View Full Version : Why don't shields block?
12-28-04, 11:48 PM
Has SoE ever given any reason why they decided that shields should not block in EQ2?
12-29-04, 06:57 AM
I always assumed that everytime I see myself get hit but take no dmg that was a block even though it lacks an animation. I know I have seen blade parries.
Drazzen / Drazzara
Innothule Server EQ2
12-29-04, 10:56 AM
Hmm, I never saw that with my shaman. I'm still not convinced, I would think they would have put in a "XXX Blocks" message if you did.
12-29-04, 12:35 PM
I have a feeling they just neglected it as not important or forgot it. I know for fact I have seen "You have parried..." messages with a animation that looks like a blade parry on my predator (sound and sparks flying from blade). I know when running too you will often be hit and take no dmg. Even though this is from the rear I always assumed it was a block or I've evaded the dmg somehow.
On a side note...
Playing a 28 warlock as my main and its intresting playing a caster for a change. Been a rogue in every game I ever played. Still rolled 2 scout classes though out of my 4 slots. Once a rogue always a rogue.
Taking it slower with the scouts to do tradeskills and the like and just plain enjoy them while the caster is just intresting due to being a wizard class but so different from the wizards.
Drazz / Drazzara
Innothule EQ2 Server
12-30-04, 04:06 AM
Shields block. There is a message for it just like there is with parry. It is, however, not as common as parrying, even with a tower shield using guardian.