Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield; are the downsides worth it?

#1Bisected8Posted 10/18/2012 3:48:53 PM
I just got it from the second bottle quest and I'm playing as a Mechromancer. It's got better stats than my current shield (explosive spike), but I don't know what the special effect does (since the shotgun I found in the first one depletes my shield I'm assuming this has a catch too)?
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#2Dave_Lo_PanPosted 10/18/2012 4:11:14 PM
I hear it lowers your resistance to elemental attacks
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#3ANort175Posted 10/18/2012 4:15:40 PM
Isn't that the one that "adds explosive damage to melee attacks"? I swear when I used it with Sharing is Caring, DT was only doing 8 explosive damage per melee attack...unless it adds more to your own melee attacks, I wouldn't use it.
#4AlleRacingPosted 10/18/2012 5:36:05 PM
I was using it on my Salvador with the Rapier you get from the third quest (200% melee damage) and I was doing pretty awesome. No idea what the downside is though, or for the Rapier for that matter (curse of the porcelain fists).
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#5SkirePosted 10/18/2012 5:37:50 PM
The drawback to the rapier is that you take more damage from melee as well.
http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Special_Weapon_Effects_Borderlands_2

As for the Manly Man Shield, I don't remember it having any kind of curse text or drawback at all.
#6LPfaintDLPosted 10/18/2012 6:51:03 PM
It does have curse text: "Curse of the Elementals."

And though I haven't seen it confirmed, it is safe to assume it increases the Elemental Damage you take.

I enjoyed using it, though it is no Love Thumper.
#7SkirePosted 10/18/2012 11:20:54 PM
LPfaintDL posted...
It does have curse text: "Curse of the Elementals."

And though I haven't seen it confirmed, it is safe to assume it increases the Elemental Damage you take.

I enjoyed using it, though it is no Love Thumper.


Ah fair enough, my bad. That is certainly a safe assumption though. It certainly fits the theme
#8ShaowstrikePosted 10/18/2012 11:25:36 PM
Here is a list of the "Message in a Bottle" rewards and the effects.

http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showpost.php?p=2999744&postcount=71