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Shields

Thieron

New Member
This weekend was my first test and I had a blast. From an old eq player this is checking so many boxes for me.

I noticed shields have Armor Class. However equipping and unequpping them does not seem to have an effect on the overall Armor Class on the inventory screen. I tried multiple shields and it appeared to never change the AC. The blue stats added on the stat window correctly. Is this a known issues or is shield AC different and not suppose to add in?
 

Undone

Codemaster
Stormhaven Studios
This weekend was my first test and I had a blast. From an old eq player this is checking so many boxes for me.

I noticed shields have Armor Class. However equipping and unequpping them does not seem to have an effect on the overall Armor Class on the inventory screen. I tried multiple shields and it appeared to never change the AC. The blue stats added on the stat window correctly. Is this a known issues or is shield AC different and not suppose to add in?
Shield AC only "works" when you are in combat stance. Toggling in and out of combat stance should reflect the AC difference.
 

Pelirow

Active Member
Yeah, it's a good system, otherwise tanks will just use a maul/pike all the time and park a shield in the secondary weapon bar for the AC alone. Tanks will use sword/board stance over a 2h is when you need that big AC boost fighting something that causes owies, or if you simply need to prioritize defense over offense due to group comp.