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Holy Shield (Diablo II)

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Holy Shield Icon.png Holy Shield
Magically enhances shield to give defense bonuses.
Class: Paladin
Skill Tree: Combat Skills
Required Level: 24
Damage Type: -
Cast Delay: -
Active
Prerequisites: Smite (1), Holy Bolt (6), Charge (12), Blessed Hammer (18)
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Damage
Defense +% 25 40 55 70 85 100 115 130 145 160
Chance of Blocking +% 14 18 20 23 25 26 27 28 29 30
Smite Damage + 3-6 5-8 7-10 9-12 11-14 13-16 15-18 17-20 20-23 23-26
Duration 30 55 80 105 130 155 180 205 230 255
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Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Damage
Defense +% 175 190 205 220 235 250 265 280 295 310
Chance of Blocking +% 31 31 32 33 33 34 34 34 34 35
Smite Damage + 26-29 29-32 32-35 35-38 38-41 41-44 45-48 49-52 53-56 57-60
Duration 280 305 330 355 380 405 430 455 480 505
{{{Variable E}}} {{{E11}}} {{{E12}}} {{{E13}}} {{{E14}}} {{{E15}}} {{{E16}}} {{{E17}}} {{{E18}}} {{{E19}}} {{{E20}}}
Synergies
Defiance +15% Defense Per Level
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Description

Holy Shield is one of the Paladin's most useful skills. It starts out modestly, but quickly provides a massive increase in both defense and blocking. No Paladin should ever (unless of course they do not use a shield) be without this skill in their arsenal. The extra points towards block makes it much easier for the Paladin to achieve the coveted 75% chance to block (which is max), something most other character must invest heavily in Dexterity to achieve.

Lore

To a Paladin, the shield is a symbol of his faith. Particularly devout Paladins can channel their faith into their shields, bolstering its defensive value with holy energy. The purer his faith, the greater his defense.[1]

References

  1. Diablo II Manual, page 80. Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.