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Max Block...

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by TheNewGui, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. TheNewGui

    TheNewGui Diabloii.Net Member

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    Max Block...

    So everybody always says "You NEED max block for this character"
    "If you're going to do ___, you NEED max block"

    Well I for one would like to know this.

    HOW do you know if you achieve max block??

    Maybe I have a 50% chance to block baal and a 75% chance to block diablo...

    I would like to know... thanks.
     
  2. Shanksie1337

    Shanksie1337 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Max Block...

    :welcome: to the forums

    Just hover your mouse over the "defence" value on your character screen and that will give you your chance to block %.
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    Thanks for the welcome.

    But I already know that, however my block is different against different monsters...?


     
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    Re: Max Block...

    Nope. Your block is dependant on the block on your shield, whether you're wearing guardian angel/twitchthroe or not, if you have holy shield active (and which level it is), and your dexterity.

    You have as big of a chance to block a hit from a fallen in act 1 as you do from Baal.
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    so if my shield is 60% chance to block how do i make sure i have max block?


     
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    Re: Max Block...

    Ignore what the shield says, for once the lying character screen (LCS) is the place to check - as per my initial post :).

    In simple terms (for my benefit, not yours) your chance to block = shield block + dex, and so looking at the shield isn't the full picture, the LCS includes the dex.
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    Working Block Calculator

    Sass over at the Assassin forums showed me this. Block chance doesn't change for various mobs, it's entirely based on your character's level, amount of dex, shield type and increased chance of blocking.
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    So the LCS is... lying?
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    No it isn't, but the calculator makes it much easier to plan in advance (rather than churning formulae yourself or simulating in hero editor).
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    *Edit: Sorry, all engines are not at full capacity.
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    woah, why does the block rate go down as my level goes up? every time i level i have to keep putting more points into dexterity?
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    It's the game design. Also be aware that different classes have different base block values.
     
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    Re: Max Block...

    Because of the formula - yes. Unless you alot for the additional dex needed beforehand, you will need to add dex as you level. There are max block calculators to help as well.
     

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