Whitstans can only have 1 socket. I think you'r refering to Mosers Blessed Circle, but that one has crappy block%, same as Lidless.datrupimp said:whats best shield for bliz sorc? im thinking either ss or lidless cold faceted but some people tell me whistans guard with 2 cold facet in it, which is best?
In most sorc duels ive been in, if you get hit.. you lose. I guess you can use that logic both ways, but i'd rather have the vit to take that hit, rather then a slighty better chance to block.. which just stuns you long enough to get hit again :uhhuh:. No point in SS if your not going block, Lidless all the way IMOXiamet said:Been pondering the same question myself...to SS or not to SS? I have lidless, I have 2 perf diamond Moser's and I have Whitsans. I don't have SS, but I'm wondering if I should bother pumping Str in anticipation of eventually getting a SS. Is it worth the bother, or should i be dumping those stat points into dex and Vit?
if so, then what shield?
Each vit points will only by you two life. Life is very easily obtained elsewhere (one perfect small charm of vita = two levels of vitpoints, shako at level 80 = 24 levels of vit), so putting points in vita is not that great an investment for the sorc. Dex on the other hand is impossible to gain from items. Having max block will not only nullify 3/4 of all melee attacks, but also 3/4 of arrows, cold balls, bolts and many other directional attacks, effectively quadrupling your life. Max block is absolutely worth it, unless you like to play very defensively. This is from a pvm point of view.gideon2086 said:i already stated up top, use a -15/15res ss for melee, and use a 5/5 cold facet lidless for everything else, dont bother maxing block on ss its a waste of way too many vit points.
The pure superiority of SS over Lidless is not the chance to block but the 35% DR. SS + Shako + CoH/Enigma = 50% DR and assuming 75% CtB I assure you, you will rarely die. On the other had max vita would offer about twice life, though with no CtB and no DR ( Shako + CoH/Enigma = 18% = not enough to survive heavy melee..) meaning a fast death if swarmed/surrounded.gideon2086 said:i already stated up top, use a -15/15res ss for melee, and use a 5/5 cold facet lidless for everything else, dont bother maxing block on ss its a waste of way too many vit points.