Calling all Guards

Brynn

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Was in emain a couple of nights ago and i want to know what im doing wrong.

Im a 50 briton paladin, buffed 303 dex, using the stonelords sheild. Got 50+14 sheild, 29+14 slash and MoB 2. I put guard and intercept on XXX. yet im standing next to them and i only ever block like 2 times mabey 3 times a fight. What am i doing wrong?
 

Fedaykin

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could be a number of things such as penalties against dual wield, bad luck, too many attackers


do some more tests first before you start worrying
 

Alithiel

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Brynn said:
using the stonelords sheild.
This is your problem. You're using a 90% qual shield with a 25% bonus. Get a Spellcrafted 99%/MP Crafted Shield enchanted with a 35% bonus and you'll see your block rate increase. A lot...
 

Brynn

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I have a MP small sheild - might harass guild crafter to make me a MP big sheild (the new ones :p). Cheers Alithiel. I will get back to you with the results :p
 

Dardamein

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Am I right if I say this:

Small shield - block one enemy
Medium shield - block two enemies
Large shield - block three enemies
 

Arindra

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Size of the shield does not appear to affect guard.

According to all testing it only affects the number of people attacking *you* that can be blocked per combat round.
 

TeaSpoon

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Arindra said:
Size of the shield does not appear to affect guard.

According to all testing it only affects the number of people attacking *you* that can be blocked per combat round.
As a Scout I've been saying that for ages, but nobody belives you :(
 

Madonion

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I have a MP large sheild if you wanna make me an offer :) as guildie i am sure we can sort something out.
 

rure

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turn, so you are facing the attackers, seems to help when I tried playing hero/paladin. might be wrong though
 

Pin

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To guard someone you need to;
1) be fairly close to the one you are guarding (don't have to be right on top of them, just fairly close);
2) have the attackers in front of you.

You can move around the attackers (chain-slamming from behind, etc), just make sure they are in front of you when they attack the person(s) you are guarding.

(And get that better shield)
 

Parlain

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TeaSpoon said:
As a Scout I've been saying that for ages, but nobody belives you :(
As a paladin I've quad blocked 3 assisting savages in the same combat round using a small shield before.

But not very often ^^

And that old chestnut continues to knock around; let people believe what they want to until they employ 3 friendly Mids, a logstat program and a buffbot to test guard theory :) (Hibs might do but Ambu got a twoll fetish :D)
 

Antedeluvian

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AND, almost all of off.tanks attacking your support are dual wielders, so halved chance to block. :(
 

Brynn

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Thought i would keep you posted about this.

Got a spellcrafted MP small sheild (to do me till TOA), and boy does it have an effect.

Thanks very much for your replys guys
 

Bracken

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Brynn said:
Thought i would keep you posted about this.

Got a spellcrafted MP small sheild (to do me till TOA), and boy does it have an effect.
Now try with an mp large shield ;)
 

Ckiller

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tests in us has confirmed that quality of shields doesnt really matter... its the bonus and lvl that does it....

i havent tested myself so cant say its true
 

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