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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:06 pm

    yeah, nevermind, i was thinking before the patch, go with the fire path then.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:09 pm

    Yeah, I learned the hard way last night why a slow moving tank with a slow swinging weapon is not ideal for PvP. I got invaded by this fast rolling, fast swinging guy and he just danced in and out of my range. I got him a few times, and stun locked him but I wasn't able to finish him off completely. Instead, he got the better of me.

    So, now I'm going lighter and faster.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:51 pm

    Akatik wrote:Yeah, I learned the hard way last night why a slow moving tank with a slow swinging weapon is not ideal for PvP. I got invaded by this fast rolling, fast swinging guy and he just danced in and out of my range. I got him a few times, and stun locked him but I wasn't able to finish him off completely. Instead, he got the better of me.

    So, now I'm going lighter and faster.

    yeah, lately ive trying not to use the dwgr to stay under 25% but its hard, specially when my dgm weights 18, dex builds have a huge advantage over str in the weapon department.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:58 pm

    Not trying to hijack this thread, but the one great counter to fast rollers as a tank is Wrath of the Gods. It's quick casting and can really surprise people if you time it right. Unfortunately, I didn't have it attuned last night.

    But back on topic, I'm going with the fire effigy shield now and Black Cleric Robe with the rest of my Black Iron set. That should give me a good defense and >50% weight so I have better mobility. Still sticking with my greatswords tho.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:37 pm

    I'm not really able to play and slightly burned out, consider me on a mini vacation. If you are able to input data please do. Totally forgot to mention Emergence offed Solaire and that is why we have the regular path up ><; I'll have to go upvote him in penance.

    You only need 41 chunks to upgrade each shield to +6 leaving you with 9 left to do the rest using a method left listed on this page. For just a single shield you should only need 9 chunks.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:49 pm

    Akatik wrote:Not trying to hijack this thread, but the one great counter to fast rollers as a tank is Wrath of the Gods. It's quick casting and can really surprise people if you time it right. Unfortunately, I didn't have it attuned last night.

    But back on topic, I'm going with the fire effigy shield now and Black Cleric Robe with the rest of my Black Iron set. That should give me a good defense and >50% weight so I have better mobility. Still sticking with my greatswords tho.

    i wear the same thing on my str/fai build, it looks awesome. anyway, im gonna take over the sunlight shield, ill update it as soon as i can.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:36 pm

    Whknight wrote:You only need 41 chunks to upgrade each shield to +6 leaving you with 9 left to do the rest using a method left listed on this page. For just a single shield you should only need 9 chunks.
    ^This. Look under the "Upgrading Tips" section, in the Instructions.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by berkut on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:36 pm

    Agreed, that tip will likely make things go quicker. However, I am so close to getting the number that I need that I am hell bent on doing it (yay for being stubborn). I will definitely consider doing that for any other updates I try to do. Thank you for the information happy.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Akatik on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:31 am

    I didn't get a chance to play last night, so no updates from me.

    Let me know when you get the divine shields up. I am really interested to see the possible effects of that.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by RANT on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:44 am

    Akatik wrote:I didn't get a chance to play last night, so no updates from me.

    Let me know when you get the divine shields up. I am really interested to see the possible effects of that.

    the effigy shield protects against devine, dont know what that means though.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:27 pm

    the holy numbers on div weapons are supposed to have an effect on more than skeletons so probably nulls that.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by berkut on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:42 pm

    Might also represent the divine properties of a shield if you use them as a weapon?

    @Akatik: Should be done some of them tonight? Been busy with other things, my apologies.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:44 pm

    That's my assumption also, though I suppose an arguement could be may that it may protect against occult attacks and the invader = occult / host = divine theory.

    Also a Divine shield with a non-Divine weapon will not put down the skeletons if anyone is not aware of that.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by berkut on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:00 am

    Many of the divine shields now have the stats up, ones that are incomplete are listed in the shields pages. Some of those listed there I hope to do at a later date, though some I will not be obtaining, since they are impossible to obtain on my current (and only) playthough, or I would need to off characters that I do not want to off with my character.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:50 pm

    I'm bumping this to announce first off, divine shields do in fact scale off intellegence as weird as that may seem, and to state that crystal shall be getting worked on starting sometime next week. Hopefully by the end of this week all shields will have divine information on them, only a few remain.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:57 pm

    huh.. is the bone wheels attack any good? a divine bone wheel could be a nasty suprise.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:36 pm

    You'll have to judge for yourself, although magic appears to be better.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:57 pm

    Re-bump. Divine is now finished, all that remains is the crystal path, except Knight shield because you obtain one...


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:35 pm

    One last final bump from the grave, all shields with the exception of Iron Round and Sunlight have all of their upgrades complete. I refuse to take those two along the crystal path as I only have one of each and don't plan on getting any more, so if anyone else has or plans to please submit your information either onto the wiki or put it in the shield thread. Also Greatshield of Artorias has been dethroned as the highest stability shield, that honor now goes to Crystal Towershield +5 at 90 stability~ Sadly medium/towershield with the exception of Santus are around 20-30 durability, while Santus sits at 41. Small shields are between 5-20 in durability. You can check things out here. Thanks for the support and pay attention to the weapons thread!

    Unless there is a change I do not believe there will be any threads announcing weapons progress as much is already there, so if you want to know what's going on or help please click the link in my signature or check the wiki discussion sub forum. With this announcement this thread can finally die in peace.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by BLA1NE on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:58 pm

    Yeah but those damage reduction values--40, 75, 50-- yuck!

    Awesome work knight.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:06 pm

    bonewheel shield r2 ftw! where do i look up your newely posted info? on the wiki or is it in a weird link? i ask cause i wanna know what kind of bone wheel shield would be best for my next gravelord toon. (attack wise)


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:08 pm

    To be fair it's about the same as Artorias, the only difference really is durability, would you rather have a shield with 600 at 88 or at 25 with 90? Would certainly make the east grain ring useful.

    It's all on the wiki, click the orange 'here' for a link to the shields.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:14 pm

    what orange "here"


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by Whknight on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:16 pm

    here.

    Was in the post above Blaines, orange means it's a linked word, you can place your mouse above it to see where it leads to.


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    Re: Hurrah for Shields!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:31 pm

    gotcha, divine or lightining seem to be the way to go...


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