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max block worth it? (PvP)

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  1. javasirc

    javasirc IncGamers Member

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    max block worth it? (PvP)

    Ok so i found some calculation to find my block chances. With Stormshield [chance to block= 67%] at level 90, i will need 217 dexterity to have max block. I have 96 dex right now. 217-96 = i need to dump 121 more points into dex for 75% chance to block. Are spending 121 for max block worth the life or energy (i have energy shield) sacrifice?

    PS, 217 dex for max block at lvl 90 only pertains to stormshield. In order to have max block with Spirit [chance to block= 42%], i will need 337 dex (337-96=241 more dex to max block. I will be using Spirit most of the time. Is it worth spending the points for max block?
     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    If you are a proper ES sorc, you don't need stormshield as DR is not needed. It is best you go for gerke's (dr by x) or whitstans (easy block)
     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    Ok gerke's and whitstan's both have 75% block, so i will need 195 dex (+99 dex from what i have now). But i can add 40 from dual ravens when i equip the shield, allowing me to dump only 59 stats into dex. That worth it for max block, which i may need on occasion vs bow zons or bvcs?

    Also, should i spend my spare stats in vit or ene, or ration them between the 2 for best survival resaults?
     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    Gerke's and Whistan's both have more than 75% block (they're the two highest-blocking shields in the game) - it just show up as 75% in game because that's the cap. Look at the shield stats on Arreat Summit and then recalculate.


    As for the stat points, what level of ES are you running?


    Correction: (actually, Gerke's only has 74% for a sorc. Whistan's = 92%.)
     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    Ok i looked up the block info and recalculated. The sorc block was 87 on whitstan's shield. If i put a Eld rune in it, it is increased to 94 block. I will now need 23 additional dex with dual ravens on!!! Im sure glad i posted here or i would have blown 208 stats into dex lolol.

    Anyway, my energy shield is lvl 17 including +1 skill from cta battle command. lvl 17 = 72% damage to mana. I dont have death fathom yet so i will be adding 2 more skills.
     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    75%'s the cap as stated before, my sorc has max block at level 80 at about 160 dex (after equipment).



     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    Is the shield's block rating capped at 75% or just the player's max block chance?

    If the shield has 94 block, it only counts as 75 anyway?
    Or if the shield has 94, it stays 94 but wont let me go over 75?

    Confusing getting 2 different answers =(
     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    The player's chance is capped - the shield's is not.


    FYI, there's a formula around here somewhere... I'll edit it in...
    Edit:

    copied from the Facts & Formula Archive
    Code:
    Chance to Block
    
    Total Blocking = [(Blocking * (Dexterity - 15)) / (Character Level * 2)]
    
    Blocking = A total of the Blocking on all of your items. (E.g: Guardian Angel, 
    Twitchthroe, Any Shield, Holy Shield) [] = Round Down
    
    Note: Blocking on shield shown in game is capped at 75% while it may actually
    be higher. For a true account of most shields blocking ability... Look here for
    Unique, Set, and Magical/Rare shields. (for magical/rare, add the Blocking %
    from the suffix to the base blocking)
    
    Note 2: Block chance is divided by 3 after the 75% cap. You can't block more
    than 25% when running.
    
    Example: A lvl85 Paladin with 100 Dex, Guardian Angel(20%), lvl20 Holy Shield
    (35%) and a Herald of Zakarum(82%).
    
        Total Blocking = [(Blocking * (Dexterity - 15)) / (Character Level * 2)]
        = (20 + 35 + 82 * (100 - 15)) / (85 * 2)
        = (20 + 35 + 82 * (85)) / (85 * 2)
        = (20 + 35 + 82 * (85)) / 170
        = (20 + 35 + 82 * (85)) / 170
        = (137 * 85) / 170
        = 11645 / 170
        = 68.5
        = 68% Chance to Block
    


     
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    Re: max block worth it? (PvP)

    Ravens? you are a melee sorc?
     

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