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bennyson
10-23-2014, 12:29 PM
All other combat style feats (THF, SWF, TWF) are a set of three feats, while Shield Mastery only has two...

So why isn't there a third Shield Mastery feat?

(Disclaimer)Here's just me filling out on how it would look.

Shield Mastery:
+3 PRR when using bucklers or small shields
+5 PRR when using heavy shields
+10 PRR when using tower shields
+3 Doublestrike
+3 Melee Power

Improved Shield Mastery:
+5 PRR when using bucklers or small shields
+10 PRR when using heavy shields
+15 PRR when using tower shields
+6 Doublestrike
+6 Melee Power

Greater Shield Mastery:
+10 PRR when using bucklers or small shields
+15 PRR when using heavy shields
+20 PRR when using tower shields
+10 Doublestrike
+10 Melee Power

Just an idea...although I hope it at least gets a "read by a dev" response.

unbongwah
10-23-2014, 12:41 PM
You improve the Shield Mastery feats with Legendary Shield Mastery, which almost doubles the doublestrike bonus: from +8% to +15%. You can also take Imp Shield Bash, the not-so-hidden third feat in the lineup; Vanguard bonuses actually make shield-bashing relevant. Plus most S&B builds will either go the SWF Swashbuckling or the THF (w/b.sword or d.axe) Vanguard route, which makes S&B more feat-intensive than the other combat styles already, not less.

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Lonnbeimnech
10-23-2014, 12:47 PM
All other combat style feats (THF, SWF, TWF) are a set of three feats, while Shield Mastery only has two...

So why isn't there a third Shield Mastery feat?

(Disclaimer)Here's just me filling out on how it would look.

Shield Mastery:
+3 PRR when using bucklers or small shields
+5 PRR when using heavy shields
+10 PRR when using tower shields
+3 Doublestrike
+3 Melee Power

Improved Shield Mastery:
+5 PRR when using bucklers or small shields
+10 PRR when using heavy shields
+15 PRR when using tower shields
+6 Doublestrike
+6 Melee Power

Greater Shield Mastery:
+10 PRR when using bucklers or small shields
+15 PRR when using heavy shields
+20 PRR when using tower shields
+10 Doublestrike
+10 Melee Power

Just an idea...although I hope it at least gets a "read by a dev" response.
Not only that but the other styles have epic feats, perfect thf, perfect twf, perfect swf.


You improve the Shield Mastery feats with Legendary Shield Mastery, which almost doubles the doublestrike bonus: from +8% to +15%. You can also take Imp Shield Bash, the not-so-hidden third feat in the lineup; Vanguard bonuses actually make shield-bashing relevant. Plus most S&B builds will either go the SWF Swashbuckling or the THF (w/b.sword or d.axe) Vanguard route, which makes S&B more feat-intensive than the other combat styles already, not less.

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Though if it was to be made equal to other fighting styles, it would lock out taking thf and swf...

Dandonk
10-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Shield combat does have three feats, like any other style - namely Shield Mastery, Improved Shield Mastery and Improved Shield Bash.

I could get behind a Perfect Shield Mastery feat, but really, vanguard is quite powerful enough atm.

unbongwah
10-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Though if it was to be made equal to other fighting styles, it would lock out taking thf and swf...
If and when Turbine decides to make Shield Mastery feats mutually exclusive with THF/SWF feats, then I might agree they should give S&B a little extra kick to offset the loss. But we're not there yet.

A Perfect Shield Mastery ED feat does make sense, though: perhaps +5% doublestrike +10 MRR/PRR with shield equipped? I'd probably make it so the doublestrike bonus doesn't stack with PTWF; so in essence you'd take PSM instead of PTWF to gain the same doublestrike bonus plus a little more PRR, rather than an useless offhand doublestrike bonus.