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Boxer1
19-06-2004, 00:20
Do all chars have a 75% chance to block or is it max at what the shield says?

For example, for druids, the max % block on a SS is 67% but when you look at your char stat screen, you can get block up to 75%... anyone know what the % block cap is? and do all chars have the same 75% cap or is it limited to what the shield is showing?

Duelskull2
19-06-2004, 00:42
All characters can achieve up to 75% block. The shield block is just how much the shield will block with - which helps decide how much dex is need for max block. Increasing dex ups your block. It can not go past 75% however.

Boxer1
19-06-2004, 00:54
All characters can achieve up to 75% block. The shield block is just how much the shield will block with - which helps decide how much dex is need for max block. Increasing dex ups your block. It can not go past 75% however.

sorry i dont quite understand what you mean by "the shield block is just how much the shield will block with"

if the shield block is how much the shield will block with, why bother getting 75% block on a shield that's showing only 67% block?

TheCerberus
19-06-2004, 01:36
The shield % is like a base to work from. However, as you lvl up, you have to add dex to keep that % up. Like it says 67%, but depending on the character's lvl and dex lvl it can change. It's just a base to work with.

Boxer1
19-06-2004, 02:40
this is hard to explain...

i know you have to put more dex in as you lvl up to get max block... what i was trying to ask was this - is there a point to put enough dex to get 75% block if the shield's max block is only 67% (i.e. ss on a druid)

another way to ask the question would be... if i use ss on a barb (ss block on barb is 69%) is it pointless to get 75% block since ss max on barb is only 69?

19-06-2004, 02:46
NO! getting 75% block is never pointless!

there's a formula that the bnet server uses to caclculate how much your char blocks, the number on the shield is just another plug-in for that formula, other plug-ins for it include your dex and char lvl, so just completely ignore what it says on the shield when figuring out what your blockign % is.

The real answer is in the screen when you press "a" and then hover your cursor over the "defense" button, as long as that says 75% chance to block then you're all set.

Hope i could help!

Boxer1
19-06-2004, 02:53
hehe thanks for clearing that up =]

thx to everyone else as well, i just got confused