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Basalt Bulwark  

Lore Item No Trade Placeable
AC: 55
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Riposte +8% (30 Max)
DEX: +20 STA: +15 WIS: +15 INT: +15 HP: +100 MANA: +100 ENDUR: +100
Recommended level of 62.
WT: 12.5 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Shield
Lucy Entry By:Elaenya
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-14 01:16:07
Page Updated:Sun May 16th, 2021

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 65

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Zone Name
Doomfire, the Burning Lands
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Where Oh Where!!
# Oct 08 2004 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
where in Fire are the mobs that drop this??
RE: Where Oh Where!!
# Nov 08 2004 at 12:35 PM Rating: Good
Courtyard, not sure name on other servers, but if running through the castle to get to field 2 and the birds etc. its the middle part that you run through that's a central area to pull from inside the first castle.
# Aug 25 2004 at 6:43 AM Rating: Default
The AC Bonus and HP bonus with shield and sword is a major bonus with a paladin tanking a mob that hits over 1500... and dont give me the atck BS with riposte =p, Paladins dont attack when tanking raid mobs, they just taunt, stun, repeat, and pray the heals land, any paladin who attacks while tanking a mob that hit's hard doesnt know how to play his class, AA's are meant to help for exp groups, paladins are back-up healers, Trash tanks, keep the group alive doods, SK's can be the DPS part, even while MA'ing in air or water, the paladin doesnt need to attack, because our agro isnt generated through our attacks (ussually), if not MA'ing switch to 2hs... so saying this weapon is useless to a Paladin isnt right... Last time I checked I wasnt getting groups to be DPS =p!
# Jan 12 2003 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
I've said it on other posts, but it seems a shame that a cleric (who could really benefit from an item like this) is relegated to rolling with the wizzies, chanters and mages for the 5 ac int boost items and not allowed to use something like this (riposte bonus aside). There is a ton of great new stuff in the planes that would be perfect for a cleric but they aren't allowed to use it. Lets face it, when was the last time you saw a rogue using a sheild? (over level 20 that is)

Just my 2 cp.

Inivar Gaddavidda, Wizard of Saryrn
RE: Clerics?
# Sep 14 2003 at 8:41 PM Rating: Default
OK for those posting, you know what 8% of 0 is right? Exactly. If you don't have the riposte skill an item with a riposte mod will not give you that skill. Luckily this item has evryone with a riposte skill, so it's all good
RE: Clerics?
# Sep 19 2004 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
i'm a rogue and i want this. why? well if i go do emp i only have 1 bane weapon. i'd like to get another but i have a better chance at getting this :/ thats the only reason why i want it.
RE: Clerics?
# May 16 2004 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
Hey captain copy what other people said...

He just said in his post "(reposte bonus aside)" acknowledging that the reposte would have no effect with a cleric.

In other news... its not like this is the only Shield from PoP that is only for melees. There are at least three, possibly more, that have similar stats as this one. Basically its for Paladin/Shadowknights and yes... they do use/need shields like these.

Its not like Clerics get shafted, there are tons and tons of Cleric second-handers better than this unless your talking about AC...
# Jan 10 2003 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
at that level there are a negligable amount of pally/sk using a 1h/shield combo...even using the 70ac Shield of Spiked energy isnt a decent enough trade off for the loss in dps as a knight. SoE made most the 2hers in PoP next to worthless and shields are just about as valueable to knights
RE: dissapointed
# Nov 05 2003 at 12:24 AM Rating: Default
Well part of the reason why 1h weps can be better than some of the 2h weps outta PoP is the dmg bonus on weps with lower than 28 dly. Pal/Sk arent meant for dps . In some instances id rather have a good 1her and shield so i have more hps. With weapons below 28dly youre looking at just as much riposte dmg, but at least with a shield its mitigated and ya get more hps. Dps overall is better though on 2h weps due to AA but by no means are 1h weps useless.
RE: dissapointed
# Oct 13 2003 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
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It's a nice shield all around.

