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    Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:04 am

    Ok I'm not fully aware of how many of you have been paying attention to the shields/weapons thread that has been taking place in the wiki discussion, but I feel it's important for people to know that as of tonight almost all shields, sorry I don't have sunlight yet, have been updated with full normal, lightning, magic, and fire paths. The Divine and Crystal paths should come along in a couple of weeks or so I hope, I didn't think it was possible but I've exhausted all my resources and unable to continue for awhile. However with more community support I imagine it could be done within a week ^^

    Why is this important? Because upgrading a shield along the elemental path boosts it's resistance to that by roughly 7-10% or in lightnings case around 15%, in exchange for keeping the stability at normal +0. Now that may seem a harsh trade off until you see a Fire Effigy +10 rocking 84% fire resistance on top of that 90 physical/lightning sure it's a light shield and it will have 45 stability, but that's still freaking impressive.

    Now I will say there aren't any real overpowered shields, although a Magic Giant +10 becomes somewhat of a mini Havel's with 72 magic reduction and 68 stability, but I do believe this will open up new options in shields for different situations. Want a weight 1 shield with slightly greater magic resistance than Crest, check out the Magic Warriors +10 with an amazing 84.5% magic reduction, heck Lightning +5 gives it 78%, that's pretty nifty.

    Now I'm sorry for the long wall of text and many links, I'm really excited to see the once broken and mostly unusable shield pages be fixed up and getting so much love. Please give a round of applause to Blaine and Ublug for their help in this project, and many positive votes for them also :p

    You can view the shields by clicking here!

    I forgot to mention, dashes are there to make it look nicer, that data is not missing unless it's Crystal or Divine. I do believe the Sanctus is the only one with most of this data filled out and I am unable to vouche for those paths, take it with a grain of doubt.


    Last edited by Whknight on Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:16 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Forgot to mention the dashes.)


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:37 am

    yet another reason to love the effigy shield(my fave shield in the game), i think i'll keep it at +15 though.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:42 am

    nice one Whknight, you really pulled your weight there big grin

    suppose I should start getting the weapons done again.. Got about half way through before (see off topic thread i said what i did there) and i should probably finish them off, i got lots of time now hehe silly

    edit: just went onto pages and remembered the whole +4 +9 +14 thing, i have to redo them all now.. Prostration


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by ChizFreak on Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:04 pm

    Nice job, this will help a lot of people.

    One thing, did you saw a difference in the regeneration of health the Sanctus has when it's Divine +10?


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by strangejoy on Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:09 pm

    Rock on, Whknight. Rock on.


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    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:10 pm

    Great work, shame i dont use shields.. But still good job. Bow


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Henkyona on Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:46 pm

    Whknight, good job as always, I saw the upgrade paths in-game, but never used them, or though about them really, now I know lol.

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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:06 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:Nice job, this will help a lot of people.

    One thing, did you saw a difference in the regeneration of health the Sanctus has when it's Divine +10?

    I have not done Divine or Crystal, others have put it up. My thoughts, no it wil always be 2 hp per 2 seconds.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by berkut on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:14 pm

    @Whknight: When you say you have run out of resouces do you mean you don't have the upgrade materials to do the divine and crystal paths. I might have a little bit that I could give you if that's the case.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:38 pm

    Roughly yes, however I'm on XBL and also I have a silver account now. Mostly it's the freaking green shards, annoying to farm more annoying to buy.


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    Post by berkut on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:40 pm

    Ah that is unfortunate, I have around 2 and a half million souls so I would have bought you the green shards sad


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:52 pm

    Seriously though, give a big thank you to Blaine and Ublug for their own hard work on the wiki, they put in just as much effort as me :p. If anyone else wants to help you are more than welcome to add the information in and as per in my sig the weapons need worked on also, you can follow the thread and or help out though we are on a slower pace than the shields.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by berkut on Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:01 pm

    Whknight wrote:Seriously though, give a big thank you to Blaine and Ublug for their own hard work on the wiki, they put in just as much effort as me :p. If anyone else wants to help you are more than welcome to add the information in and as per in my sig the weapons need worked on also, you can follow the thread and or help out though we are on a slower pace than the shields.

    Geez, talk about being humble silly. Thank you Blaine and Ublug for your hardwork on selflessly improving the information on the wiki for the benefit of all of us users. I cannot think of any individual who would disagree that the effort you are putting into this is impressive happy.

    @Whknight: I may be able to help gather data on the divine weapons, though not sure when.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by BLA1NE on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:10 am

    Noooo you're giving away my secret weapon! #Warrior's Round Shield silly

    I haven't used a shield in a long time, but that thing is making me reconsider, for PvP parrying purposes. 84% Magic damage reduction vs CMW and DMB? Yes please!

    Thanks for your hard work knight, all I did was get the ball rolling. winking


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:42 am

    magic warrior shield is what im using for FC right now and im gonna be using it for invasions.


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    Post by Yarxov on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:14 pm

    Maneater_Mildred wrote:Great work, shame i dont use shields.. But still good job.
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    Post by CrescentCrux on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:48 am

    Good Job for sure!

    Just looked at Gargoyles shield... 90 fire resistance?! Dear Flame lord Flann Help us all!


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:41 am

    OMG, this changes everything. I'm going to need to look at my shields now. I usually have the eagle shield for most use, with either the Crest Shield (Vs Magic) or the Black Knight Shield (vs Fire) as backups.


    If I can create magic and fire resist shields from other shields in the game, at a lighter weight, then I'm all for it.

    OMG I wonder what the Balder Shield can do while upgraded.


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    Post by befowler on Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:24 pm

    This is truly exciting. Great work!


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:33 pm

    This is inspiring me to try out my own creations. I'll try making a divine shield when I can.. but I just started my NG+, so.. it might take me a little while to get all of the stuff I need to even begin.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:46 pm

    i noticed the sunlight shield only had the reg path, i did the fire path and updated it, do you mind if i do the rest or are you doing it right now?


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    Post by berkut on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:28 pm

    Akatik wrote:This is inspiring me to try out my own creations. I'll try making a divine shield when I can.. but I just started my NG+, so.. it might take me a little while to get all of the stuff I need to even begin.

    I am currently working on updating the divine shields section of the wiki. If you could fill in the ones I don't have/confirm stats/help me in general that would be awesome big grin

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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:42 pm

    I never considered it before, but a Fire Effigy Shield might be the perfect fit for my PvP gear.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:53 pm

    fire effigy is pretty good and it looks awesome, i love it. i prefer the reg path for it though.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:55 pm

    RantFromRant wrote:fire effigy is pretty good and it looks awesome, i love it. i prefer the reg path for it though.

    It doesn't really have that good stability tho, which makes it bad for blocking. But then again, I can't really remember the last time I actually blocked something other than magic or fire in a PvP fight.


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