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#1 Sep 09 2010 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I've read in a few places that there is supposed to be a second stamina bar that appears when you are fighting with a shield. When I have mine equiped I only have 1 stamina bar and when I gaurd it removes a portion of that stamina (just like an attack or skill usage). I am wondering if this is a recent change?

Also, I can not make a macro that equips the shield for the life of me. I have tried the following to no avail:

/equip off "Worm-eaten Square Shield"
/equip Off "Worm-eaten Square Shield"
/equip off hand "Worm-eaten Square Shield"
/equip Off Hand "Worm-eaten Square Shield"
/equip offhand "Worm-eaten Square Shield"
/equip off-hand "Worm-eaten Square Shield"

Anyone know what I should be typing to get this to work? I am using it in conjuction with equiping a sword and my Gladiator skills.
#2 Sep 09 2010 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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/equip sub "Shield Name Here"
#3 Sep 09 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
hey on this question how do you make a shield work? I equipped one on my Con but nothing really happens. Do I need to unlock GLD first?
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#4 Sep 09 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Not sure, although I am a gladiator, haven't used a shield yet. Wasn't able to find the guildleve that rewards one and couldn't justify spending all my gil on one just yet... Maybe later.
#5 Sep 09 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
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When you equip a shield in your off hand, the 'Guard' command is available under the Shield class (although I've only done this on GLD, so I dunno if you get the command for other classes). When you use guard in combat, you raise your shield arm to partially block attacks. When you are a gladiator, you can use a Phalanx weaponskill after each successful block while your shield arm is still up. The Phalanx weaponskill is just about as powerful as a regular weaponskill but it costs 250 TP and practically no stamina.

Also, while using a shield in combat, you gain shield experience points, and when you gain enough, your 'Sentinel' class increases. I'm Gladiator 14, Physical 20, Sentinel 3.

Edited, Sep 9th 2010 6:51pm by Oenos
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#6 Sep 09 2010 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the macro help! And the above poster is correct about the shield. Once you equip it (at least when I was a GLD) you get an unremoveable action skill called gaurd.
#7 Sep 09 2010 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, while using a shield in combat, you gain shield experience points, and when you gain enough, your 'Sentinel' class increases. I'm Gladiator 14, Physical 20, Sentinel 3.


Weird, so either a Gladiator is essentially two classes, or maybe other classes can use shields too.
#8 Sep 09 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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It could be that other classes have used shields, but I haven't tried!
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#9 Sep 09 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Only thing is every other DoW uses 2-handed weapons so far.
#10 Sep 09 2010 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Any class with a one handed weapon (Gladiator, Thaumaturge and Conjurer right now) can wear shields. As your sentinel skill rises you start earning shield specific skills. I believe they start at rank 10.
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