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#1 May 15 2013 at 1:14 PM Rating: Good
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Def:50 MP:60 Shield Skill:10 Damage - 7% Lvl 3 Shield

How does this perform vs. Ochain?

I believe I'm correct in saying thats Dmg - against Magical and Physical. It's also Augmentable w/ Vit and MDB (unknown cap).
Thoughts or too soon to tell.
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#2 May 15 2013 at 1:34 PM Rating: Excellent
It's the best non Relic/Empyrean shield, but it won't beat Ochain on physical heavy mobs unless you're in a situation where you're fighting a mob that you can't block for some reason (too high a level, raged, etc).

For mobs that are more magic based, it'll beat Ochain, since Ochain offers nothing to combat magical attacks.
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#3 May 15 2013 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
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I assume you are referencing the +20 VIT on Ochain @ 90 which it seems most plds stop at.

Assuming Steadfast is VIT 15 @ R15 will the 5 VIT difference vs 7% -All DMG +10 and 10 extra def skill still put Ochain ahead or does Ochain have some increased block rate I'm unaware of ?

Looking at Steadfast almost exclusively for Delve holding for LS events to give our PLDs a break.

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#4 May 16 2013 at 3:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I assume you are referencing the +20 VIT on Ochain @ 90 which it seems most plds stop at.

Assuming Steadfast is VIT 15 @ R15 will the 5 VIT difference vs 7% -All DMG +10 and 10 extra def skill still put Ochain ahead or does Ochain have some increased block rate I'm unaware of ?

Looking at Steadfast almost exclusively for Delve holding for LS events to give our PLDs a break.

Thanks


It's not the VIT on the Ochain that I was referring to. Ochain has a large block rate bonus, bypassing the normal hard cap and nearing 100% block rate with good skill. However, on mobs that are high enough level/ raging, it'll become ever harder to block.

Edited, May 16th 2013 5:54am by Vlorsutes
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#5 May 16 2013 at 4:26 AM Rating: Good
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Ok was not aware of this High block rate bonus on Ochain. I really have not taken pld seriously since 75 days of old.

Thank you so very much.

As an aside really enjoyed your Sigs Blog nice write up on FFXI Mythology.
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#6 May 16 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
Yeah, it's the block rate that makes Ochain so impressive. If it wasn't for its ability to bypass the hard cap on shield blocks, then the Steadfast Shield would be better in all situations. As it stands though, the Steadfast is great if you don't have an Aegis or Ochain, and is better than Ochain for magic damage and situations where blocking is difficult/impossible.
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#7 May 21 2013 at 2:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Nice...between that and the Alternator, I might actually have a reason to do Delve.
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#8 Aug 14 2013 at 11:25 AM Rating: Excellent
With the addition of more Shield Skill, the Steadfast has improved a good bit since before. It still isn't quite as good as Ochain or the Killedar Shields, but it's even better now than it was before.
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