Max Block or not?

GcGX

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Max Block or not?

I am currently making an ES Orb sorc and I was looking through all the guides and only a few mention max block but don't really explain the pros and cons of it on an ES Orber. Should I go for max block? If I do what shield should I use for it? At the moment I had a perfect spirit in mind but max block on spirit is pointless imo. So can anyone help me out?

btw this character will mostly be PvP

Thanks in advance.
 

Scudstorm

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Re: Max Block or not?

SS or Sanctuary as blocking shield. Whistan's if block is the only thing you want from your shield.

Rather going max block or not depends on whether or not blocking will hurt your mana pool too much. I personally think max block is the way to go for PvP, but if it halves your mana, it's pointless.
 

GcGX

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Re: Max Block or not?

Well I have an SS a Sanctuary and a Spirit Shield. If I don't go max block I'll use the spirit, if I go max block I'll use SS or Sanctuary. My question now is if I go for max block how much mana will I lose out on by gettin MB at lv **. Also which shield is best between the two for MB? If SS, what do I socket into it?

I know it's a lot of questions, I just don't want to mess up on the account because I wouldn't want to remake lol.
 

Scudstorm

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Re: Max Block or not?

Without more sources of Increased Chance to Blocking, you'll need 213 dex with SS and 222 dex with a Hyperion Sanctuary. That means 200 less energy points, or 400 less mana before SoJ, Frosties or BO, whatever you have. Remember that Spirit has mana too.

If you socket your SS with an Eld rune, you'd need 194 dex for max block at clvl88.

Of course, the effect will be much less dramatic with Torch, Anni and +dex from gear. So it really depends on your gear and it's a personal choice for you.
 

Socialism

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Re: Max Block or not?

If you ever expect to fight against blockable characters, max block. If you're 100% caster vs. caster, pure vitality.
 
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