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Old March 18, 2015, 20:50   #1
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Are (non-unique) shields ever worth it?

Are shields ever really worth it? Since there is no block mechanic, all a shield does is add a measly amount of AC. This hardly seems worth the trade off versus 2h-ing or specializing in dual wield. I could see a shield of reflection, or of resist, or a unique being a good alternative to get some extra stats, but what about in early game?

Also, I'm surprised I haven't seen any variants with a shield based class, or more involved block mechanics.

What are people's thoughts on shields?
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