Chance to Block (CTB) with a shield is calculated via a straightforward equation based upon only three variables: Your character's level, your dexterity level, and the shield's base blocking percent for your character's class (plus modifers).
Edit: If you dont want to sacrifice your spirit monarch, go 0 dex and all in vit instead.
In Hardcore much more expensive, in softcore probably pul or less base blocking = the base blocking percentage of the shield. Note that this is an approximation since I dont remember exactly how rounding works. Incoming physical attacks check a character's defense rating to see what% chance they have to hit. Faster Block Rate (FBR) is a coefficient that increases the speed of Blocking. Blocking is only possible while engaged in melee combat, or while walking. I fumbled the blocking (104) and dex part here, appreciate you laying it all out for me. But it's a fairly accurate read out. This is not always accurate, thanks to the LCS, since some spell bonuses and other special effects are not displayed properly. okay, so at level 82 im not going to get max block without seriously sacrificing vitality/hp. Dexterity raises a character's% chance to block. Blocking is capped at 75% effectiveness. So to calculate the dex needed to hit 75% chance to block, you'd put that 104 into the 'blocking' variable above, like so: So your dex needs to be about 144 for max block. blocking bonus = Prefix and suffix that give a bonus, dex = The character's base dexterity plus all dexterity bonuses (f.ex. (Not while running.) i wanna know because i feel like im low on vit. +1 for stormshield . Blocking can also refer to the benefits of your character's defense. The calculation to find Effective Faster Block Rate (EFBR) is: EFBR = [FBR x 120 / (FBR + 120)] + 50 with Holy Shield (rounded down). Gotta remember the old timers that play too ::looks innocently AE's way:: What?? man, if you're not old enough to do Algebra, you shouldn't be playing this game. Whether you need help or you're just looking to chat - come join us! This percentage applies to standing still, melee attacking, and walking. using a spirit monarch on my sorc, how much dex to i need to have max block before its pointless to keep going into dex? For Druid, Necromancer and Sorceress it is 20%, for Amazon, Barbarian and Assasin it is 25% and for Paladin it is 30%. Blocking Formula in Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction, https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/index.php?title=Blocking&oldid=27373.
Me, no never said a thing. im using full tal rashas plus two 10% faster cast rate rings, frostburn gloves and treads of cthon boots, running pure blizz for farming cows right now. I use to know how to use an abacas! Let's see if i still remember how to do this: Edit: FF did it a bunch better than I did. Forget max block with spirit . A character goes into block animation if its opponent succeeds in the hit check and the character succeeds in a blocking check. I can use a slide, and I can use a rule does that count? It involves a Paladin using a MAxed Holy Shield and a HoZ. You can also go for mosers or whitstans guide. Make sure holy shield is active while doing this. You will not see any change in Faster Block Rate until you pass the next breakpoint. There are 25 frames per second, so as the Faster Block Rate increases, the frames decrease. Slide rules. This subreddit is for people who want to discuss Diablo 2 and Diablo II Resurrected. Quite literally pointless to go max block on spirit monarch as it requires too much dex. I just put in DEX until it his 75 block, with holy shield up, with my normal buffs up. http://www.rpgforums.net/showthread.php?t=137779. Each character has a base block value, this is not a base block rate, rather is used to calculate the block rate. See the blocking article for more details. This is different from the Shield block animation or the amazon D/A/E (which will interrupt your attacks even if you don't get the animation). Sorry for the bump, but I need to check something to see if I'm right. Looks good to me, dude :thumbsup: All the numbers check out, and though initially i wasn't sure of HS's block bonus is added like that, checking the 1.10 Paladin FAQ in the Strat Compendium confirms that you got it correct.
For high block is used stormshield, gerkes sanctuary or mosser. Improvements to faster blocking are difficult to achieve since the bonuses to it are found almost exclusively on shields.
I read somewhere that the actual number differed from that, but I'm just gonna go with this. Does anyone have experience calculating this thing? I'm thinking of just throwing in 135 dex but I don't want to waste another reroll. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Lvl 90: 217 Dex While running cows, forget about max block, u dont need it. Since frames of animation cannot be further divided into fractions, this creates "breakpoints". (*) 1-handed swinging weapons include 1-handed axes, clubs, 1-handed maces, orbs, scepters, 1-handed swords, 2-handed swords wielded in one hand, throwing axes, and wands.
Blocking usually refers to the action of blocking an attack with a shield. Great thank you! My level is 89, I'll get 50% blocking from Protector Shield spirit, 20% from Guardian Angel templar coat and I'll have a level 17 holy shield. charms, equipment). im too tired to figure it out right now =\, DEX = (Total Block * clvl * 2 / Chance to Block) + 15. Hey I've been trying to calculate dex for max block on my hammerdin but I must be missing something (or I suck at math, probably this) because I'm not getting an answer that makes sense. Any% above 75% is irrelevant. Listen to him. This means that an Amazon with 22 FBR is effectively equal to one with only 15. doesnt require much investment to reach max block, i have some fal, some lum, and some pul runes, i dont have anything higher. In addition to algebra, remember D2 is an integers-only computer game. Act 3 mercenaries do not block even though they are capable of using a shield. Lvl 85: 319 Dex
75% is the highest you can go, so once you reach 75 with your items you can stop putting points into dex.
The block base of the characters are as follows: The standard animation speed is 256 except in the case of the Amazon wielding one handed swinging weapons* (88) and the Druid in Werebear form (200).
Lvl 95: 354 Dex, Lvl 85: 205 Dex You must log in or register to reply here. For an example: my sorc is lvl 94, stormshield socketed with eld and needs ~205 dex for max block.
All physical attacks and some magical ones can be blocked, and a shield is an essential item for many character builds in Diablo II. *One handed swinging = Axes, Clubs, Maces, Hammers, Scepters, Swords, Throwing axes.