Shield specifics and guarding

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User Info: EtherealSoul

EtherealSoul
4 years ago#1
I've been wondering lately about the specifics on shields and what they really mean. How does guard defense play in to damage calculation? And how useful is Guard Efficiency? It seems like if you upgraded it high enough and had abilities with high damage resistance you'd take very little.
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User Info: Vegerunks

Vegerunks
4 years ago#2
I don't know about Guard defense but Guard efficiency does just as it says. It reduces the damage by that much % while guarding. I'm assuming Guard defense further reduces damage by the posted number. It would explain why Abyss gate reduces hp by 95% but gives 450 more Guard defense than any other item in the game.

Imagine Heavy guard level* 70% reduction + 800 damage reduction while guarding. Most things won't be able to do any damage to you while you guard.
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Vic10
4 years ago#3
You could've just searched. :/

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