Splendor Shield w/Sorc & CTB% query

Shaven Monkee

Diabloii.Net Member
Splendor Shield w/Sorc & CTB% query

I am making a Meteorb Sorc.
I dig max block, so I have gone that route. I am using a Viscertuant

(Eld)as my main shield and a Whistans on switch with my Baba.
The whistans is the only other shield I have worth a hoot.
The char is gonna 95 base Str and 105 enhanced Str from Travs.

I want to make a Splendor. I would like to have as good as block

possible with it. I have researched on the Arreat's site and the

"white" shield w/highest block% AND falls within my Str level is a

Tower Shield.

It has a 44% CTB w/Sorc and requires only 75 Str.

The Hyperion also has 44% CTB w/Sorc and requires 127.

I am unwilling to put more stat pts into Str or load my char down

w/Str charms.

This will be truely for personal use and most likely will not be

traded away BUT I still do value the opinion of this community and I

ask for it's voice now.

Thanks for readin.
 

lonnie913

Diabloii.Net Member
splendor has no increased chance of blocking so it would take a whole lot of dexterity to get max block. here are some numbers:

lvl 80, w/ viscertuant (upped)
72% ctb + 182 dex = max block

lvl 80, w/ tower shield
44% ctb + 288 dex = max block

thats 106 dexterity. OUCH. well i guess its not THAT bad, its only 212 life.

with 44% ctb shield and 182 dex you get 45% chance to block.

i dont see why you should use splendor anyway. if you want skills and fcr go with lidless wall. if you want magic find go with rhyme. and visceratuant is a perfectly good shield too.
 

lonnie913

Diabloii.Net Member
one with low requirements. if you have enough strength to choose from many shields, then go with the one you think looks the coolest. i personally think the large shield/scutum/hyperion series looks best in game. just me though...
 
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