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  1. Dragonmaster

    Dragonmaster IncGamers Member

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    Max block

    Hmm sorry for the nooblar question but the faq thread and search seem messed up. Could someone tell me where a calculator for dex for max block, how to calculate it, or just how much dex you need for max with homon? thanks
     
  2. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    The formula for blocking is the following:

    Blocking % = (Shield Block% × [Dex – 15]) ÷ (CLevel × 2 )

    In which: Blocking % = The chance to actually block an attack
    Shield Block % = The chance to block displayed on a shield
    Dex = Dexterity of your character
    Clevel = The Level of your character
     
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    Kyo IncGamers Member

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    rather than muck around with the forumula u can also do it just simply by pointing the mouse over the defence field in your char screen and it should bring up a small caption calculating your current % block rate with the sheild u got.

    Kyo
     
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    ?

    But if you do that isn't that for monsters only.... just say you wanted to PK would the formula be the same?
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    The blocking formula stays accurate AFAIK.
     
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    afaik?

    Call me a noob but wats AFAIK?
     
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    AFAIK = As far as I know. It is independant on your opponent, but it drops to 1/3rd of its value when you are running (75% block will become 25% block if you run and be back at 75% when you walk or stand still. 60% will be 20% etcetera)
     
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    I find not getting hit helps a lot with chance to block.
     
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    Dragon Master- Lunar Silver Star Story is very cool. I liked Lunar2 Eternal Blue more (I have the box set) but both were fun.

    ~Kbob
     
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    Dragonmaster IncGamers Member

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    haha yeah both were good but I say 1 was better than 2 :xgrin:

    hmm ok thanks for the help guys
     
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    hmm if my meager calculations are correct, thats well over 200 dex for max block with homunculus? Thats a lot of dex for a bonemancer, is it really worth it? or would it be better to just skip dex entirely and hope the extra vit would be enough?
     
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    Ride that off + dex from gear and charms as well. Don't forget to factor those in.

    Quick check on build:

    Pure Bone: Get Block
    Pure Psn: Get Block
    Summoner: No Block
    Any Summoner Hybrid: No Block

    ~Kbob
     
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    Dragonmaster IncGamers Member

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    hmm well im pure bone (except the one point in clay golem) so I guess I will need it... Hmm how much can I hope to get through equip though? 50 at most with charms im guessing? Also, would upgrading homunculus to elite change this in any way?

    Guess ill start putting into dex

    btw, if someone could give me a precise amount of dex to max with homun (67%) at lvl 99 i would really appreciate it, my calculator seems to be pretty inaccurate
     
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    Too tired right now to do it, sorry.

    Well with shako and mara's, that cuts 7... not a big deal, but every bit helps.

    If you use Waterwalks... that is 15 more there...

    I'll think of more l8r

    ~Kbob
     
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    20 from a perfect anni charm

    Taken straight out of my guide at the top...


    Blocking:

    Total Blocking % = [Blocking x (Dexterity - 15)] / (Character Level x 2)

    To find out how much dexterity you need at a certain level with a certain shield, use this formula.

    Dex Required = {[(75 x (Level x 2)] / Shield's Block %} +15

    Round up on decimals.

    Some blocking calculations with certain shields at lvl 99:

    Stormshield: 236 Dex for 74.7% block
    Homunculus: 220 Dex for 74.5% block
    Whistan's Guard: 185 Dex for 74.7% block

    At lvl 85:

    Stormshield: 205 Dex for 74.8% block
    Homunculus: 192 Dex for 74.9% block
    Whistan's Guard: 161 Dex for 74.7% block
     
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    my 1.09 necro used catseye and raven to help with dex. raven has cannot freeze and also gives some mana, and cats gives some r/w. i dont know if its worth the trade for maras or w/e. cannot freeze however, is pretty important vs some classes.
     
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    Mad Mantis, are you a mathematician? My chemistry prof told us there are only 4 people in this world who REALLY understand quantum physics. I think you're one of them. :)
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Well my test scores seem to indicate something else. I didn't get the best grade, but I'll settle for third best.
     

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