Why use monarch?

tarantado

Diabloii.Net Member
Why use monarch?

I'm just curious as to why everyone suggests using a monarch shield for spirit runeword? Can't other elite shields be used, like troll nest or blade barrier? They seem to have a lower str requirement as well. Can someone explain?
 

aman

Assassin Moderator
Monarchs are pretty much the only shield that can get the needed 4 sockets

Most paladins shields can also get 4 sockets also
 

aman

Assassin Moderator
Yes

iirc there is another shield that can get 4 sockets but the strength requirements are even higher
 

Big Boss

Diabloii.Net Member
aside from have a lower str requirement, it is also a light shield. the other two that can get 4 sockets are medium (ward) and heavy (aegis)...a heavier shield should slow down your walk/run speed.
 
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