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Uped HOZ Question

Discussion in 'Paladin' started by Redman681, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Redman681

    Redman681 IncGamers Member

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    Uped HOZ Question

    I recently upgraded my HOZ and I gained 3 defense. It went from 481 to 484. What's the deal? The smite damage went up, but why did the defense not much up much at all? Thanks
     
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    Fongalv IncGamers Member

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    the base def of a glided shield is 144-168
    base of zakarum shield is 169-193

    not much of a boost...my guess is that urs is a low ed 1 too...
     
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    RetroStar IncGamers Member

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    Atleast you didn't get a defense drop like my friend when he upgraded it.
     
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    The only way its possible to get a defense drop i if its ethereal. Non eth will never lose def - worst case is they stay the same.
     
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    I don't believe that applies to arreat face since the EDef% gap is so big. I remember his arreat face came out with a crappier defense.
     
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    Arreats not mentioned in the thread - yes it can get lower - HoZ cannot.
    Also isn't nothing to do with the edef% but the base def.
     
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    So getting a crummy defense increase is somewhat common?
     
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    Well max you can get as increase is 72 on a perfect roll on a 200% hoz. So i guess average increase is about half that or below.
    Its not really that much - the real reason to upgrade hoz is for smite damage. If you want defense get an ethereal nonupped.
     
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    Well. I didn't mention my friend got a crappier Hoz upgrade either. Anyway.
     
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    a unique shield (such as hoz) will always spawn with the highest def + 1, (your shield was probably a 184-185% ed), but if you up it, the shield defense for the elite shield is randomly chosen from the what its variables are( in your case u had a crappy 170 probably) and thats why yours is soo low
     

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