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Question about blocking?

WarjinWarjin Harrisburg, PAPosts: 1,215Member Uncommon

As we all know you can block with every weapon, that being said what is the point then for using a shield?

Why would I use a shield to tank for example when I can dual wield and do more damage with offhand attacks or even a 2 hander?

Does using a shield block more damage then blocking without one?

Also how much damage does block stop, 10%, 50% ?

I can seem to find the answer on this, anyone know?

Comments

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,461Member Uncommon

    I seem to remember the shield blocking more damage in ESO. Though that's the way it is in Skyrim. I don't remember how it worked in Oblivion though there was blocking, I think it was similar.

    Morrowind you blocked based upon stats and I imagine some chance.

  • WarjinWarjin Harrisburg, PAPosts: 1,215Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    I seem to remember the shield blocking more damage in ESO. Though that's the way it is in Skyrim. I don't remember how it worked in Oblivion though there was blocking, I think it was similar.

    Morrowind you blocked based upon stats and I imagine some chance.

    Thank you, I found the answer using esohead , sword and board trait give you more block, so yeah more damage stopped

  • DamediusDamedius Calgary, ABPosts: 346Member

    1 hand and shield has abilities that make blocking better.

    Increased block mitigation, increased movement speed while blocking, reduced projectile damage and a reduction in cost for blocking.

  • hg2012hg2012 CardiffPosts: 69Member
    I believe shields also increase armor rating rather than damage.
  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,036Member Uncommon

    no one seems to know anything about the mechanics of this game.

     

    Outside of the trait 'sword and board', does a shield have any innate blocking superiority?

     

    And Sword and board is 10% per rank extra mitigation.  10% of what?

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