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Block Question

Discussion in 'Druid' started by jbeast, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. jbeast

    jbeast Banned

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    Block Question

    Going the route of Windy for a MFer. Going to make a Rhyme shield since I want max block and 4-ist would need big Dex for max block. Rhyme adds the block stuff so it should be cool. Am wondering what shield to make it in and if anyone knows how much Dex I'd need at say level 80 for max block. And how far off would it be from say Stormshield?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. ~Kazama Fury~

    ~Kazama Fury~ IncGamers Member

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    make it out of a grim shield.
    i am not entirely sure how much dex you will need tho. but i guess ull know when you're at 80. hehe
     
  3. jbeast

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    I was gonna do Grim but they need a ton of Dex don't they? And was hoping someone would know so I could plan :p
     
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    If you can afford an Enigma, some good choices could be heater, tower shield, or hyperion.

    DEX for max block = (75 * [Character Level * 2] / [Blocking]) + 15

    Here's some info on DEX required for 75% block on level 80.
    Rhyme Hyperion: 202 required DEX.
    Rhyme Heater: 208 required DEX.
    Rhyme Tower/Pavise/Aegis : 202 required DEX.
    Rhyme Bone/Grim/Troll: 214 required DEX.

    If STR is not a problem (Enigma?), hyperion would be an excellent choice. Heater only requires 77 STR and has some nice block along with "light" weight. Tower shield would be okay but has "heavy" weight, plus its exceptional and elite forms require large amounts of STR.
     
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    Yep, will be using Dusk Enigma.

    Ok those numbers aren't too bad. Are you calculating in the added block speed and chance from the Rhyme runeword? If not, it should work out pretty well with any of those.
     
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    Yes those shields are all with 20% extra chance to block, acquired through Rhyme.
     
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    Also at lvl 80 with 202 dex you will have either 75% or 74% chance to block with ss (cant remember if ss has 67% or 63% chance to block with druid atm. :scratch: )
     

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