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Grinding/Farming Shield

Postby Rhaenys » Tue May 22, 2007 7:50 am

Currently I have the Lichen Guard (or whatever the name is of the Sporregar shield) and have a thorium spike on it.

What I am wondering is, if at lvl 70, if this shield is still used by many of you for farming? Or have you replaced it with something better for farming?

The reason I am asking, is that I have a Felsteel spike in the bank. I dont want to have another made, but would like to have it put on my shield if I wont be replacing it for farming at 70. Hope that makes sense.
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Postby Obveeus » Tue May 22, 2007 7:59 am

For aoe grinding I still use the sporeggar shield with spike. The other shields I have are the Netherwing Defender's Shield for 5man tanking and solo mob killing, and the Aegis of the Sunbird for heroics and kara.

Just this weekend I aoe grinded Zaxxis insignias for Consortium rep. The sporeggar shield was what I used with my spell damage suit. It was an extremely painless grind.
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Postby honorshammer » Tue May 22, 2007 8:17 am

I use the Netherwing Defender's Shield. In my Grinding gear, I try to max out my spell damage.
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Postby Obveeus » Tue May 22, 2007 8:20 am

Honorshammer wrote:I use the Netherwing Defender's Shield. In my Grinding gear, I try to max out my spell damage.


I haven't done the math, but to me a 20dps dot on every target hitting you sounds better than an additional 15 spell damage.
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Postby Lore » Tue May 22, 2007 8:52 am

Obveeus wrote:
Honorshammer wrote:I use the Netherwing Defender's Shield. In my Grinding gear, I try to max out my spell damage.


I haven't done the math, but to me a 20dps dot on every target hitting you sounds better than an additional 15 spell damage.


You would be correct.
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Postby Lorath » Tue May 22, 2007 9:31 am

Sporeggar shield is great, but I can also recommend a block rating/value gear setup. Taking close to zero damage is very funky :)
I tend to go 2H tho in ret gear, just to get a break from the tanking.

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Postby Dorvan » Tue May 22, 2007 9:33 am

Lorath wrote:Sporeggar shield is great, but I can also recommend a block value spec. Taking close to zero damage is very funky :)
I tend to go 2H tho in ret gear, just to get a break from the tanking.


For AoE grinding I find that I'm able to fully block any non-elite mobs I'd actually want to grind without specifically going after block value. Spell Damage and Block Rating are the two stats I focus on for my AoE grinding set.
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