Skyrim talk:Fortify Block
What is the cap for Block effectiveness? Is it possible to reach full damage reduction from melee attacks?
How many is the number of Fortify Block % which results in the maximum possible damage reduction? I mean you can have up to four items equipped which increases it and you can increase it beyond 40% per item. There is the Block skill power perk (5/5) too... Just asking because it must be unneccessary to have so many items, there has to be a limit with the percentages. Thanks. — Unsigned comment by 188.8.131.52 (talk) at 01:50 on 26 December 2011
- Fortify Block has the same damage cap as the armor cap. Which is 80% reduction. I had tested this myself by having A) a shield and ring with 40% block on each and B) having a shield, ring, and amulet with 40% block on each one.
- A) a total of 80% block
- B)a total of 120% block
- I tested this on a giant and the damage was exactly the same when I had either Set A or Set B — Unsigned comment by 184.108.40.206 (talk) at 09:20 on 6 January 2012
- Seems to cap out at around 85%
- going by this thread here: http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1294892-max-block-absorb/#entry19589131
- So it looks like the damage mitigation cap for blocking is 85%, on top of the 80% from your armor reduction. 100 block skill appears to get you about halfway there, and it looks like you can get the other 50% of the way either through taking the five perks for additional block percentage or through fortify blocking enchantments. — Unsigned comment by 220.127.116.11 (talk) at 21:20 on 10 January 2012
Enchantment Vs Potions
The description of the enchantment explicitly states SHIELDS, while the potions simply state blocking. As far as I can tell in the game code itself there is no checks made to see if the player is wearing a shield. This means either:
A) The enchantment's description is erroneous, and Stendarr's blessing affects parrying as well as blocking.
B) The potions description is not explicit enough and the game is hard-wired to only apply BlockMod values to shields.
Any idea which is true? (I'm gonna run some tests of my own but wondered if the answer is already there) --18.104.22.168 15:49, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
- I would think that you wouldn't require a shield for the enchantment to work, but I'm not entirely sure. --VikingRevent (talk) 08:46, 27 February 2013 (GMT)
- Yes it applies if you block with a weapon only, despite what the enchantment description says about blocking with your shield. I tested it with a one handed weapon with 3 block enchantments totaling about 80 percent block. Healed then unequipted the enchantments still keeping the exact same armor ratting and the same enemy did noticeably more damage while blocking. I assume it would work with two handed weapons as well, but I havn't tested it. — Unsigned comment by 22.214.171.124 (talk) at 21:55 on 21 May 2014 (GMT)
Shield vs 1H vs 2H
Can anybody give a rundown of the effectiveness differences between shield, 1H and 2H?(will using fortify block enchantments extend the effectiveness of 2H blocking up to cap?) — Unsigned comment by 126.96.36.199 (talk) at 03:18 on 15 September 2012 (GMT)
Is the info correct?
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Okay so the enchantment says you block more than you did before the applied effect, in percent. It doesn't say it reduces physical damage by given percent. So I think the article is misleading in a way of handling the meaning of the effect.
So let's say you block 30 points of damage without it. After you apply a 40% Fortify Block. Then you will block 42 points of damage and not 40% of the incoming physical damage. What do you think? --188.8.131.52 17:32, 9 November 2013 (GMT)