# Max block

#### Trake

##### Diabloii.Net Member
Max block

Can someone tell me how I found out if I have max block with holy shield, Im not sure how much I should put into dex, incase you need to know my gear:

ap enigma
shako
treks
magefist? (one with 20% fcr)
hoz
hoto
maras
2x sojs

#### Evrae Altana

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Use this formula to calculate how much dexterity you need in order to have max block.
Total Blocking = [(Blocking * (Dexterity - 15)) / (Character Level * 2)]

#### Trake

##### Diabloii.Net Member
[(Blocking * < where do I get that number? blocking rate against what?

#### emar

##### Diabloii.Net Member
Trake said:
[(Blocking * < where do I get that number? blocking rate against what?
Blocking = A total of the Blocking on all of your items. (E.g: Guardian Angel, Twitchthroe, Any Shield, Holy Shield)

The listed block on your shield. Herald of Zak has an 82% block, whereas Stormshield has 77% on a pally. You can get this figure (%block) off Arreat Summit

Then you add any + blocking modifiers on your items. For example Guardian Angel (+20%).

Here is the example listed in the Strategy Compendium:

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