The patch is quite new and there are a lot of new strats to be proven. However most of them worked for me so far (as this one) and when there are problems, I find alternatives in the comments. This site is great!
Definitely important. What to block with the deflection needs to be more clear in the description rather than "at the correct turn." I guess it's not that hard to figure out, but my brain didn't really process at first. If you don't use if for maul, this doesn't work at all.