I've pointed this out on previous posts but not on a single thread.
1. What is the problem?
The item effect block rate % are not improving my block rate & skills relating to block rate also have wrong descriptions
2. How is it caused or what do you think that triggered it?
A bad patch long time ago after the block nerf splitting it into two stats block rate and block damage, a fatal error in coding somewhere is the effects block rate% do not affect item's but only the character's base rate which happens to be 0 for all character's
3. Are you able to reproduce it, if so how?
Yes cause it just does not work at all.
4. Provide screenshot of before and after or the error msg.
This is without the bracelet equipped * The bracelet has a SC of block rate +49%
This is the Bracelet's Soulcraft
This Is the block rate with bracelet equipped.
The skill katar blocking is also wrong.
Refer to the images noting that the description says 13%. Instead katar blocking is adding 6% block damage.
5. Have you figured out any temporary solution to address this problem?
No beyond my ability as a player, only solution is to change the behavior of block rate to effect total block success rate.