Question: How does the MgS work? (in General)
I've heard all the down talk about the Mage Shield, and I've never really understood why.
My question is how does this power shield work? In the meta-stats it says "protects against DD spells," my first assumption was each + on the shield reduced the DD damage by 1 percent. Chances are I am wrong, so how does the shield work?
Hopefully the answer will finally show me why the MgS is seen to be a 'dud' item... :)
June 10 2005 12:00 PM EDT
If I'm not wrong, each + gives you a min. of 1% more protection up to a max. of 50%. Quite a bit of randomness. Not very sure too.
June 10 2005 12:30 PM EDT
have you visited my site? it explains quite some on the Mage Shield item page ;)
June 10 2005 12:33 PM EDT
but to make a short story:
each + on a mage shield blocks a minimum of 1% magic damage, to a max of 50%.
well i don't know if the max 50% is always on it but it could be tested when fighting multiple battles against the same character that has a not so high lvl DD spell trained, if you suddenly block a lot more damage (meaning taking less) then its +x - 50%.
OR it is that 50% is just the max and upgrading it beyond +50 (which costs 9 mil Cb2 to make it so (calculated it so could be off a few 100k) but we can't know this for sure yet.
Mage Shields also block absolutely NO physical damage, thats an additional drawback.
June 10 2005 1:13 PM EDT
Shade, I thought it was 1% or 2000 damage reduction, whichever is higher, up to 50% total dmg reduction? That would explain the 50% cap as well...?
June 10 2005 1:17 PM EDT
Scratch that...the 2K per + was the old way. I guess it is a pure percentage now, and I would assume the cost for +50 is something astonomical...
June 10 2005 7:57 PM EDT
as i said, the 2000 was old news, got changed to 2200 and then to just 1%.
new rules would make the 1% always bigger than the 2200 no matter what.
and about the astronomical, 9 mil isnt that bad...
June 10 2005 8:37 PM EDT
9 mil isn't much CB2$, but what it IS is a lot of NW, which is a lot of PR.
June 11 2005 8:04 AM EDT
9 mil NW now is a lot but later it wont be that much..
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