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Skill: shield block Lvl 8 Warr (21%)
Shield block is a warrior skill used to block an opponents' blow with
a shield. Shield fighting is its own discipline, and while using a shield
is almost always beneficial, only those trained in blocking are able to do
it well. It is a passive skill, which means that it is always active if you
are using a shield. Most weapons, unarmed attacks and even some unsual
types of damage like blasts, zaps and spits can be blocked. However,
flexible weapons like whips and flails can easily bend around and
Shield block varies in effectiveness depending on the type of shield
and whether or not weapons are wielded. Using a two handed shield is
the most effective, however while using such a shield you will be
unable to attack using a normal weapon. Two handed shields also have
a higher minimum chance of blocking attacks.
Using a one handed shield without a weapon has about half effectiveness
of a two handed shield.
Using a one handed weapon with a one handed shield has a little less
than half effectiveness, making the combination about 80-90% as
effective as using a two handed shield.
It is highly recommended that all players learn this skill at some point.
Even if you have a low dexterity, or a low warrior level, shield block
can still serve to protect your character from a sizable percentage of