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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:47 AM // 03:47   #1
Absolute Destiny
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Default Best Shield Handle/Inscription setup?

Just finished WiK on my warrior, and picked up an Oppressor's Shield cuz it looks kewl.

I've never had a chance to actually customize a shield from the ground up (just used a Factions endgame Exalted Aegis) and I'm wondering what the ideal choice of shield handle and inscription is for a typical tank warrior?

All suggestions are appreciated.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:13 AM // 05:13   #2
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I generally play a Warrior's Endurance build with Burst of Aggression being active most of the time so I use a "Run For Your Life!" (Received physical damage -2 while in a Stance) and "of Endurance" (Health + 45 while in a stance). So, obviously, if you know you will be in a stance, those mods help. Otherwise, if you're going to be facing mostly fire or cold enemies, then it helps to have "Sleep Now in the Fire" (+10 Armor vs. Fire) or "Leaf on the Wind" (+10 Armor vs. Cold).

Also, if you're going to walk through lava (which means you will be repeatedly crippled and burning), it helps to have a shield with "Swift as the Wind" (Reduces Crippled duration on you by 20%).
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:25 PM // 13:25   #3
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What schmerdo is basically saying is that you probably want a general shield, with universal mods for tanking. However, having alternate shields for specific situations in addition to your universal shield is very helpful. For example, "Sleep Now in the Fire" +10 vs Fire dmg is very helpful when fighting destroyers.

You can find the whole list of shield specific mods at http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Shield_Handle

You can find the whole list of inscriptions for the shield at http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Inscr...d_inscriptions
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:23 PM // 15:23   #4
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General all purpose shields don't exist in definition, it all depends what you need it to do.
A shield with +30 health and -5(20% chance) against physical damage is about as close as a general purpose shield gets, but you should understand the mechanics of your team first.
If your heroes can negate a lot of physical damage for you, then your shield can do something else instead. For example -2 physical damage while enchanted is good if you or your team use enchantments on yourself. Read up on team mechanics to get the info to help choose your shield.

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