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#1 Oct 04 2010 at 2:48 PM Rating: Good
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was wundering how to get this since i have one and well it seems to never get skill ups.

do i have to equip it to my main to skill it then back to sub?
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#2 Oct 04 2010 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
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You must successfully block with your shield raised by using the Guard ability.
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#3 Oct 04 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
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iv only goten partly blocks atm so thats probly why then TY
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#4 Oct 04 2010 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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{Never mind, I think I misread the situation}

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 4:04pm by striveldt
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#5 Oct 04 2010 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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ok 1 more question, dose strength effect how much is blocked at all?
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#6 Oct 04 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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"you block the lost ewe and take 0 points of damage." but still no skill ups /cry
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Character: Heya
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Retired: Febuary, 2008

WoW
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FF XIV
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#7 Oct 04 2010 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
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valeforheya1984 wrote:
ok 1 more question, dose strength effect how much is blocked at all?

No idea, I'm a conjurer myself, so I never raised strength skill, just use wand + shield so I can get more skill from fewer mobs.
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#8 Oct 04 2010 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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im a conj also but also may play a tank glad so shield skill would be usefull for both and imo dont need str to tank only need vit imo
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#9 Oct 04 2010 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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valeforheya1984 wrote:
"you block the lost ewe and take 0 points of damage." but still no skill ups /cry

I should mention that shield levels *MUCH* slower than classes, been using mine from rank 6 and I'm now r14, shield skill is only 6, so much less than half the exp of levelling a class.
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#10 Oct 04 2010 at 3:13 PM Rating: Default
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im just wundering alot cause iv goten 0 points with shield so far.
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Server: Valefor
Character: Heya
Jobs: BLM 75, BLU 75, PLD 75 everything else at SJ cap
Retired: Febuary, 2008

WoW
Server: Ravencrest
Classs: Druid, Warlock, Mage, Death Knight 80
Retired: June, 2010

FF XIV
Server: Fabul
Name: Heya Yamamoto
Race: Lilifell Dunesfolk
Primary Class: conjur
#11 Oct 04 2010 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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Like I said, they're slow, just keep using Guard and your shield skill will level on successful blocks.

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 4:19pm by Mahokijin
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#12 Oct 04 2010 at 3:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Try starting on marmots, just fight one and wait it out while he hits you. It may be that you need to get the lower shield skill-up vs. lower level creatures. The Lost Ewe are pretty low, so maybe you just need more time into it.

Unfortunately, you don't aquire a shield for some time, and outlevel those smaller creatures.

I restarted my character and leveled CON, THM, PUG, Marauder first this time. By the time I got to GLD I had a shield at Rank 1. It's been smooth leveling shield skill from Star Marmots > Forest Fungus > Thistletail Marmots.

You are only going to see shield skill-ups for about 1/8 of the time you block, so try to keep your shield arm raised from the get-go, and keep it up.

TIP: You can actually raise your shield before you engage. Target mob > Gaurd > then attack. That way you can let your stamina refill to full before the first strike.

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 5:24pm by RufuSwho
#13 Oct 04 2010 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
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does it matter if you use a shield and level it up. ive got one and ive equipted it but never used it. im doing well without it but if i use it and level it up will it increase my defence.

no matter how much i rank up those dodos still take atleast 110 of me and im only at 650 at rank 14
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