First time posting in the PLD forums, but this thread is relevant to my interests, plus I can also offer some feedback.
I'm currently 63 PLD, and I did a huge chunk of it (42-60) in East Ronfaure [S] Level Sync 37 parties. Although I already had sword skilled up to about 210 (leveled BLU, and also have 75 THF and skilled sword up a bit that way) my Shield skill is pretty gimped atm at 158 skill at Lv. 63, which makes Level Sync a real double-edged sword.
Couple ways that I can think of that would help raise shield skill...
1. Put in /seacom that you want a Level Sync party at Lv. XX+ (XX being a level slightly higher than your current shield skill) Unfortunately, in my experience thus far, despite my /seacom asking for an invite for a specific level range, I will get party invites from people higher level than my PLD wishing to Level Sync down to me, which really doesn't do anything for me. When this happens, I do this...
2. Spam Reprisal! When I have Reprisal up, I see my Shield block proc a lot, and I will get skill ups that way .3, .4, or .5 up at a time, although not very often. Another thing you can do to help increase your shield blocking proc rate is to equip as much AGI+ gear as you can without hurting your overall defensive stats. Just 2 Drone Earrings is enough to do the trick.
Hope this info helps you.
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