Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

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    Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by bopjo1 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:34 pm

    I would like to use this as a shield but the stability is a mere 30! Is there a way to upgrade it or are you stuck with it as-is?

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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:41 pm

    Well, it only weighs 0.5, and has 80% resistance against all types of elemental damage (almost as good as Havels).

    No, you can't upgrade it. It's actually quite good the way it is.


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by ssss_2_is_pwnage on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:44 pm

    It's my favorite shields for an account that never blocks, second to Heater's shield if the account ever does block. Honestly, it's OP the way it is imo XD If you want an "upgraded" version, use the clensing greatshield. It's close enough, but it's weight is much much much higher


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:22 pm

    I use it all the time, one of the best options for light weight shields if you don't plan on blocking or turtling much .If you level up in the darkwraith covenant it actually increases the amount of humanity the dark hand steals when you use its grab attack.
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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by lonewolf on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:42 pm

    you can use magic shield on it, wierd and probably has no effect
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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:43 pm

    yea it does have an effect, it is almost impossible to even tell it is active though.
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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by lonewolf on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:45 pm

    btw if you use a spear and the hand thr shield animation dissepear and you have no shield


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:47 pm

    Interesting... might be good for PvP... Greater Magic shield really buffs the stability of a shield. Could make for a good surprise on someone trying to break guard. Have to remember to experiment with this...


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by lonewolf on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:53 pm

    IV_Mark_VI wrote:Interesting... might be good for PvP... Greater Magic shield really buffs the stability of a shield. Could make for a good surprise on someone trying to break guard. Have to remember to experiment with this...
    i am sertain that i have met you in the forrest on some ocation my xbox is lone wolf 986 and my main caracter is a aota build of artorias with the dark hand and the dark hand makes wepon buffs and elemental damage almost dissepear.


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by Hellion7776 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:46 am

    I find this shield AMAZING on its own. No need to upgrade it. It catches magic spells perfectly without knocking you back. I use it all the time when fighting 4Kings.


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:53 am

    I think bigger magic attacks might knock the shield down, and it can take at least one hit from a decently heavy weapon if you have good stamina, but it's good for parries, especially setup parries as people will try to knock the shield down in PvP. It's also useful for blocking a single hit from a buffed Dex weapon then rolling away.


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by Hellion7776 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:29 am

    Ghadis_God wrote:I think bigger magic attacks might knock the shield down

    It does, but does not stagger you. So you just put it right back up instantly.


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:46 am

    the dark shield is completely invisible when wearing the fog ring!


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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by SlakeMoth on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:20 am

    bopjo1 wrote:I would like to use this as a shield but the stability is a mere 30! Is there a way to upgrade it or are you stuck with it as-is?

    What shield are we talking about here? Is it the thing the Darkwraiths drop, the Darkhand? If so, I didn't know it was a shield. I thought it was just some gizmo. :oops:
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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by Siegfried. on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:40 am

    That's the one. If you use it in the off hand, it functions as a shield rather than a fist weapon. Really context-sensitive shield, though; it has both low stability and an 80% physical damage reduction, but also an 80% reduction on all other damage types. It's all good stuff if you're more of an aggressive player who intends to use their shield as an "Oh Christ" backup tool, but if you're looking for a solid, primary defense mechanism, it's pretty forgettable.

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    Re: Dark Hand Shield - upgradeable?

    Post by Hellion7776 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:13 am

    I was watching EpicNameBro's Video on the Leo ring. It has a really nice combo with the hand and ring. I wont spoil it, but it might be worth a look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X34Txlcgrlo


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