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A class that uses a shield?

Discussion in 'WildStar Classes & Paths' started by Earl, May 20, 2013.

  1. Earl

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    Hey everyone,

    Sorry I'm newer to the community. Been lurking a bit and reading up on a ton of info. I was wondering if any of the classes actually use a shield that have been announced yet. I saw a screenshot that had a character wielding one, but didn't match up a class to wielding them. Am I wrong in thinking the warrior will be 2 hand tanking?

    I see alot of the class speculation is like a healer and a rifle using class, but where would that leave shields?
  2. Extatica

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    Mayby the unanounced healing class with an off-hand shield? Who knows, but i don't think anyone will have a shield :cry: (altough i'm a big shield fan!)

    As for now the Warrior uses some Chainsaw thingie that mayby acts a wee bit as a shield with some skills?
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  3. Earl

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    Hmmm I thought it looked different then the blade on the arm. Maybe that's what it was though.

    Also... My profile pic is from Naruto. Those are the first 4 Hokage from the Leaf Village
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    I know that warriors use "shields" but I believe they're called ripsaws in Wildstar as it's more than just a hunk of wood or metal but an actual machine they use for protection and possibly even for damage as well.
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    As far as I have heard, there won't be shields in the traditional sense. It'll be more akin to what we usually see in sci-fi based media (like what'd you see in Star Wars).
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    Last I heard all current classes can use shields.
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    I think the ripsaw is as close to a physically visible shield as we'll getting. However, "Science!" has given us all great shields built into our suits. Force fields, yes please.
  9. Kaelang

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    Shields, in space?! Psht! Force fields definitly sound like the better option. ;)
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    I might be the only one, but I like that Carbine isn't using the typical cookie cutter "Sword & Board" type stuff in WildStar. It gives WS its own flare.
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    They have shields similar to Borderlands if I remember correctly (which is less a shield and more a second health bar), and every class gets one, but as for an off hand that offers a chance to block, I don't think so.

    Maybe they will incorperate that into the Circut Board Crafting system to cover that. For example: Find circuts that are only found in/can be used in shields that offer a chance to block. It would make sense, as they said you will only find speed boost circuts in Boots.
  12. cirk

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    Shields are always awesome no matter the setting. I'm really going to miss it, clubbing people with a piece of iron bound wood..

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  13. Kaelang

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    You shall not pass...

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    I can't shield bash people with a soap bubble. Sorry

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  15. Kaelang

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    But, a basic shield can't do this. Meh.

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    I think we better stop before this gets out of hand :D

    Still I would love to see "physical" shields. If everyone is using force-, energy-, whatever-shields whats the point in wearing heavy armor.
  17. Kaelang

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    Haha yeah!

    I do agree though, some physical shields with cool effects would be a nice addition. :)
  18. AnotherJaggens

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    I'd like to see a Proper Shield in MMO one day.

    Inb4 Havel Shield -> Any other shield

    Just marvel at that big boy and weep
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    Id like to see a shield shape, but made out of the same stuff the warrior has with the rip-saw. Its very similar to the tech abilities in Mass Effect

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    Yep all classes have shields though not physical ones it looks like.
    If you look at some of the lastest videos you'll see a blue bar to the right of the green bar, this look like it measures the shield capacity and regens faster than the health bar.


    Though I wouldn't be surprised if one of the warriors abilities summoned a shield to boost defense.

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