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does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

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  1. Stevomoo

    Stevomoo IncGamers Member

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    does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    like it days above, is it the same as for weapons +50% damage for etheral over normal?
     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    No.

    10 chars.



     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    thanks another Q what has better def (assuming same ed) eth hoz or up'd hoz?
     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    Ultimately depending on your luck when you up the Hoz. I had an upped hoz that had less ED than a higher, non-upped hoz. I also had an eth hoz which I upped and it hardly gained any defense.
     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    An up'd hoz can have def ranging from 422 to 579 depending on the %ed and the base def after the upgrade.

    An eth hoz has defense ranging from 632 to 759 (non-upgraded)

    So even a 150%ed non-up'd eth hoz will have higher defense than a 200% up'd non-eth hoz with a perfect roll on the base def after upgrading.

    Now the def on an eth up'd hoz can range from 632 to 867 depending on %ed and the base def after upgrade.

    The worst case senario when you up a hoz (eth or non) is that the def doesn't change at all. Since the base def on a non up'd hoz is perfect +1, for a gilded shield that is 168 + 1 = 169, and the base def on a zakarum shield varies from 169 to 193. Even if you got the worst roll on the upgrade and end up with the lowest def possible it can't be less than what it was. Back in the day when you upgraded eth armor it would lose the ethereal bonus so if you up'd an eth hoz the defense dropped quite a bit.



     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    so if i up an eth hoz it wont lose the eth bonus, i read that it does but that was an old post.
     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    Not anymore it doesn't that was fixed towards the end of season 2.



     
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    Re: does etheral shield have higher smite damage?

    sweet thanks for the info
     

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