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    Favorite Shields

    Post by Gods_Twilight on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:06 pm

    So what is your favorite shield? Are you more defensive or offensive? Do you even need one?

    As a more offensive player who doesn't block that much I personally love the small leather shield, weighs 0.5, has the fast parry and the same stability as the bucklers with almost no requirement to wield, pretty much on all of my builds now.

    The fire effigy shield is really good too, once it's maxed out it ends up with 90 physical, 90 lightning and 84 fire resist which is pretty amazing for a light shield, though the faith requirement can be a hindrance.



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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by densetsushun on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:46 pm

    Silver Knight Shield has to be my favorite if not for the 5 point weight, it has some pretty balanced out defenses and the best stability of medium shields.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Anchises on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:57 pm

    I've used the parrying dagger for a while and now I'm using the target shield for the first time since I'm used to the parry frames. It's a pretty fun pvp shield since you can be more forgiving with your timing.

    The dragon crest shield is probably my favorite. My main toon is a dragon eye invader so I like to keep the dragon theme going.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Brigade on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:04 pm

    Grass Crest. Never leave home without it.
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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Zeta Prime on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:23 pm

    Iv always loved the heater shield ever since i got wrecked by the crestfallen warrior. It's got the 100% physical reduction and the blue matches all of the crestfallen warriors gear. The dark hand is also really cool, it makes me feel like a wizard. gonna throw stone great shield in as my fav big shield.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by mugenis4real on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:27 pm

    I don't use shields anymore, that way I can maximize my casting power.
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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:55 pm

    I normally use the crest shield in PVP, however I'm trying to get used to the fast parry on the buckler might just move to the small leather shield now that I think about it.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:47 pm

    The only shield I've used is the Dark Hand when I first started to PvP, but I don't use one anymore.

    My favorite shield is my weapon when two-handed.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Dutchy on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:51 pm

    I've recently discovered the greatness of the heater sheild. 56 stability from start and it's light as a feather, 100% Phys reduction and not too shabby in the other stats.


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    Post by Paragon on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:59 pm

    In most scenarios i would say the silver knight shield is my favorite. When Im invading I always try to bring the Crest shield because it helps deal with mages and clerics. The 95% resistance to fire on the Black knight shield paired with its high stability makes it excellent for fighting strength/pyro builds. The bloodshield is the best for fighting opponents with bleed weapons while still having good fire resistance. The buff given by the GCS is fantastic for my dex characters.

    Ultimately like I said it depends on the situation but other than the shields listed here i pretty much don't bother with any other shields.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by reim0027 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:47 pm

    For PvP, it depends on the weight. Heater is usually the best all around shield for its weight. Crest is my next favorite. If I'm using a heavy weapon, then Grass Crest is the way to go.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Animaaal on Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:14 pm

    -Darkhand
    Its knockback ability is op for pvp.

    -Heater
    Awesome for its weight.

    -Effigy
    Great if you have some faith. It also kinda looks like you smacked Manus in the face with it.

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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:22 pm

    1. Heater Shield: 100% physical defense and low weight.

    2. Grass Crest: Normal parry speed is a little slow for my taste but the stamina regen bonus is nice.

    3. Dark Hand: I use this when I need to drop weight. Effective but I like having the ability to setup parry.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by xenon_nobelium on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:26 pm

    dark hand imo, 80phys is not that bad and 80/80/80 for elemental is fantastic. the main drawback is the stability but you can still block all weapons @ 40end (at least 1 hit ^^). i have it on almost all my guys, runner up being heather and crest.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by grossemesser on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:33 pm

    Spider shield, but that is just because I like the way it looks. It is really not a bad shield and handles poison arrows better than the average shield.

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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by User1 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:36 pm

    Target Shield. I can land some sweet ripostes with this little destroyer in my hand.
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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by LordTransvalence on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:04 pm

    Great sheild of artorias is great. Great stabillity and with high endurance in-penetrable


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by messremb on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:09 pm

    Use various shields for certain situations, but my faves to use (and make builds around!) have to be Target, Effigy, and the overall efficiency of the Silver Knight. Just starting really using the Parrying Dagger though for my Pardoner character, and despite mostly getting my *** handed to me in PvP (well, invaders in Sen's mostly as a white), its still pretty fun when I do actually land a devastating parry.

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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by FullSpe3D on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 pm

    Shields are for casuls.

    On topic: Effigy Shield or Silver Knight Shield.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Jodecho on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:19 pm

    stat wise i have to say Heater Shield, but damn that thing is UGLY.

    if im going for looks i have to say Blood Shield.

    i dont use heavy or light shields though as im getting better w/ my parry times with lag (miniscuely) ive been thinking about going with a light shield, but then i gotta learn timing all over again so we will just have to wait and see.
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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:40 pm

    Grass Crest is probably my most used, not neccesarily my favorite.

    My favorite has to be the Heater Shield, it may not look amazing, but it performs admirably in almost every respect.



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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by Nybbles on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:11 pm

    dark hand sees use on all my builds at one time or another

    i also use the target shield frequently, no particular reason, i just like it

    i use the blood shield on my dragon build for extra resistances

    the grass crest for those builds that use 2H weapons … swing batter batter!

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    Post by NPCWhiteMage on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:41 pm

    Let it be said here and now I am a huge sucker for Havel's gear: his shield being no exception.

    Other than that my favorite shield is the cutting edge of my washing pole and the vicious offense I bring to the fight. To use a shield is to admit weakness.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by RANT on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:51 pm

    Effigy shield, sucks that you need faith to use it if not I would use it in all my builds.


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    Re: Favorite Shields

    Post by lordgodofhell on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:22 pm

    Small Leather shield is the best shield in this game for pvp. It has the fastest recovery time after attempting the parry above all shields. See its wiki page for its full usefulness and check HellsServants stream if you want to see how OP it is.

    Now I get why everyone likes the other shields in this game. I honestly feel that after you're done with those, you will begin to realize all you need is the small leather. Idk, do what you want but realize riposte deals the highest amount of melee dmg, so becoming comfortable with parries is important. This shield was made for parrying. Beats Target and Buckler in speed of parry, recovery time, and weight.


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