Post by cathedralmaster on Dec 28, 2006 21:00:22 GMT
Was wondering if the preservation shield was UR and if not, whether it could be made UR?
Right now, it seems a lot rarer than any UR - I haven't seen one drop since July. On the other hand, I have one of just about every one of the UR shields and I've seen enough of the frying pan shield (Oridun's eye) to equip a small army. That just doesn't seem right - that a rare would be more rare than an ultra rare. What's more, the perservation shield has better abilities than most of the UR shields (ie. implode immune).
I think you are mistaking one specific useful ability (immunity to implosion for non-Str tanks) for generally better abilities. I've found three of these in my general looting runs, I tend to use this shield for specific situations then swap to an UR one for improved ac when they run out of implosions. When you consider the quantity of rare items there are out there the chance of getting a specific one (assuming there is no bias) is quite low.
cath u are unlucky i have found 5 or 6 of them in drow i use them with My AA to soak up im[plode even though i only need to roll a 1 but that seems to happen to much andi would much rather not take the chance