What's shield stability all about?

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    What's shield stability all about?

    Post by Baiulus on Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:41 pm

    I know it has to do with how well you can keep your stance, but what's the difference number-wise?

    What exactly makes the Grass Crest Shield's 63 stability worse than the Silver Knight Shield's 76 in a practical sense?


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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by DigitaLinsanitY on Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:50 pm

    I think stability is directly related to how much stamina is drained when you block a hit.
    I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me can give you some math behind it.
    Not sure how in depth it's covered... but the shield section in this wiki might have more info.

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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by ublug on Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:51 pm

    Each attack you block will consume stamina, higher stability equals less stamina lost. For some heavy attacks (especially at low levels) the difference between 63 and 76 could be the deciding factor to leave you standing on your feet after a block.
    The stamina cunsumption ability of weapons will also be increased by upgrading them.
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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by Heroez Blade on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:45 pm

    I think it determines how well you can block an attack and maintain good stamina, which was mentioned above. I think that grass crest is still good because of its fast stamina recovery power.


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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by DoughGuy on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:47 pm

    Interestingly if you 2 hand Havel's shield and block you take no stamina drain. At all. Your regen will pause when you get hit but there is no loss.


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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by ICEFANG on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:47 pm

    I'm pretty sure its a percent, as in 63 stability, your shield will absorb 63% of the attack, and the other 37% (which isn't the same value if you got hit), your stamina takes. I'm not sure, but I think its a solid way to think about it.

    The highest stability is a Crystal Tower Shield (I'm pretty sure, I never make those stupid crystal weapons) at 90. If you two hand it I bet you gain stamina back when you block silly


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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by DoughGuy on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:50 pm

    I dont think it is a percent. Think about an attack that does 500 dmg. You block with a 100% shield with 52 stab. You dont take nearly 250 stamina drain. I think its based on weapon percentage (the stamina drained) and then the percentage is applied to that. So GS might deal 100 while UGS does 150.


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    Re: What's shield stability all about?

    Post by ICEFANG on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:10 pm

    Yeah that's why I said, its not an HP hit, you'd get hit for 500 (minus defense), but if shields worked just like that, a shield would have trouble blocking more than one attack.


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