Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Share
    avatar
    peaceful_sabre
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 133
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-03-12
    Location : England

    Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by peaceful_sabre on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:36 pm

    Im curious. does upgrading a shield really make a difference? the amount it blocks stays the say doesn't it? all i say actually changing is the stability and how much help does that do? what my question is, what do you think we would ever get out of upgrading a shield, especially 'enchanting' it
    avatar
    Gol
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 261
    Reputation : 4
    Join date : 2012-02-10

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by Gol on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:37 pm

    Yup.

    The regular path increase the stability.
    But if you chose another path it will increase the res for that element (and increase the stability too).
    avatar
    berkut
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 938
    Reputation : 29
    Join date : 2012-01-26
    Age : 28
    Location : Canada

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by berkut on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:40 pm

    Actually, enchanting a shield can be quite helpful. Check out the shield pages on the wiki and look at your favorite shields, some people put a lot of effort into updating them with some excellent stats so you should be able to see what upgrade paths are right for you happy.


    _________________
    PSN/Origin: Berkut4796
    When discussing things, always strive to be as friendly and understanding as possible. When offensive, argumentative, or vague dialogues are used, it often causes the other readers to receive negative emotions from the post, which can create a toxic thread. If we all strive to be friendly and understanding, then we can avoid hurting peoples feelings happy.
    avatar
    Whknight
    Upgrade Master
    Upgrade Master

    Posts : 1722
    Reputation : 52
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : IL

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by Whknight on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:43 pm

    Yes, normal paths increases the stability which decreases the amount of stamina gets used up when you block. Taking a shield down an elemental path increases it's resistance to that element by a varying amount at the expense of keeping stability at the base (normal+0) amount. I don't mean to hate on Gol but it does not increase stability, I know because I was one of the people that filled out the shield upgrades.

    In the case for attack type shields, say pierce for example, it funtions roughly the same as weapon upgrades so some scaling and major addtion additions.


    _________________



    I don't always bask in the sun, but when I do I am grossly incandescent!

    XBL(Silver) - Whknight009

    Swift and True! Become a member of the Helpers Brigade!

    avatar
    Gol
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 261
    Reputation : 4
    Join date : 2012-02-10

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by Gol on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:45 pm

    I was pretty sure it increased the stability too, sorry. Proper Bow
    avatar
    Whknight
    Upgrade Master
    Upgrade Master

    Posts : 1722
    Reputation : 52
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : IL

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by Whknight on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:48 pm

    On some of them I wish it did to make up for the lack of elemental buff they recieve, but on alot of them it would give too much power. Just goes to show that they actually thought about what they wanted out of them.


    _________________



    I don't always bask in the sun, but when I do I am grossly incandescent!

    XBL(Silver) - Whknight009

    Swift and True! Become a member of the Helpers Brigade!

    avatar
    befowler
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 2032
    Reputation : 188
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Sunlight Altar

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by befowler on Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:23 pm

    Yeah it makes a huge difference, one of the most informative threads I've ever read here was Whknight's shields thread. When I got my solaire sunlight fire shield +5 with 90% fire resistance I cried like a baby. A hungry, angry baby.


    _________________
    "They can be a great people, Solaire, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son."
    avatar
    GrEeNgObLiN
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1125
    Reputation : 32
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Age : 38
    Location : Belgium,Antwerpen

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:25 pm

    I never uses shield, only the grass shield but on my back


    _________________
    PSN:GrEeNgObLiN
    Say who you are before adding me.
    FC PSN 225 Heavy Edition Organizer
    Dark Souls addicted...I love our Fight Club!!!
    Fight Club Level 120 Thread
    http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t3178-fight-club-sl120-psn
    Fight Club Level 225 Thread
    http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t1472-fight-club-sl225-psn

    avatar
    sparkly-twinkly-lizard
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3627
    Reputation : 144
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 23
    Location : World 4-2 Demon Souls

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:30 pm

    i still don't get why divine shields scale with int...


    _________________
    ლ(ಠ_ಠლ) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    avatar
    berkut
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 938
    Reputation : 29
    Join date : 2012-01-26
    Age : 28
    Location : Canada

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by berkut on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:45 am

    Don't think anyone does silly


    _________________
    PSN/Origin: Berkut4796
    When discussing things, always strive to be as friendly and understanding as possible. When offensive, argumentative, or vague dialogues are used, it often causes the other readers to receive negative emotions from the post, which can create a toxic thread. If we all strive to be friendly and understanding, then we can avoid hurting peoples feelings happy.
    avatar
    GrEeNgObLiN
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1125
    Reputation : 32
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Age : 38
    Location : Belgium,Antwerpen

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by GrEeNgObLiN on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:08 am

    So whats the point? Infortunaly the grass shield regent faster stamina


    _________________
    PSN:GrEeNgObLiN
    Say who you are before adding me.
    FC PSN 225 Heavy Edition Organizer
    Dark Souls addicted...I love our Fight Club!!!
    Fight Club Level 120 Thread
    http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t3178-fight-club-sl120-psn
    Fight Club Level 225 Thread
    http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t1472-fight-club-sl225-psn

    avatar
    Forum Pirate
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 6625
    Reputation : 232
    Join date : 2012-01-30
    Age : 26
    Location : International waters

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:17 am

    Knight said everything you need to know, If you doubt him, read his title.


    _________________
    Your rules are yours
    My honor is mine.
    Perspective is everything.
    We are Exiles, and our home is Painted with the blood of trespassers.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Does upgrading a shield really make a difference?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:01 pm