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Shields are getting changed to be critted

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Was just announced on the Live Stream
  • Soris
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    ZOS being ZOS. No surprise.
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  • Forestd16b14_ESO
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    Now all they gotta do is stop the stacking.
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  • Soris
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    I doubt they know how to do that
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  • exiledtyrant
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    The threshold needed to stop the crit overflow damage bug will be unobtainable now. Heals or go home it seems.
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  • olsborg
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    The real issue is and always has been shield stacking. So why on earth will they not simply remove stacking and then adjust the various shields as necessary ?

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    This. Remove stacking of different shields and leave the single shields alone. Someone who only uses one shield can barely keep it up as is, if you make them crittable....well...I dunno what to say...will be a bad decision.
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  • Dracane
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    Seriously ? Did they say that ? Well.... good night Sorc, good night damage shields.
    Hello Nightblade and Magicka DK overpowered damage
    Edited by Dracane on July 31, 2015 9:45PM
    Auri-El is my lord,
    Trinimac is my shield,
    Magnus is my mind.
  • Dracane
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    FENGRUSH wrote: »
    FENGRUSH is coming for his brothers in robes. Justice will be served.

    I promise, will be starting 100 threads if this really happens !
    Outrageous change, outrageous. I never expected them to do this. I think I reroll another class

    ZoS, then remove the shield nerf please
    Edited by Dracane on July 31, 2015 9:47PM
    Auri-El is my lord,
    Trinimac is my shield,
    Magnus is my mind.
  • FENGRUSH
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    Dracane wrote: »
    FENGRUSH wrote: »
    FENGRUSH is coming for his brothers in robes. Justice will be served.

    I promise, will be starting 100 threads if this really happens !
    Outrageous change, outrageous. I never expected them to do this. I think I reroll another class

    ZoS, then remove the shield nerf please

    100 threads to praise the glory of FENGRUSH!
  • Dracane
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    FENGRUSH wrote: »
    Dracane wrote: »
    FENGRUSH wrote: »
    FENGRUSH is coming for his brothers in robes. Justice will be served.

    I promise, will be starting 100 threads if this really happens !
    Outrageous change, outrageous. I never expected them to do this. I think I reroll another class

    ZoS, then remove the shield nerf please

    100 threads to praise the glory of FENGRUSH!

    What ? I don't even know you. But as long as you fight for Sorcs, you're a friend I suppose.
    Nothing else matters :D
    Auri-El is my lord,
    Trinimac is my shield,
    Magnus is my mind.
  • Maulkin
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    I am curious to see what happens if you block behind the ward. Will that stop crits on the shield or not? And what of overflow damage? If the shield is critically hit, does the crit overflow on to your HP bar even if you are blocking?

    So many things to test.

    To be honest I think that is a good change as a sorc. Not sure if it's the best choice, but it's better than it currently is.

    I would have preferred the removal of shield stacking and a the damage rebuff moved to 40% (keeping shields as they are). Currentlyyou can still stack too big shields against magicka builds. Sorc vs Sorc will still be unending fight.
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  • Strider_Roshin
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    Hallelujah!!! That's the best news I've heard for quite some time :-D
    And when I vest my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold in judgement, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who hase me. O Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints.
  • timidobserver
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    Specs should feel honored. Zos is going really far to get around directly nerfing them. It is pretty amazing really.
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  • Dracane
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    Your damage shields already have no armor or spell resist and now the can be crit? Pointless lol


    indeed.For Auri-El's sake, if people have so many problems with shields, then nerf it a bit and decrease the value. But this change is too much. Nightblade gotta love this change.
    Auri-El is my lord,
    Trinimac is my shield,
    Magnus is my mind.
  • Bashev
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    Satiar wrote: »
    Shields insanely OP on PTS. So much combining, but this is needed.

    +1
    I am pretty sure that most of the people who are wiring here have never tested in PTS. Shields rules. Their nerf is actually 5% because all the damage was reduced too. But there is no more dodge no more block and really low heal (at least GDB and rally). If you do not have shields you are an easy kill.
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  • k2blader
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    This makes my re-roll of night blade and templar justified.

    With this change light armor is dead for any class, its simply not viable at all unless you want to die.

    You can't be a caster in light armor, heaven forbid you have a damage shield and dont die in one hit.

    Without a damage shield all light armor users are naked in spell resist or physical resist against anyone with a sharpened weapon and even more so with a few point in spell erosion or piercing.

    Your damage shields already have no armor or spell resist and now the can be crit? Pointless lol

    The worst part is this screws templar more then anyone and they are already being miffed. Pathetic.

    So many people who are good (?) at PvP don't get this it's amazing.

    Ask them, how is a sorc supposed to survive?, I'm curious what they'd say.
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  • Saint_JiubB14_ESO
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    Another thread says they are 'considering' doing this. I'll have to watch a replay and find out.
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