Bit of a noob question, so I post it here.
I have 3 divines, pallies and a cleric, in the level range of 10-14.
I run solo with a hireling or duo, content that is slightly lower level, on normal and hard. (I am bit concerned about elite trap damage.)
These are first life toons, and I am slowly farming server favor with them.
I tend to have on each toon 2 or 3 armors, one has highest AC I have found, and one has hammerblock but 3 less AC.
I have no other DR items on. The defense percentage is around 40.
These levels I think the blunt damage guys are mostly ogres, trolls and hill giants.
Considering their average damage, is the hammerblock clearly better damage mitigation against them than few more misses from higher AC?