[PnP] Enchanting Shields
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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