40 ranged defense / 35 melee defense

Compared to original NGE values
1: 10% ranged and 10% melee glancing chance
2: 15% ranged and 14% melee glancing chance
3: 25% ranged and 20% melee glancing chance
4: 33% ranged and 30% melee glancing chance
5: 40% ranged and 35% melee glancing chance
 
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I'd rather see more differentiation in the pets defense abilities making one a much better tank then the other two otherwise we'll just pick, or most of us will pick a pet only based on its offensive specials. I'd have to test them before I cast a vote.
 
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I'd rather see more differentiation in the pets defense abilities making one a much better tank then the other two otherwise we'll just pick, or most of us will pick a pet only based on its offensive specials. I'd have to test them before I cast a vote.
Dampen pain 5 is 25% reduced damage
Bolster armor 5 is 6k more armor
Duration of 20 seconds and CD of 45 should be the same across all three, so i personally think dampen pain is pretty easily the best right now