What's the best %100 physical block shield?

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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Mon May 14, 2012 3:05 pm

    FruitPunchNinja wrote:well the shield with the best deff is havels shield. its just unpractical.

    That entirely depends on build. I'm having a ton of success with it currently. Works great in combination with a dragonoid build.
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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon May 14, 2012 5:36 pm

    PlasticandRage wrote:
    FruitPunchNinja wrote:well the shield with the best deff is havels shield. its just unpractical.

    That entirely depends on build. I'm having a ton of success with it currently. Works great in combination with a dragonoid build.
    No, no. If you directly answer the question, then http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXk5ru5gJQM .

    Of course "the best" anything in Dark Souls depends on a lot of factors. But if the question is simply "what is the best 100% phys block shield" then the answer is unquestionably Havel's.

    Although, if you take into account post #6, then Havel's is no longer the correct answer.


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Mon May 14, 2012 6:57 pm

    No, I meant it being impractical depends entirely on build, not it having the best defense.


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by Dubscythe on Mon May 14, 2012 7:15 pm

    Again, thanks for all the posts guys, if any of you can hop into this thread ( http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t5511-build-advice ) I would greatly appreciate it.


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by Carphil on Mon May 14, 2012 7:19 pm

    If you're not looking for magic or fire or lightning defense, the best shield is Solaire's shield, followed by Iron Round Shield. Both are medium, has a huge stability and can parry. I don't know why the heater shield is easier to parry, the animation looks so similar in every medium shield. Anyway...


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by Buggy Virus on Mon May 14, 2012 8:04 pm

    Silver Knight has the highest medium stability.

    Tower shield has the highest stability for a shield with the weight of 3.

    Heater shield is the lightest, although you can go with the wooden shield with 93% physical and 1.5 weight.


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by lordgodofhell on Tue May 15, 2012 1:30 am


    Ya run into alot of lightning user pvpers so effigy shield maxed should do ya good for parrying. I like its looks too. Or any of the shields in the game really lol


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Tue May 15, 2012 12:48 pm

    Carphil wrote:If you're not looking for magic or fire or lightning defense, the best shield is Solaire's shield, followed by Iron Round Shield. Both are medium, has a huge stability and can parry. I don't know why the heater shield is easier to parry, the animation looks so similar in every medium shield. Anyway...

    I've never really tried either of these. Started to use the Iron Round Shield a couple of times but always been told that it didn't upgrade to be nearly as good as a lot of other stuff. I'm going to get on that.
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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue May 15, 2012 1:06 pm

    ^Some people just can't seem to grasp the concept of balance... I'm not talking about you, but about those who say the Iron Round Shield doesn't upgrade as well. Almost every piece of equipment in Dark Souls is balanced for pros and cons. If something has a con, most of the time, it has a pro. In this case, the Iron Round Shield's con is that it doesn't upgrade as well. So what's its pro? It has the same deflection type as a greatshield, and it can parry. It's the only shield in the game that can do that. But anyone who discards it just because its stability doesn't go as high, they're missing out on one hell of a pro.

    (Also, people put way too much focus on stability. How many hits are they looking to block?)


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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by User on Tue May 15, 2012 1:09 pm

    IMO, the best shield is not even 100% block...

    its the skull lantern. There, I said it.

    The Cons? It sucks as a shield.

    The Pros? Getting beaten by a guy who has it equipped and smacks you with it form time to time brings a whole new meaning of humiliation. Plus, since I am missing a head, I need to see clearly, now do I?

    lol

    Of all seriousness, the 100% block shield I prefer is the Balder Shield. Its looks appeal me, its resistance not so well, its stability is good for a medium shield (compared to most), and it makes my guys look badass.
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    Re: What's the best %100 physical block shield?

    Post by PlasticandRage on Tue May 15, 2012 1:29 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:^Some people just can't seem to grasp the concept of balance... I'm not talking about you, but about those who say the Iron Round Shield doesn't upgrade as well. Almost every piece of equipment in Dark Souls is balanced for pros and cons. If something has a con, most of the time, it has a pro. In this case, the Iron Round Shield's con is that it doesn't upgrade as well. So what's its pro? It has the same deflection type as a greatshield, and it can parry. It's the only shield in the game that can do that. But anyone who discards it just because its stability doesn't go as high, they're missing out on one hell of a pro.

    (Also, people put way too much focus on stability. How many hits are they looking to block?)

    I totally agree, stability can be awesome depending on what you're doing though. My Havel's GS build, for example, high stability = strings of Leo Ring counters

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