Blocking while in Blood Lord mode?

Rius666

Diabloii.Net Member
Blocking while in Blood Lord mode?

I have full trang's set so I look like a blood lord. I noticed that while in blood lord mode my cast speed was drastically slowed to compensate for the fact that the blood lord cast speed animation tops out at a lower lvl than normal char cast rate. This got me to wondering about blocking. The blood lord doesnt really have a blocking animation and ever since i was in blood lord mode i havent heard the blocking noise when i get hit even tho i have max blocking. So i was wonderin if it were possible to block at all while wearing full trangs set in blood lord mode.
 

Necrochild313

Diabloii.Net Member
I've heard some say yes, it considers it blocked but doesn't animate it (this would be good, very good) i've heard some say no, it doesn't do it at all.

I'll do some testing on the matter when I get home.
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
Two things:

1) How the hell did you become a cool Blood Lord instead of the wimpy Vampire?
2) Testing had already been done on this and it turned out that you can't block while in Vamp mode.
 

GenXCub

Diabloii.Net Member
That sucks... i think that if you can block as a werewolf and werebear, you should be able to block shifted to something else.
 

Rius666

Diabloii.Net Member
sorry about the blood lord confusion although i thought they were called blood lords (not to be confused with death lords) and yes this SUCKS if u cant block guess i wasted all those points to dex :(
 

morbidone

Diabloii.Net Member
Mad Mantis said:
Two things:

1) How the hell did you become a cool Blood Lord instead of the wimpy Vampire?
2) Testing had already been done on this and it turned out that you can't block while in Vamp mode.
Testing has been done, and it showed that you CAN block while in vampire form! (yeay) Testing also showed that blocking animation is identical to FHR animation, and the animation speed for both blocking and hit recovery is affected by FHR items! So those points into strength are not exactly wasted.
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
Welcome Newcomer to The Darkness. Grab a brew :drink: and feel free to raise some corpses.

That is weird. Why would FHR affect FBR? Are you sure you didn't get things messed
up? Because before the Forum went down, there was a guy who asked the same thing. He claimed he had 75% blocking and always took damage when he let himself get hit. Never did he get hit and didn't loose life. So this is why I am asking. Can't test it myself because I don't have Full Trang's.
 

Dragonmaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Hmm I think you can, or at least im pretty sure it blocked when I tried it during 1.10 beta, using the hit recovery animation (but not affected by fhr I think) but it could have changed. It was about the only not-dissapointing thing about the vamp to me ;)
 
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