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Tactician's Bulwark  

Lore Item Placeable
AC: 35
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STA: +10 WIS: +8 INT: +8 HP: +65 MANA: +85
SV FIRE: +15 SV COLD: +10
Recommended level of 56.
WT: 8.0 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Lucy Entry By:hob
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-15 16:48:48
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Average Price: 700pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 62

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This item is found on creatures.

Drunder, Fortress of Zek (Plane of Tactics)
NPC Name
a Stampeding Piglet
Hinvat Deathbringer

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Drunder, Fortress of Zek (Plane of Tactics)

Uploaded February 11th, 2019 by Drewinette
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Not worth it IMHO
# Mar 08 2004 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry, compare this to a Swamp Spider Mandible at 1/5 the price (if that).

Swamp Spider Mandible
Magic Item Lore Item
Slot: Secondary
AC: 30
Wis +9 Int +9 HP +60 Mana +60
SV Disease: +15 SV Poison: +15
Recommended Level 63
WT: 0.9
Class: ALL
Race: All
Slot 1, type 7

I think this is a better buy, a lot less weight, only 5 less AC and hard to get Disease and Poison resists (and more of them at that). I only got a whole 30 more HPS from the shield vs. the Mandible.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Dec 15 2005 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
Don't get this thing.Whats so special about it?From what I see you can just get a rusting hero shield dirt cheap around 500pp and it has better stats.Why is everyone running around with this trash?
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Apr 23 2004 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
Just got this in Tactics soloing as a necro its a decent Upgrade from swamp spider, but like other guys said I'd probably hold onto my spider mandible for some raids just because almost same stats and mandible has poison and disease resists alot harder to raise than fire and cold(on shield)
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Apr 10 2004 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
Can't bash with the manidble though; only reason I've passed up on all the ones that dropped and went for an actual shield.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# May 10 2004 at 6:53 AM Rating: Default
mages can't bash at all, so that doesn't bother me.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# May 12 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
No...but you could Slam if someone had cast Illusion Ogre, Troll, or Barbarian on ya. Not that a Mage would be in melee range on a raid or anything, but if you were just messing around and had a fun spirited chanty that gets a kick outta morphing peeps...then you would actually gain the ability to Slam, as it is an inherent ability for those races. It's sort of a fun way to livin up an easy LDON. 8-)

Sorry for going off-topic here, but figured the info couldn't hurt those who didn't know.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Aug 02 2004 at 8:09 AM Rating: Default
This is incorrect. Illusions do not impart the innate abilities of that race.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Aug 19 2004 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
get a chanter to cast a barbarian illusion on you and see if you cant make a new SLAM hotkey. Braindead fits.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Aug 20 2004 at 12:18 AM Rating: Default
also, just so you know, ogre illusion also stops you from getting frontal stunned.
RE: Not worth it IMHO
# Dec 15 2004 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
208 posts
Conversely, casting combat illusions (boon of the garou, trickster's, NDT) on a char means they lose their racial abilities - so no Slam for example.

Just a bit off topic :)
# Jan 11 2004 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
Burnished Kite Shield
Weight: 9.5 Size: LARGE
AC: +32
Dex: +8 Sta: +8 Wis: +8 Int: +8
Disease Resist: +10 Cold Resist: +20
HP: +50 Mana: +50
Classes: Necromancer Enchanter Magician Wizard Shaman Druid Cleric
Races: All Races
Slot 1: Type 7


Tactician's Bulwark
Weight: 8.0 Size: MEDIUM
AC: +35
Sta: +10 Wis: +8 Int: +8
Fire Resist: +15 Cold Resist: +10
HP: +65 Mana: +85
Classes: Cleric Druid Shaman Wizard Magician Enchanter Necromancer
Races: All Races
Slot 1: Type 7

Now, these two shields are both very good, but one is slightly better than the other. I bought the Burnished Kited Shield today in the bazaar for 7,600p (on 7th Hammer) Vs. 12,000p for the Tactician's Bulwark. IMO The Bulwark IS better, but it's only slightly better. For me though, the graphic is a big deal about an item.. so I chose the BKS =P
# Jun 28 2004 at 11:36 PM Rating: Default
As a Druid I am looking for more Mana and Wis then any of the other stats, so the Tact would be my choice. I currently use Spamp Spider Mandible, so the look, the Mana, and the Wis are all better IMO

All my resists can use some work, so I am not worried about one vs. the other on saves.
#Kepness, Posted: Nov 26 2003 at 6:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTS on brell server. PST to Wandiil or Wendiil
Tactician's Bulwark
# Oct 21 2003 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
If it's not the BEST Caster Shield, what is?

I've seen many post as the ones listed here, all talk and no help. Here's an idea, post some useful comments to help others in the game?


Baron Handek Fait
Templar Cleric
The Nameless
RE: Tactician's Bulwark
# Oct 31 2003 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
Whorl of Unnatural Forces is in my opinion the best priest shield in the game at the moment.
RE: Tactician's Bulwark
# Jan 20 2004 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
Yea, assuming you are spending a lot of time in Plane of Time...

Everything coming out of there is fantastic, but as far as a droppable shield, this one is nothing to sneeze at.
RE: Tactician's Bulwark
# Oct 13 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
Could someone link this shield for me... How am I suposed to know its the best if I cant see the stats?
RE: Tactician's Bulwark
# Dec 22 2004 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
Here you are:

If you could kill Quarm ;)
# Sep 20 2003 at 4:22 PM Rating: Default
Sini! /hugs =)
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 17 2003 at 7:27 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) very very far from best shield in the game. but once you hit the real game you will grow wiser, just keep comming
#REDACTED, Posted: May 04 2003 at 7:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is hands-down the best caster shield in the game. Priest classes may want to consider a Tae Ew Shield, they are considerably cheaper and pretty close stat-wise.
RE: Uber droppable shield
# May 27 2003 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Hands down the best shield in the game? Dont kid yourself. Perhaps its a nice droppable shield, but no where near the best shield =P
#StrungOut, Posted: Apr 19 2003 at 4:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Really nice upgrade to Orb of Infinte Void
# Feb 08 2003 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
Was told this drops in tactics in a place where groups normally exp.
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