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Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Assassin' started by Mistress Sersi, May 27, 2008.

  1. Mistress Sersi

    Mistress Sersi IncGamers Member

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    Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    I am a PvM lvl 44 DC sin. I have almost maxed DC & CM. I was wondering what else to pop some skill points into. I have 1 point in BoS, Cobra, Tiger, SW

    Blade Shield looks really cool, but does it actually do anything?

    My current setup includes:

    Vamp Gaze 7/8/19% DR
    Treachery armour
    Bartucs
    Rare claws with 515 poison
    Bladebuckle ( looking for a good string of ears)
    Cow King boots
    Krafted gloves with +1 to MA & 10% IAS
    Angelic ammy & ring

    I use a +3 SW claw to pre buff my SW to lvl 8.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    Blade Shield is almost entirely for looks. I got it on my kicker because I had nowhere to dump my points and got a lvl 10's ish Blade Shield (skill lvl affects almost only duration). So I guess that yes, for its use (the looks), 1pt would do the trick :)

    Treachery with 515 poison claws is kinda not a so good idea. The CtC Venom will make your poison dmg totally irrelevant. I suggest maxing Venom and getting another claw.

    Other things you may want to max are Death Sentry (more than 1 pt for corpse explosion range only) and Shadow Master. SM is definitely better than SW for your build, but you may not need more than lvl 17 SM after +skills. Don't forget your 1pt wonder in Mindblast.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    Hehe, all these 1 point wonders for the assassin.

    * Death Sentry
    * Mindblast
    * Cloak of Shadows
    * Blade Shield
    * Claw blocking (if you use 2 claws)
    * Blade Fury can come in handy vs a specific curse
    * Dragon Flight (for telestomping)

    Some people also use the charge up Cobra Strike for fast leeching, and 1 point is enough. So many choices is what makes the assassin so versatile and fun to play.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    SW is better. You can control her. I also have 1` point in Cobra, Cloak of Shadows & MindBlast.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    SW may be better for trappers and PSers, that's still up to debate. But for a DC sin, SM is by far superior.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    If you plan on using venom EVER. then yes. Blade shield ftw. Blade shield triggers venom once every 2 seconds to enemies in the proximity.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    It's better than that. Blade Shield attacks all targets at range one once per second. Venom and many other damage adders included, subject to the blade penalty, etc.

    However this still doesn't make Bshield a very powerful skill.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    What effects transfer to bladeshield except elemental damage? Does anyone know? Leeching?
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    Phoenix-Hawk's guide: http://d2.noobcore.net/guides/assassin-faq17.htm

    There's a more complete one at the AB, but last I heard I'm not allowed to anything there here.

    The one really interesting mod to me that Phoenix doesn't cover is damage +x (Grief, etc.) That does work with Bshield, but not the others. Also the CtCA is buggy, and only works on a successful hit rather than any attack check.
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    Blade Shield goes for vemon and weapon damage doesnt it?
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    Yes, and elemental/magic too, all subject to the blade penalty though.



     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    blade shield is a 1 pt wonder when your ghost need to find windy with wolf?
     
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    Re: Is Blade Shield a 1 point wonder? Is it worth it?

    never mind
     

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