PvP Hammerdin shield? Normally I would go with the herald, the fact that it has such a high blocking % makes it the winner for me. Unfortunately I screwed my hammerdin up (didn't take bonuses into account) and gave him too much strength and dexterity, so the winning factor of the herald is irrelevant now. Herald . better defense . better damage (+2 combat) . can socket with a ber to take me up to 49% DR Spirit . better resistances . fcr will allow me to get to the 125% break point . 55% faster hit recovery . +3-8 magic absorb (unsure how much that will help in general) I consider the heralds strength bonus to be irrelevant and the mana boost from the spirit. (also the fbr from the herald becasue I can't see myself getting past the 86% breakpoint) The fcr will more than make up for the heralds damage increase (by a little bit) I'm still swinging towards The herald though, mainly because I am loathe to give up 8% dr. What would you guys do?