You've summed up it nicely. These tips should be included somewhere.
I do remember how messing around with Darkness and accuracy debuffs resulted in a -10% accuracy of a certain ability.
One more thing about the calculating order:
Someone has suggested to Aranesh that Frostfur Rat
can take down Stitches Jr. However, I was not concerned if its attack is actually effective because I was not sure if the critter bonus is included in the armour test.
Haven't noticed, however, that someone on Wowhead has already claimed the effectiveness with a non-powerful breed, answering indirectly to the question.
So here we go!
The critter bonus is included indeed.
Additionally, a "Black Flock" Ikky can still beat Dor the Wall despite the shell shield
I'm not sure, however, what (flying damage or Black Claw
) does contribute to this in a more meaningful way.