Three crafted shields (one of each size) were compared in four separate experiments:
Blocking for self against a level 75 test mob on Pendragon.
Blocking for self against ten red/purple mobs (Breifine finliaths) on Gaheris.
Guarding another toon against a level 75 test mob on Pendragon.
Guarding another toon against ten red/purple mobs (Breifine finliaths) on Gaheris.
Against multiple enemies, the large shield worked best. Against a single enemy, the large and medium shields tied. The small shield performed worst.
|Successes||Chances||Rate (%)||95% Confidence Interval (%)|
|Block for self against one level-75 test mob||Large||894||1037||86.21||± 2.10|
|Block for self against ten red/purple mobs||Large||2714||3869||70.15||± 1.44|
|Guard another toon against one level-75 test mob||Large||3955||4629||85.44||± 1.02|
|Guard another toon against ten red/purple mobs||Large||1519||1528||99.41||± 0.38|
Results were computed by parsing chat logs with Mojo.
Three crafted shields were used. Their stats were identical except for size and speed. They were level 51 and 99% quality. All measurements were made with the same toon wearing the same equipment. The toon was a Saracen pally with 50+17 shield, mastery of blocking IX, a greater barricading mythirian, augmented dexterity IX, and 10 points of PvE block bonus. The toon's buffed dexterity was 383.
The experiments against a single enemy were done with the Thrust test mob on Alb Pendragon. The mob was told to use a large shield and set itself to level 75. The experiments against ten enemies were done at the Breifine finliaths camp on Gaheris. All ten finliaths were aggroed on a single toon and kept alive for the duration of the test.
Before each test of a shield, the shield and armor were repaired to 100 percent.
Many thanks to Gostond and Torianna of Gaheris for their help.
This page was last revised on September 24, 2019.