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What to do with Storm Shield

Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by Locke07, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Locke07

    Locke07 IncGamers Member

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    What to do with Storm Shield

    I have decided to use Storm Shield on my Lightning Sorceress.

    Yet I was puzzled as to what to do to deal with it's high costs in both strength to use an dex to obtain max block.

    Torn between the viablity of a hel run to reduce it's massive strength requirement or the common eld rune to up it's already High chance to block, I ran the numbers and the verdict is.

    67 Chance to Block = 206 dex required at Character level 85
    72 Chance to Block with eld = 193 Dex required at Character level 85
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    A difference of 13 stat points.

    Comparing that to the meager returns on a hel rune the obvious chioce is eassy.

    The strength required to carry SS drops to 133 from 156, making a stat savings of 23.

    Worth it? The only problem is you loose your socket chance for an UM rune if you are inclined to do that.
     
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    Re: What to do with Storm Shield

    I used it both ways. With Pdiamond and with a Hel.

    Honestly, the health difference was so low that it didn't bother me and was easily countered with some charm swaps.

    Just don't forget to bug it on. :)
     
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    Re: What to do with Storm Shield

    -15req/resist jewel? best of both but less the effect of each
     
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    Re: What to do with Storm Shield

    Yes definitely don't forget to bug it on, it has 30 str as a bonus IIRC, so you only need 126 to get it on.

    I personally, would go Eld, as the str with decent items isn't to much a problem. If you go say spirit for any reason (bo switch or the likes) then str really isn't a problem.

    It also depends on what she is for, HC or SC, ES or no ES, etc. More details could help.
     
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    Re: What to do with Storm Shield

    I am going to use the SS on my Lightning Sorceress whose only occupation is to run the key spots.

    I planed on going max block for some time now and I had been debating between SS and Whistans Guard.

    The only problem I see with "Bugging" it on. Is the fact that if you die you have to "re-Bug" however, I completely forgot about that- something I will take into consideration.
     
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    Re: What to do with Storm Shield

    I wouldn't bother with bugging it, in the end you may gain 60 life, but come on!
     
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    Re: What to do with Storm Shield

    Normally I would be against "Bugging" the item. However, since SS will be the highest strength requirement item I would own, plus it provides a huge increase to strength; it makes the bugging prospect seem more attractive.

    Instead of 133 strength I could get by with 126 and still have a socket open for a P Diamond or UM rune.
     

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