Diablo® III

wizards: Source or Shield ?

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Does shield help at all
when you screw up, get surrounded, and are being hit ?
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85 Tauren Paladin
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depends on your gear, build, etc.

but no stats involved a shield will provide you with more surviviblility than a source ever will. shield reduces armor, can block hits, + stats. its generally better for survival.
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source, kill faster and you won't get surrounded
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Divinepanda:

Yes, but shield's damage reduction occurs after armor reduction,
and wizards dont get very high armor ratings.
Am I right ?
Edited by Nikopol#1203 on 6/2/2012 5:22 PM PDT
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85 Tauren Paladin
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not exactly true. especially once u get energy armor which is passive +65% armor.

like i said. generally speaking a shield will keep u up far longer than a source. armor DR at a certain point is worth more than vitality. for me currently my vit to armor ratio is 1:7 so

10vit 60armor -- i choose vit
10vit 80armor -- i choose armor

like i said it depends on the gear and ur stats but for me my shield is much better than any source or other shield ive been able to find for survival.

thats not to say that theres a source out there thats better than my shield. i just havn't seen one yet. and generally speaking a shield will always grant more survival.

read this thread. its very informative.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149150485

do not underestimate armor.
Edited by Hope#1728 on 6/2/2012 6:15 PM PDT
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