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Holy shield and maximum block

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by daanve, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. daanve

    daanve IncGamers Member

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    Holy shield and maximum block

    EY,

    I've got a pretty good shield now with blocking-chance 74 %, but when i put my holy shield on, it only goes to 75 % blocking chance. My dex is 51 and defense without shield is 264. Why doesnt it go higher then 75 %?
     
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    koeraokse IncGamers Member

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    because the 75% is the max blocking chance u can have...

    :cheesy:
    *priit
     
  3. RevenantThePaladin

    RevenantThePaladin IncGamers Member

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    Blocking on the shield can go over 75%, but is still displayed as 75%. F.e. Herald of Zakarum has 82% blocking afaik, but displays only 75%.
    However total blocking (displayed on character screen) cannot be >75%.
     
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    daanve IncGamers Member

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    so holy shield is actually useless..... ?
     
  5. koeraokse

    koeraokse IncGamers Member

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    no its not, when you get to high lvls then with holy shield you dont have to waste so many points into dexterity and holy shield also gives you very nice defense boost..

    :cheesy:
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  6. Leohappy

    Leohappy IncGamers Member

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    If you already have 75% blocking without Holy shield active, it's quite useless, since it only improves your total defense then (and Smite damage also, but I assume you don't use that skill).

    In any case, HS is good because a Paladin can maintain max (75%) blocking, while keeping dexterity low.
     
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    Weltkriegpally IncGamers Member

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    it provides a nice defense boost (extremely useful), lowers your dex requirements for max block, increases smite damage (goody!), and gives paladins the biggest advantage with a shield over every other class that would use one. It gives paladins an automatic 2 frame block rate, or 1 frame with 86 fbr. that means you can block quicker than every other class, and it gives you a greater chance to do so. Most people don't mention that last little nicety, but its one of the more important, in my mind.

    --welt
     

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