Day gives a very accurate analysis of the blocking modifiers. One thing he forgot to mention is that with holy shield, no matter what shield you use, you have a 2 fpb. that is to say, you are already *much* faster than any other class, and if you want to improve that, you need 86 fbr to get to 1 fpb. hardly worth it. if you aren't a smiter or a pvp depending on defense, 11 to 14 total (thats with +skills), holy shield is more than enough. Given your listed gear, thats like 5 points base. My suggestion:: Add the few to holy shield, and then just add the dex as you need it. If you already have your stats placed, get a good rare ring with +dex, or use a ravenfrost (gives up to 20), etc. It can really help you out.Day said:HOz also increases the speed at which you block. There are tables for this but for pvm at least i wouldn't worry about it! PVP may be different but i don't play it. A Shael in the shield will increase block speed but I very much doubt its worth it for the Hoz!!
It's so easy with HoZ and HS, there is really not a good excuse not to max block, IMHO.Day said:On a 1 handed melee character I'd definitely max block for pvm