If you're pvm, storm is going to keep you alive vs. melee (cyclone for elemental right?)PDXBoy said:Monarch Stormshield and Lidless both seem to have nice advantages to a Wind Druid. Still in NM, but I want to be ready for hell ... which of these shields ends up better?
an elite ko ko mal Sanctuary or a Jah'd whitsans is my personal fav. the block and automatic fast block allows points for more life.2JZ-GTTE said:For PvP stormshield is preferred, so that you can actually block attacks.
I think there is a point here. Overall people will tend to optimize overall performance. That means your items will be working in unision to keep you alive and kicking butt. Overall the lidless isn't neccesary.Salo said:there is no reason to use an arachnid sash if you want to use a verdungo's or a 24% fhr caster belt with life.
you only use it if you somehow think that using a wizardspike gives you less damage. it really does not as it allows you to wear more life gear and not worry at all about a lame mara's that offers nothing besides res all. you can craft a caster ammy, use a +20% glove of choice and the spike for full effects, and more life, plus more mana.
well.... you can get 10% on rings.... if you have to, or one ring. i dislike the spiderweb compared to a 10% fcr 24% fhr belt for pvp. i never made an ammy that got a double cast mod, so i cant suggest considering that.Burnt_toasty said:I think there is a point here. Overall people will tend to optimize overall performance. That means your items will be working in unision to keep you alive and kicking butt. Overall the lidless isn't neccesary.
WHY HAS NO ONE ASKED WHAT BREAKPOINT FCR YOU ARE TRYING TO GET???? THis is such a silly debate 10 posts in without the real question being asked. If you dont need the fcr then getting +1 skills is a waste compared to the SS. If you can find alternative solutions to the FCR then SS anyday. If your build needs the extra FCR from the lidless you could aim for that by going ldless. To me you can find the fcr elsewhere easily. Thus a lidless is junk.
20 Gloves -Trangs > MAgefists
20 belt - Siperweb
40-50% Weapon - Hoto or Wiz?
20-10% Amulet - Easily crafted ammulets.
99 is the best you can get fcr wise without scarificing gear. As you can see you dont need the lidless at all and the other unique item combinations yield a stronger windy. Thus SS is better anyday unless your extreemely poor and need the extra 20% ias. 68% is recommend for PvM but skillful players can duel with it. however its stroingly suggested 99% for more intimate pvp players.