What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

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    What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Automancer on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:52 am

    As stated in the title, which fully upgraded shield has the best overall magic def? I heard that the Warrior's round shield has the best? Don't quote me on that.
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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Carphil on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:57 am

    The crest shield, 80% magic defense.

    But there are other small shields options, if you feel confortable about only blocking magic and not phisical attacks. Another thing is that small shields burn too much stamina to block

    the cracked round shield and the warrior round shield are good examples. The Effigy shield has great elemental defense as well.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Automancer on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:05 am

    Oh, whoops, i meant to say besides the Crest Shield. The Red White shield saved me many times against the Four Kings when i forgot to bring along my Crest Shield.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by ublug on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:13 am

    A +10 magic upgraded warriors round shield has 84,5 magic reduction. For some reason this shield gets a higher magic reduction than the other wooden round shields when upgraded to magic (+30% vs +20% increase over base stats).
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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Emergence on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:17 am

    These are all your options if you are looking to browse:

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Shields


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:10 pm

    the only use for the crystal ring shield nowadays... 90% block.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Automancer on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:23 pm

    Ah. yes! I completely forgot about the Crystal RIng Shield since it couldn't parry.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by RANT on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:36 pm

    The warrior shield is pretty good for reg sorceress but if the dark sorceries destroy the crest shield you're better off dodging the dark ones.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by WyrmHero on Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:50 pm

    I tried blocking pursuers with my dark hand. I get tons of damage because of the low stability -> high breaking guard ability of the spell.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:28 pm

    you could go dark hand, weighs almost nothing, can parry and is 80% all around. good vs. magic gankers in my opinion.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by lordgodofhell on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:06 pm

    Any shield that has strong magic shield on it winking


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Automancer on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:41 am

    lordgodofhell wrote:Any shield that has strong magic shield on it winking

    Strong Magic Shield only works for a couple of seconds, like 20? Not really worth an att slot.
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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Icegodzilla on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:54 am

    yeah i was disappointed by that spell. if it lasted longer it would be awsome


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:09 am

    I recommend dodging rather than blocking magic. The more powerful spells, such as Dark bead, Pursuers, and Crystal Soul Spear, may do significant damage through the shield depending on the setup of the enemy mage. Furthermore, the shield may be knocked away by Dark Magic such as Pursuers and Dark Bead. The Crest shield is a very good option for blocking WoTG though. That has a much more consistent (and lower) damage across builds.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by somnam on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:46 am

    Against an armory of magic, someone who uses nothing else, a stone great shield will absorb 80% of the damage with lasting stability.
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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by Automancer on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:20 am

    somnam wrote:Against an armory of magic, someone who uses nothing else, a stone great shield will absorb 80% of the damage with lasting stability.

    As a tank myself, i know how deadly the Stone Greatshield is.
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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by WandererReece on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:37 am

    Automancer wrote:
    lordgodofhell wrote:Any shield that has strong magic shield on it winking

    Strong Magic Shield only works for a couple of seconds, like 20? Not really worth an att slot.

    I wish it lasted that long.

    Also, GMB could be considered a shield, because it shields you from magic. Force is supposed to deflect sorceries, but I haven't tried it yet.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by lordgodofhell on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:11 pm

    Strong Magic shield lasts 25 seconds, and 40 with lingering ring. Long enough to get ahead with any magic dmg or guard breaking bosses.

    For pvp it is less useful but turning a buckler into a havels great shield for 40 seconds sure does feel great!


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by WandererReece on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:16 pm

    lordgodofhell wrote:Strong Magic shield lasts 25 seconds.

    Really? I thought it was shorter. Does the time increase with magic adjustment?


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by lordgodofhell on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:25 pm

    WandererReece wrote:
    lordgodofhell wrote:Strong Magic shield lasts 25 seconds.

    Really? I thought it was shorter. Does the time increase with magic adjustment?

    15 seconds youre correct.


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    Re: What small or standard shield do you use against magic?

    Post by WandererReece on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:29 pm

    lordgodofhell wrote:
    WandererReece wrote:
    lordgodofhell wrote:Strong Magic shield lasts 25 seconds.

    Really? I thought it was shorter. Does the time increase with magic adjustment?

    15 seconds youre correct.

    That explains why it was crap when I used it.


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