Best shields to Spirit

Ax2Grind

Diabloii.Net Member
Best shields to Spirit

Let's rule out all original auric shields (targe, rondache, heraldic, aerin and crown), since diamonds are better in them and akaran targes are only one level above any that are Spirited. So, there are the five exceptional aurics, five elite aurics, monarch, aegis and ward. I'm not sure what else you'd do with a 4oS aegis or ward, but I doubt you'd want to use anything other than a monarch if you were looking specifically for a non-auric Spirit. This means akaran targe/rondache for low-level dueling, the other three somewhat lesser even though there's really nothing better to use them for. I always believed, though, non-ethereal elites were better with four Ums in them since they're all RLvl47 or higher. That being said, most people would still use the best ST they have for Spirit merely for the blocking, saving all the others for Ums.

Here are all the auric shields and the best monarch I currently have:

*10.7-Monarch (+13%ED, 10%IMD)

*15.7-Akaran Rondache (122Def, 4oS, +43AllR, Spirit {25, 92, 7})
*19.7-Akaran Rondache (+15%ED, 15%IMD, +25%ARes)
*13.6-Akaran Targe (+14%ED, 12%IMD, +35%ARes)

*15.8-Kurast Shield (164Def, +45%ARes)
*13.6-Kurast Shield (163Def, +43%ARes)
*13.6-Sacred Targe (137Def, +25%AllR)


As you can see, I Spirited one of the ARs early in the season before I got a HoZ, and kept the other since it has perfect superiority. Assuming the aegis, ward and five original aurics are at the end of the list, where do you place the other eleven and which of these would you try Spiriting until getting a +35%FCR first?
 

Frosty_The_Snowman

Diabloii.Net Member
I have several Spirit shields.

- Most of them are Monarches (superior or not).
- Some of them are Sacred Targe or Sacred Rondache with 30% to 45% res all.
- One of them is a Vortex Shield with 35% res all.
- The rest are Akaran Targe, and various low-level Spirits, with 30% to 45% res all.
- I also have one or two Spirit ethereal Crystal Swords.

I've rerolled them all to 35% FCR, but it was before HEL prices skyrocketted because of the supposed Ladder reset.

From my own experience, my opinion is that Monarches and Sacred Targes are the best candidates. Here are some of my best Spirit shields :wink: :

"Spirit" Superior Monarch
15% Def (171 Def)
35% FCR
112 Mana
3 Magic Absorb

"Spirit" Superior Sacred Targe
10% Def (174 Def)
45% Res All
35% FCR
100 Mana
5 Magic Absorb

"Spirit" Superior Monarch
15% Def (171 Def)
35% FCR
109 Mana
8 Magic Absorb

"Spirit" Ethereal Monarch
306 Def (Bugged)
35% FCR
111 Mana
7 Magic Absorb

"Spirit" Superior Royal Shield
10% Def (200 Def)
44% Res All
35% FCR
103 Mana
7 Magic Absorb

"Spirit" Superior Sacred Targe
15% Def (182 Def)
10% Durability
30% Res All
35% FCR
111 Mana
7 Magic Absorb
 

Ax2Grind

Diabloii.Net Member
Can't go wrong, then

Well, if most are monarchs then it wasn't a bad shot. I tried four times and used three of my Hel runes (saved the other three) to clear it, got 25... 32... 29... then finally: 35/90/8. Now, who do I use it for? I don't currently have a build. :rolleyes:
 

Frosty_The_Snowman

Diabloii.Net Member
You can also trade it, or keep it until the Ladder resets (if ever it resets someday...) and trade it in [NL] for a good price :thumbsup: !
 

psych

Diabloii.Net Member
From your list I would spend my runes on this one:

*15.8-Kurast Shield (164Def, +45%ARes)

For biggest re-sale value
 
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