Shield expert is too expensive

avar0

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Shield expert is a basic skill for shield wielders, but at cost of 6 points i think is really expensive, also considering that armor benefit for wielding a shield is an average of 2 which is not that much, in comparison to using and offhand or a two-hand that does a much bigger amount of damage than one-hand weapons.

In my opinion, getting the max level of shield expert shouldn't cost more than 4 skill points.
 

Sounkeng

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It doesn't

It costs 1 SP for each level... So to get Level 3 Shield expert only costs 3 points.

Out of curiosity what version are you playing? You should be playing 0.9.980
 

VDX_360

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Shield Expert takes 3 skill points to max, which gives: +3 armor, an ADDITIONAL +4 to projectiles (so +7 to projectiles) and that's on top of the shield aspect that sets defense at a minimal 40% of total armor compared to min. 20% without a shield.

There's a notable issue with shield using warriors to keep up with damage of a 2-H counterpart, but the defense ability of a shield warrior is rather impressive and is easily noted when going through dungeons with kill zone archers (archers in protected areas). Couple Shield Expert with Resilience and a Potion of Shielding and it's easy to get armor in the 45-50 range, reducing physical attacks by 20 to 50. Rather tank like.

I'd suggest, if anything, given shield expert a bonus based on player level to help keep it competitive in the late game, but it's skill point cost is cheap.
 

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