Why the Knight shield?

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    Why the Knight shield?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:25 pm

    I've seen plenty of people using this shield. Short answer: it sucks. 5.5 units of weight I think, and not much protection.

    Why not spend 1k and pick up the heater shield? Or use the wood shield?

    Early game, weight is a precious commodity, and I don't understand why people use it.

    This is on the XBox 360, so anyone want to chime in?

    The only thing I can think of is if they start with a bad shield (pyro) and want a free, 100% protection shield. But to me, its worth spending the money to get the heater shield, as you can farm 500+ souls very fast from going up to the bridge. Probably takes about 60 seconds of time to get the heater shield.

    Anyways... would love to have it explained! (If there is an explanation, which I doubt).
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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:29 pm

    Noobs who are struggling with the beginning portion of the game come upon this shield and switch to it simply because it LOOKS like it's a better shield than the one they had.


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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by oregonav8r on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:37 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:Noobs who are struggling with the beginning portion of the game come upon this shield and switch to it simply because it LOOKS like it's a better shield than the one they had.

    Pretty much what I did, lol.
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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by RANT on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:45 pm

    Cause it looks kinds cool, I use it sometimes for pvp if I wanna look knightly.


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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by SunlightCrusader on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:50 pm

    What I don't get is sometimes I see what appear to be serious players using it. That always struck me as odd. Personally I have never used it.


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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by Juutas on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:55 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:Cause it looks kinds cool, I use it sometimes for pvp if I wanna look knightly.

    This. It's mainly used for swag.


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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by Phantasmio on Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:57 pm

    +1 for swag.
    Knight shield + naked character is ultimate swag.


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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:48 pm

    does it have a higher deflection rate than other shields? (weapon bounce effect?)


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    Re: Why the Knight shield?

    Post by Azran on Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:55 pm

    It's a trap, honestly. Kind of like the Drake Sword. I love invading the occasional Drake Sword/Knight Shield combo in the Depths. silly


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