PvM Hammerdin Shield: HoZ (with a pDiamond) or Spirit (35% base resist)? What are people's thoughts on which PvM hammerdin shield to use? Keep in mind that I plan on obtaining max block regardless of which shield I choose as I already have about 110 dex points invested. Herald Of Zakarum with A PDiamond Defense: 422-507 Chance To Block: 82% 30% Increased Chance Of Blocking 30% Faster Block Rate 20% Bonus To Attack Rating +20 To Strength +20 To Vitality +69% Resist All +2 To Paladin Skill Levels +2 To Combat Skills Elite Paladin on 35% Resist All Spirit Shield Defense: 126-225 Chance To Block: 51-60% +2 To All Skills +25-35% Faster Cast Rate +55% Faster Hit Recovery +250 Defense Vs. Missile +22 To Vitality +89-112 To Mana Cold Resist +35% Lightning Resist +35% Poison Resist +35% +3-8 Magic Absorb Attacker Takes Damage of 14 35% Resist All Strength bonuses are unimportant as I've already invested all the strength I need. Increased defense of HoZ is more or less offset by increased defense vs. missile of spirit. Soooooo.... Comparison from HoZ Point of View Advantages: +25% chance to block +30% faster block rate +2 combat skills +35% fire resist Disadvantages: -30% FCR -50% FHR -100 mana I guess I'm finding it hard to choose because the 25% chance to block and 30% FBR seem to more or less offset the 50% FHR. Similarly, the +2 combat skills more or less offsets the 30% FCR. Anything I'm missing when making this choice?