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I tested out all the pioneer shields (aka ancestral shields). The block rate below is that of a veteran fighter (agility 6) using Lv.25 Back Guard. Appearance indicates which normal shield (available from NPC) a pioneer shield looks like when equipped. The block rates of other stances (Lv.25) can be calculated accordingly: High Guard (+22), The Defender (+26), and Stave Guard (-7).


PIONEER SHIELDS
Level
DEF
Block
Appearance
1
6
32
Buckler
20
9
34
Iron Shield
40
12
36
Kite Shield
60
16
38
Templar Guard
80
20
40
Crusader Ward
100
24
42
Royal Guardian

The Lv.80 pioneer shield is only slightly worse off than Lv.84 Elite Royal Guardian (DEF 22, Block 41). Of course, being a pioneer item, pioneer shields do not end up with "blanks" when using enchantment chips. But the bad thing is that you cannot get DR+2 option on the shield.



See also the other blog entry on Pioneer Equipment. In Sword of the New World, glazium is called polish and pioneer equipment are called ancestral equipment.

Edit: Thanks to DeLaFeuillade of Orpesia for additional information on Lv.100 pioneer shield!

2 Comments:

Hi. Ive heard you played SOTNW and i was wondering if you could (if its not too much to ask..) share with me the se.ipf that sotnw has.

thnks. i would really appreciate it.

Sure. I'd upload it one of these days. I'd post the link on my blog when it's done.

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