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    Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:49 pm

    Ok boys and girls, lets get started!


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by strangejoy on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:54 pm

    All shields are overused, lol. Most pvp involves two types of weapons: kats and giant weapons (bkga, claymores, etc.). Shields suck against both of these weapon types (kats bleed and giant weapons break guard). The only things they don't suck against are spears and rapiers. You're better off two handing or wielding a catalyst/pyrohand/talisman in your off-hand.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Carphil on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:56 pm

    Grass crest shield overused


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by RANT on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:56 pm

    i'm gonna go with the effigy shield, it has awesome stats and imo its the best looking shield in the game, just look at that thing, it looks awesome.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:57 pm

    Funny story with big weapons.

    Everytime i get invaded by people with big weapons like the dragon tooth or the BKGA, they are naked. I think its cause they wanna be able to dodge and have decent stamina recovery speed. But i see shields all the time so i guess you make a good point lol. i hardly see people without a shield, including myself.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:59 pm

    lol the effigy shield

    NEVER see it.

    thats like waiting for megan fox and jessica alba to make a sex tape, not happening


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:59 pm

    grass crest and eagle are intensely overused (ill admit i use one)

    under used are definitely all small shields.. though i always give a tip to the crest shield, it's undervalued after you've done gwyndolin..

    and id rather jessica alba for a tape imo XD


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by aceluby on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:02 pm

    Only shields I see are Havels or Grass Crest while two handing.

    I have the crest shield, but prefer to dual wield sword + catalyst.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by RANT on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:03 pm

    BARZOHD- wrote:lol the effigy shield

    NEVER see it.

    thats like waiting for megan fox and jessica alba to make a sex tape, not happening

    ive only seen it once in the painted world against an archer, he kicked my ass, mainly cause he was so laggy but its deff one of the most underused.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Whknight on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:04 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:grass crest and eagle are intensely overused (ill admit i use one)

    under used are definitely all small shields.. though i always give a tip to the crest shield, it's undervalued after you've done gwyndolin..

    I agree with this, really annoys me. I think alot of the greatshields are fairly underused. Giants has pretty good overall reductions and I think the STR requirment was in the 30s? I know I used it alot and was quite pleased with it.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:04 pm

    lol we talk about the crest shield over use and we have a guy say he uses it. Hate mail is what i see in the future for him.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:06 pm

    i was using the balder shield for the longest time but then the silver knight shield replaced it cause it had better stats all around


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:06 pm

    lol GRASS crest shield overuse

    regular not.

    get it right silly


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by RANT on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:07 pm

    i also like the stone shield a lot, its underused because its so freaking heavy.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by JohnnyHarpoon on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:08 pm

    I actually haven't seen as many people using the Grass Crest Shield as I've seen people wearing it while 2Hing their weapon or something (myself included). It seems to almost be purely for its stamina regen.

    I think the Crest Shield is even more overused than the Grass Crest, though. That's the one pretty much 90% of turtles I meet are using, and it makes me think people have never roll-dodged a WoTG (it's not that hard)


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Blazefury on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:09 pm

    Shields are overused in general. I'm trying to play without one and dodging everything is way harder than turtling behind a shield, but I'm loving the Black Knight Great Sword and I dont see myself using one with a shield. Feels more badass two-handed.

    For now, I'm using a Grass Crest Shield on my back just for stamina regeneration.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:14 pm

    @serious_much

    GRASS crest shield

    there ya go lol


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Ser Winston on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:18 pm

    I used the Black Knight shield for the longest time. Now I have begun improving my dodging skills, and I keep a parrying dagger as a back-up.

    I see mostly Havel's shield and Grass Crest for the most part on PvP. Though I am seeing Plank shields more often all of a sudden.


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    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:21 pm

    sometimes i think im the only one that uses the blood shield maxed out

    it has 65 stability when maxed out

    has curse resistance boost

    poison resistance boost

    and bleed resistance boost

    i say its pretty good
    however i never see anyone using what i most see is eagle shield,grass crest shield and crest shield


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:27 pm

    Havels shield is to heavy and requires like 40 or 50 strength to use so i hardly see it. And i use the blood shield on my dex build so im with u Scudman_slayer. But my setup is the greatshield of atorias and the crystal ring shield


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    Post by The_Tao on Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:59 pm

    I see mostly the eagle shield in PvP. I currently use either the Iron Round Sheild (tanks BKGA) or the Blood shield (Blood shield + gargoyle Halberd = No bleed for me.)

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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:04 pm

    is that iron round shield any good?


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    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:16 pm

    it is practicly a greastshield in the form of a medium one

    (it can parry but also has the deflection of a greatshield so yeah,blocks everything)


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by BARZOHD- on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:19 pm

    I will have to check into that then. Iv always had it but never really invested in it.


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    Re: Over used shields and under used

    Post by Carphil on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:22 pm

    I like Solaire's shield, is a bit better than the Iron round fully upgraded


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