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#1 Sep 25 2010 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a quick question regarding shields.

Thaumaturge's obviously can use shields as well as Gladiator's since the scepter is a one hand weapon. However, Thaumaturge do not have a "blocking" or "shield" skill like Gladiator's do. Do you need to level up Gladiator to make the shield worth while to Thaumaturge's? Or does it not matter?
#3 Sep 25 2010 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I just saw that it automatically added this skill to my action bar. Thanks!

Edited, Sep 25th 2010 8:35am by Alexxus
#5 Sep 25 2010 at 7:16 AM Rating: Excellent
I don't want to hijack this post at all but I tried using a shield when I was playing THM a while ago and I found that when activated my TP would reduce drastically, much more than without using the shield. Has this changed in retail at all? I found this quite significant because even though a THM can use a shield because they use one-handed weapons, they also need to use damnation quite a lot too (depending on what they are fighting). When I had a shield equiped and was using it I could hardly ever generate enough tp to get Damnation off enough so I threw it.
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#7 Sep 25 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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Victrola wrote:

Thanks for summing up my experience in an interesting and funny way :) Glad to see its not just me who is having massive difficulty leveling compared to other classes!
To endanger the soul endangers all,
when the soul is endangered it must become a Warrior.
#8 Sep 25 2010 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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You forget the best part of it. Whenever you successfully block an incoming attack, your
stamina gauge decreases quite a bit. So using a shield = havin less stamina to cast spells
or attack. ^.^/ Don't tell me you never noticed?

Shield is primarily for party play, where a Glad has to concentrate on deflecting (not dealing)
damage. A THM using a shield in solo play just effectively cripples his ability to attack.
#9 Sep 25 2010 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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