Holy Shield, Blocking and You! (Well, Me) Hi. I made a Hammerdin, and I've reached the point where I need to start nit-picking about his stats. My goal is to have enough dexterity for 75% blocking with a Herald of Zakarum and level X Holy Shield. I thought that Holy Shield simply added its listed increase to my base chance to block (50% Base + 25% Holy Shield = 75% Final), but that doesn't seem to be happening. Currently, my base chance to block is 33%, and my Holy Shield provides a 20% increase to successful blocking at rank 3. My final chance to block with Holy Shield on is 47%. I was expecting 53%. So I thought maybe Holy Shield was affecting blocking in the same way equipment mods do, by increasing the "Blocking" value in the chance to block formula: Total Blocking = (Blocking * (Dexterity - 15)) / (Character Level * 2) But the numbers on that didn't match up either. I'm stumped. Can anyone tell me how exactly Holy Shield works so that I can determine how much dexterity I need? Thanks in advance.