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best shield for blizz mfer

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by fishsticks, May 19, 2005.

  1. fishsticks

    fishsticks Banned

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    best shield for blizz mfer

    ummm i haven't played this game in almost 2 years now

    from all the new runewords and stuff, i need to no
    wut shield is the best for a mfer.

    my choices are
    splendor
    lidless
    spirit

    but i'm still not sure wich is the best




    p.s. i'm still trying to find friends to play wit. i play on
    USEast sc Ladder
    n my acct is *y3llowfishstick
    (embarass to say but i need alittle free stuff too.... i'll take anything)
     
  2. Shako

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    I would have to say Spirit. Although my blizzard mf sorceress used a perfect diamond whistans guard because the strength requirement on a spirit monarch would be much to steep for me. By only goin with whistan's guard, I only have to put in 91 strength (Enough for coh wire fleece - 20 from annihilus) so experiment with Spirit if you choose, or try a whistans, they are both good.
     
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    yea i was thinking about that, n when i went to arreat summit to check on the shields... i found that the lowest str req was 156 or so monarch....

    thx for u r opinion

    n i haven't played this game in a while so excuse my newbness....
    is the whistan's a set item??
     
  4. Shako

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    We were all new once, don't worry about it. I just got back from a long 'break' from Diablo 2. Whistan's Guard is part of the Orphan Call set, and is one of my favorite shields. Insane Block and with a perfect Diamond, can give you resists. Also I love the strength requirement, allows me to get more life :lol:
     
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    If you have a CtA, then couple stat points will be worth it for the extra % fcr and +1 skill for a PvP blizzer. If you're PvM... meh go with Withstan's like Shako suggested.

    Welcome back to the addicting world of D2!

    - Dennis
     
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    how much dex do you need for max block with a spirit monarch at 99?
     
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    There are a couple of shields worth mentioning. They all have upsides and downsides.

    Max Block Shields:
    Stormshield: good defense, good block, 35%DR, resists, need 156 Str.
    Whistan's Guard: good defense, great block, with 2 PDiamond gives great resists, 53 Str.
    Up'ed Viscerataunt: good defense, good block, +1 skills, 77 Str.

    Don't max Block shields:
    Spirit: +2 skills, up to 35% FCR, resists, 156 Str.
    Lidless: +1 skills, 20% FCR, can up for better defense, 58 Str (106 up'ed).

    If going for max block, I would recommend Whistan's since it gives you such a huge amount of resists. If not going for max block, go for a Spirit, the extra Str is balanced by +2 skills, 25-35% FCR, resists.

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    well i still haven't made up my mind between storm and spirit but either way, same strength so i at least know my stat point allocation there. i'll save stat points and try spirit and if i really think i need max block, i'll ditch it and use storm then use the points to get max block.



    yeah, i gathered it would be an insane amount of dex to reach max block with spirit.... >300 i would expect so i won't waste points trying to achieve that.
     
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    Excuse me, but is it a shield for mfer? If you run Meph or Pindle, you don't need high blocking. Get yourself a Rhyme (!!) shield (Luna) or Isted shield if you are rich enough.
    If it is for area running or Baal, then I don't give you any advice... (I have no experience...)

    EDIT: and Whitstan's Guard cannot have 2 sockets, Moser's Blessed Circle has 2, and it's a very nice shield.
     
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    Hm, what would be better then: Mosers Blessed Circle or Whistans?
     
  11. slam

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    its a shield for a character that plays the game through from start to finish then after finishing act 5 hell, does some baal runs to level a little further and maybe some magic finding but not much and equipment won't be geared towards that. i have a barb for magic finding so it is not a priority with this blizzard sorc. her real purpose is just for fun and to get me a hell hellforge rune.
     
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    ok since i heard spirit was so effective...
    imma try it out (lol it's cheap too :))


    lol i hope i dun have to start another build after ****ing this one up
     
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    Whistans, unless you go for more offense and socket it Moser's with facets, in which case a viscerant would probably be better.
     
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    As said earlier, why not use the old and still useful Rhyme runeword? MF, Cannot be Frozen and Resist. Mmm nice :)
     

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