[PnP] Enchanting Shields

Alex Koponen akoponen at mosquitonet.com
Sat Mar 26 05:42:24 CET 2005

Weapons can be enchanted to increase their Hit Chance.
It seems reasonable that one could enchant a shield to improve its 
ability to block (call it Blocking Chance). Where an enchanted weapon 
seeks out the best way to injure the foe the enchanted shield could move 
to the best place and angle to block the enemy's blow.

Using the Hit Chance of EL+1 that enchanted weapons to effectively add 
to the weilder's weapon EL for the purposes of hitting, one would use 
the shield's Blocking Chance or EL+1 to effectively add to the user's 
shield skill for purposes of blocking.

Since Shields have AV+User's EL for purposes of damaging the shield the 
Blocking Chance would be added to the User's EL for calculating whether 
a shield would take damage. A shield enchanted for both AV and for 
Blocking Chance be much less likely to be damaged or broken than the 
same type shield that wasn't enchanted. 

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