Giving up the Knight 2H AA enhancements is not likely (for me anyway), but for fun I sometimes equip this shield and the Ornate Broadsword.

Also, whoever said that the 1H ratio's are barely over unity needs to go look it up, because I have a bank FULL of godly ratio 1Hr's.

Shields for Knights... the other other white meat.

Duke Nicketh
Lord Protector
Personal Friend of Mayor McCheese
Solusek Ro
RE: dissapointed
# Jan 10 2003 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
I gotta agree.

Since the damage bonus on 2handers went up, there were barely any knights using 1h/shield. VI seems to be going in a pathetic method with this; Trying to allow knighs to go offencive or defencive.

Unfortunatly, anyone in this area will probably will go for the edge a warrior tank provides.

Knight 2handers have negative ratios like 40/30 and such while knight 1 hander damage is rarely going over the delay.

Now with AAs like 2 handed bash, speed of the kngiht, knight's advantage, why on earth would any high level knight use a shield?

It makes you wonder why the hell there are shield even being added? Warrios MIGHT use a furious bash shield but I dbout they would give up an EB item to get it. Rangers and rogues are DPS machines. If they get hit, they are going down anyway. The only thing a bard will put into his/her offhand is an instrument or their epic. And of course, they suffer from the same HP/mitigation problem rogues and rangers have.
RE: dissapointed
# Oct 07 2003 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
Not entirely true with regard to a Bard. There is a situation where Bards would make good use of a shield.

If a Bard is relegated to singing AE songs on a raid. There are 2 primary songs a Bard would use in this case. AE resists make use of a drum, and AE mana/heal that uses a lute. With the flooding of the Karana drum on the market almost any raid Bard now has a drum that they can equip in primary. Now you would think having the epic in secondary is the obvious answer, but in fact it isnt the best option. The instrument modifier for the mana song increases the amount of healing that is done, but not the amount of mana regen. During the raid the mana regen is the important thing so the epic isnt really helping any.

Hence a good shield might give that AE Bard a bit more survivability since those AE songs generate a heap load of agro. The extra resists help too. This particular shield is currently the second best Bard usable shield in the game. Well worth the time if you have access to Plane of Fire. A good group can take out the nameds that drop the shield.

Terris Thule
RE: dissapointed
# Jun 05 2003 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
while knight 1 hander damage is rarely going over the delay
Maybe you should try playing a knight? We've had great 1handers since velious. Look up Gem Encrusted Axe and Heavey Bludgeoner , just to name a couple.
RE: dissapointed
# Oct 12 2004 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
Heya Kal.
I have to say that I use my Heavy Bludgeoner and a shield ( which just happens to be this one ) more than I use my 2hslash or 2h Piercing.

In a way using a shield is like duel weilding weapons,I might not bash for as much as others but I do hit for over 100 frequently with it and it all adds up to a dead mob.
Deeply Delicious -ICENI--INNORUUK-

Edited, Tue Oct 12 19:51:05 2004
RE: dissapointed
# Jul 02 2004 at 2:36 AM Rating: Default
OK, war's dont use the same weapons for agro and dps. so why should a Knight. This sheild and a nice 1hdr is great since GoD came out..A knight tanking needs the stats and the agro. I play a Troll SK so with Intense hatred and Bash stun (GoD aa's) A Knight with a 1hdr and bash ALMOST acts like a war with Duel Weild. Now All of Knights 2hd aa's Are great for Raids/Groups when there just call for Dps.

Look again...
# Jan 09 2003 at 7:15 PM Rating: Excellent
ahh its a shield according to pic, not a BP, check again heh. Nice for pallies SKs, very nice in fact.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 09 2003 at 6:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Nice pic on the shield, but where's the one of the BP? BTW although this is a beautiful BP, the guilds that could get here would most likely be farming better BP's for their guildies before being able to attain this.
RE: Nice
# Jan 10 2003 at 3:54 AM Rating: Default
This is a sheild not a BP,that is why there is a picture of a shield.
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