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Scepters | Spears | Staves | Swords | Throwing | Wands



Exceptional Shields
(Normal Shields | Unique Shields)

Shields are an excellent way to increase one's defense in combat. The holy Paladins of Zakarum are even said to use them as weapons. Wielding a shield increases your character's defensive rating. Additionally, some shields can completely block an attack. Only Barbarians may wield both a shield and a two-handed weapon.

You can only equip one shield at once.

Barbarians cannot dual-wield shields.

Shields cannot be used to attack monsters, they will do no damage.

Shields list Smite Damage for the Paladin which is a Paladin Combat Skill.

What do Shields Block?
Any melee attack and any ranged attack with physical damage or delivered physically, like Exploding Arrow.

How does Blocking work?
Blocking always works against physical attacks. 75% Blocking will indeed stop 75% of attacks from hitting, regardless of whether you are attacking, or standing, or whatnot. Note: that if a player is moving, the block percentage is reduced to 1/3rd of its original value. Think of it as "resist physical". The block animation will only play if you are not doing anything else. For more information go here.

Is there a Cap on the % Chance to Block?
Yes, 75% is max.

Is % Chance to Block Class Specific?
Yes, different classes may see different numbers.

  Min/Max Defense Level Requirement Min Strength % Block Durability Sockets Paladin Smite Damage Type Quality Level

Defender
41-49 22 38 [10]
Pal: 40%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 35%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 30%
12 1 8 to 12 Light 34

Round Shield
47-55 25 53 [12]
Pal: 42%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 37%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 32%
16 2 7 to 14 Light 37

Scutum
53-61 25 71 [14]
Pal: 44%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 39%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 34%
24 3 11 to 15 Medium 42

Deagon Shield
59-67 25 91 [18]
Pal: 48%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 43%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 38%
30 3 15 to 24 Light 45

Barbed Shield
68-78 25 65 [17]
Pal: 47%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 42%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 37%
40 2 18 to 35 Light 42

Tower Shield
68-78 25 133 [24]
Pal: 54%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 49%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 44%
60 3 10 to 17 Heavy 50

Grim Shield
50-151 25 58 [20]
Pal: 50%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 45%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 40%
40 2 14 to 20 Light 48

Ancient Shield
80-93 25 110 [16]
Pal: 46%
Ama/Asn/Bar: 41%
Dru/Nec/Sor: 36%
40 3 12 to 16 Medium 56