View Full Version : Yet another Shield Block idea.

06-17-2009, 10:14 AM
Implement a Spell Deflection mechanic with the Shield Block skill.

Have the amount of the spell's deflection be relative to SBV.

Make SBV a rating rather than a flat value so that it changes the amount blocked to a percentage of the hit (or spell if Shield Block is up). This could be tuned by simply by changing the rate of SBVR (shield block value rating) conversion to SVBP (shield block value percentage).

Shield Slam would also be increased in damage based on the percentage of the SBV. Could be tuned to only grant a portion of the SBV to the Shield Slam damage.

Talents such as Damage Shield could have an added effect to reflect some of the damage deflected from a spell back to the caster. Critical Block could also have some increase to the amount of possible deflected spell damage and would work synergisticaly with Damage Shield.

What I like most about this is that it could really improve our DPS and bring us to a stronger survivable place amongst the tanks and it's tunable so it can avoid being OP.