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Normal Shields

  • You can only equip one shield at once.
  • Barbarians cannot dual-wield shields.
  • Shields cannot be used to attack monsters, they will do no damage.
  • Shields list Smite Damage for the Paladin which is a Paladin Combat Skill.
What do Shields Block?
Any melee attack and any ranged attack with physical damage or delivered physically, like Exploding Arrow.
How does Blocking work?
Blocking always works against physical attacks. 75% Blocking will indeed stop 75% of attacks from hitting, regardless of whether you are attacking, or standing, or whatnot. Note: that if a player is moving, the block percentage is reduced to 1/3rd of its original value. Think of it as "resist physical". The block animation will only play if you are not doing anything else.
Is there a Cap on the % Chance to Block?
Yes, 75% is max.
Is % Chance to Block Class Specific?
Yes, different classes may see different numbers.
Name Min/Max Defense Durability Strength Sockets % Block Paladin Smite Damage Type
Buckler
Buckler
4-6 12 12 1 Pal: 30%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 25%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 20%
1 to 3 Light
Small Shield
Small Shield
8-10 16 22 2 Pal: 35%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 30%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 25%
2 to 3 Light
Large Shield
Large Shield
12-14 24 34 3 Pal: 42%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 37%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 32%
2 to 4 Medium
Kite Shield
Kite Shield
16-18 30 47 3 Pal: 38%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 33%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 28%
2 to 5 Light
Spiked Shield
Spiked Shield
15-25 40 30 2 Pal: 40%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 35%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 30%
5 to 9 Light
Tower Shield
Tower Shield
22-25 60 75 3 Pal: 54%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 49%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 44%
1 to 5 Heavy
Bone Shield
Bone Shield
10-30 40 25 2 Pal: 50%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 45%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 40%
3 to 6 Light
Gothic Shield
Gothic Shield
30-35 40 60 3 Pal: 46%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 41%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 36%
2 to 6 Medium
Last updated: 2014/09/23 at 20:14
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