Confused About Max Block

firethreeD

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Confused About Max Block

Sorry for this noob issue.

I am using Spirit for my shield.. If I pump pts into dex and my shield block is not going up.. its at 42%

However my block is going up in my defense chance to block 143 dex and 30% block.

How come my chance to block is not going up on my shield as well? :shocked:
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

Diabloii.Net Member
Because that's the base shield block. It's not supposed to go up. Don't worry about it - the block % you see on the shield does not determine your total chance to block. Just like the Defence rating on your Armor does not determine your total Defence rating. Think of it this way - you have an Archon Plate of the Whale (+85 HP) equipped. If you pump Vitality, is the +85 HP on the Archon Plate going to go up as well?

Total Blocking = (Blocking * (Dexterity - 15)) / (Character Level * 2)

You input your shield's block rating into "Blocking".

Also, unless you're pumping Dexterity for another reason (such as to wield Wizardspike or something), I'd suggest to stop pumping Dexterity and start pumping Vitality. As you can clearly see, with 140 Dexterity you only have 30% Block. =\ Imagine how much more you will need to get 75%.

Max Block with a Spirit Monarch is suicide on without Twitchtroe/GA/CtB Amulet. Unless you're a Paladin.

By the way, welcome to the forums.
 

firethreeD

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Thank you for your post. That is how I undersdood the calc bus someone else threw me off with the the shields max block. So I thought that was to go up as well.

I was going by this shield guide..

Dexterity required for max block (75%) for a sorceress

shield str block dex/lv LV30 LV50 LV80 LV99
------------------- --- ----- ------ ---- ---- ---- ----
Lidless Eye 58 40% 3.75 128 203 315 387
Lidless Eye + Eld 58 47% 3.19 111 175 271 331
Moser's Circle 53 57% 2.63 94 147 226 276
Grim Shield + Rhyme 58 60% 2.50 90 140 215 263
Sigon's Tower 75 64% 2.34 86 133 203 248
Stormshield 156 67% 2.24 83 127 195 237
Sigon's Tower + Eld 75 71% 2.11 79 121 185 225
Visceratuant Heater 77 72% 2.08 78 120 182 222
Gerke's Sanctuary 133 74% 2.03 76 117 178 216
75% blocking shield 75% 2.00 75 115 175 213
Whistan's Guard 53 87% 1.72 67 102 153 186
Whistan's + Eld 53 94% 1.60 63 95 143 173

I am not sure what shield I will use so that is why i have been saving my stat points.
 
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