Hi I was just wondering what the best pally sheild is for a smiter. Obviously, I'll put some runes in it. I'm a new starter by the way. So i might use ancient's pledge cause I don't have the fancy stuff yet.
I guess my question is what is the best base sheild. The sacred targe for me has the lowest strength requirement, this bodes well for me as I only plan to put enough in str for equipment. All elite sheilds have the same average smite damage so that's not a factor.
The targe has the lowest defence but highest block rate, what do you think?
go to arreast summit battle.net/diablo2exp look at elite paly shields im guessin the one with lowest str req since max block is easy but an exile is better for pvm and a berd hoz or umd hoz is better for pvp once you get the good gear
My vote goes to Zakarum shield as far as elites go. Has a base smite dmg of 46-46. Vortex is liek 5-85 and Sacred is liek 38-55 or something. With Zakarum, my smite hurts just as much as it did last time and will hurt every other time after again for the same amount.
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As you can see, its pretty balanced. Smite damage is the same when averaged. ST has the highest block rate but lowest def while vortex has highest def but lowest block rate. The rest are in between. So they're pretty much the same. The difference for me is ST has by far the lowest str requirement at 86 whilst the vortex shield has str requirement at 146.