I don’t feel like blocking is very effective compared to Vermintide, with even common fodder able to easily break through stamina. While you should be mostly reliant on dodging and pushing, there should be some value in blocking incoming attacks. You also can’t block attacks behind you like you can in Vermintide.
It’s all relegated to Curios now, you don’t get Block Efficiency on weapons anymore like we did in Vermintide.
So, if you want to have a better block efficiency, you need them purple Curios with preferably health, block and stamina.
Hordes also chewed through you block in Vermintide, it’s just most players ran with at the very least 40% block efficiency if not 80% so anything short of a boss wouldn’t really touch it.
I have a force sword with block efficiency