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Splendor Shield w/Sorc & CTB% query

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Shaven Monkee, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Shaven Monkee

    Shaven Monkee IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
  2. lonnie913

    lonnie913 IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
  3. Shaven Monkee

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    Thanks for the info.

    I do still wanna go with a Splendor.

    What shield would be suggested for a Splendor?
     
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    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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