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sly_1
12-28-2009, 07:09 PM
say is there a vendor that sells shield wands? at a higher caster lvl? or barring that potions at higher lvl? or both? thanks!

Beld
12-28-2009, 07:13 PM
no one sells them that I know of.

Check the AH for some higher level ones, but they will be pricey.

Bronko
12-28-2009, 11:28 PM
say is there a vendor that sells shield wands? at a higher caster lvl? or barring that potions at higher lvl? or both? thanks!

You cannot buy these at the vendors but you can find them on the Auction House. Unfortunately they are fairly pricey. These wands come in two varieties, level 5 and level 10, with a corresponding duration. If you are trying to use these on a character that isn't an arcane caster then you'll need to have the UMD skill for them to go off.

There are no potions that produce a Shield effect but there are lots of clickies out there that produce a level 1 effect. That's rather short if you are seeking a prolong AC effect for melee purposes, but if you accumulate several with 5 charges you can usually queeze your way through the roughest parts of most quests. The swapping out is just a pain in the butt. There are also level 1 wands/scrolls but those are just as big a pain as the clickies. On the upside the clickies don't require UMD (unless the item is race-required and needs UMD to be equipped in the first place of course).

Finally, if you are just looking for the secondary effect (ie the protection from magic missles or force missles) then you can also look at Nightshield clickies. There are a few in the game that replicate a 12-15 minute Nightshield effect. The upside with Nightshield over Shield is the boost to your saves that comes with it.

Nysrock
12-29-2009, 12:06 AM
Actually you CAN buy the level 1 shield wands at the wand vendor in the marketplace. Sure they only last for 60 seconds but I find that as long as you watch the timer on them they work find.