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Good shield?

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So what constitutes a good shield?

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Paladin :
FC 1
DCI 15
max resists
Str Req as low as possible (when you are hit by a debuff spell).
Self Repair is nice to have...

Mage :
SC (no -1)
DCI 15
Max Resists
Str Req as low as possible

If you find old time shields, they can have HCI 15, so add that and you have a winner ;)

With the new change to runic tools, you can "easily" craft such shields with valorite ingots and copper hammers.
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Paladin :
Max Resists

With the new change to runic tools, you can "easily" craft such shields with valorite ingots and copper hammers.

What would max resists be?
And is it worth enhancing any found?

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There are also shields around, that have HCI as well as DCI. But those do not drop anymore, so they tend to be expensive.

Shields always have 1 single point of resist when unenhanced. You can see the resists gained by enhancing here:
UO Stratics - Mining

Imo, the best shield would be a valorite shield with
Self repair 2+
15% HCI
15% DCI
FC 1

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Is Reflect Physical Damage not a good modifier?

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Most people don't think so. Personally I do not care about Reflect Damage, espically in PvM it's not very good.
Just imagine you got a shield with 10% reflect and you are fighting an ogre lord. He hits you for 40 points of damage, which are roughly 40% of your life force. You reflect 4 points of damage back to him, which is less than 1% of his life force.

So, no, I don't think Reflect physical damage is good at all.
Might be different if you go for a 100% Reflect armor in pvp, but I'm not too expierienced with that...

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As always, you forum folks are the best!

Thanks for the info. As I suspected - everything I have is crap!

The good news is though, that I can stop hording so much crap!

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As always, you forum folks are the best!

Thanks for the info. As I suspected - everything I have is crap!

The good news is though, that I can stop hording so much crap!


one persons crap is another persons treasure
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one persons crap is another persons treasure

And don't I know it!!!

In RL, I live with a retired inventor, mad scientist, tinkerer and general collector of anything any normal person would not look twice at (scrap metal, old motors, unidentifiable chemicals, you name it).

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RPD will flag you in PvP, so I wouldn't use it for now :)
Though they are looking into it... Or did they already?

And in PvM it's soooo useless :)
Unless you can make a suit with mad resists and 100% rpd. And if possible Self Repair.
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I'm kinda partial to my DCI 14, HCI 13, FC1, Verite enhanced shield.:) On a PvM dexxer I also have a DCI 13, HCI 11, RPD 11 Valorite shield that is pretty pimp as well. Neither shield was in the economy bin hehe.

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This is my favorite shield :P only thing missing is sc but I use it for my dexxer. Do yas think it's a good one?

http://i239.photobuc...her/buckler.jpg
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Any shield with HCI is a good one as it doesn't spawn anymore.
So if you have a high DCI and any HCI at all, I'd call it a keeper.

HCI/DCI/FC is the best you can get for paladin.
I have a few close to max in both HCI DCI not gonna sell them for sure :)
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Any shield with HCI is a good one as it doesn't spawn anymore.
So if you have a high DCI and any HCI at all, I'd call it a keeper.

HCI/DCI/FC is the best you can get for paladin.
I have a few close to max in both HCI DCI not gonna sell them for sure :)


Schwing! tyty! Now I'm gonna sell it :P
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Stone, it's certainly a keeper, though I hate bucklers. Don't get me wrong, I actually use a couple, but it is the lamest looking shield (to me) in the game. My favorites for looks are Heater's by far, then Tear Kite and regular shields in that order. Bucklers look so puny compared to the other's, not that it matters.

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I like buckler for being small :) They look cute :)
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LOL, that is true, but they don't look like they would block anything. I like the shields that look like they actually do something hehe. With that said, my spellweaving/inscrip/mage char wears a 14 DCI, 14 RPD buckler verite buckler that I like quite well for him. I try NOT to let him get hit.:)

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This is a shield I currently have on auction.

UO-Auction 2

Just waiting for a fool with enough money to stop by and buy my shield.
It's all about personal preferences though, as the usefulness depends on the rest of your armour (due to HCI/DCI being maxed out easily).
Still, if you have few other HCI/DCI bits on the rest of your armour, then this type of shield can be quite nice. Ecspecially because of the FC property and the added resists.
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That shield is pretty common really.. Will never get 18mill!

If you know removed the +FC and had SC instead.. then maybe..

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That shield is pretty common really.. Will never get 18mill!

If you know removed the +FC and had SC instead.. then maybe..

For 18 mil. you'd have to make me a GM... as in Game Master with god-like powers!





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