All elite pally shields have the same average damage, 46.vortex has the max block which means u need lots of dex for max block.also,vortex has one of the worsth average damage.
Everyone can't help but think that, but in reality only the average matters. Makes no difference what the spread is, since the distribution is symmetric.Vortex is 5-87 damage, which averages out to 46. I'd say Vortex is one of the better shields for Smite damage, as it has a chance to do higher damage (and conversely an equal chance to do lower damage).
Yeah, thanks for that Blizzard. GIB NERF PLZ, YOU BASTARDS!!!Oh, and 138 strength required for an eth Vortex is nothing really. Most Smiters these days follow everyone else and use Enigma as their armour, thus fulfilling any strength woes.
Sacred Targe: 142DEF 86STR 60%BLOCK Sacred Rondache: 151DEF 109STR 58%BLOCK