Often people ask the question “Why should I train defence?”
Since defence is harder to train ( See training/stat guide for the exact training multipliers), and armour has such a low multiplier, in contrast to weapons (See Weapon Multipliers for the exact numbers) a lot of people wonder if it’s worth training at all.
General consensus among higher level players now however, is that defence may be one of the best stats to train.
While it is unkown why defence is actually better than it seems at face value, this post hints at something behind the scenes:
What extra ‘part’ it plays, is not known to us…
And a lot of people are still skeptical of defense’s value, so it’s up to the individual wether or not to train it.