Venom Blade Shield I am not into the game as much as some people. I like to play using the gear I find with the character. I only play closed, ladder, hardcore. Never survived passed 72. havent played in two years. So, now you know my situation, and here is my question. There is some mixed messages on how blade shield works. the 1/4 damage is only from physical right? elemental bonuses are full? Venom works fine with it? Is blade shield-venom any good? This combo is incredibly interesting to me. I want to have a character that is mostly setup.(Cast venom, blade-shield, shadow master/warrior) And from there just plays the game. side-question, does this logic make sense? Since I am going to be a cast and forget character I should use a shield. I need the defense and block and am not utilizing any of the double claw abilities. Thanks!