Question: How does the MgS work? (in General)

Xiaz on Hiatus June 10 2005 10:10 AM EDT

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... :)

onlyyouknow 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.

AdminShade June 10 2005 12:30 PM EDT

have you visited my site? it explains quite some on the Mage Shield item page ;)

AdminShade 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.

QBsutekh137 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...?

QBsutekh137 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...

AdminShade 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...

Undertow 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.

AdminShade 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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