A great defensive shield, Gerke's Sanctuary is a good option for physical fighters that prefer defensive bonuses to offense.
Gerke's Sanctuary has the highest chance to block out of all unique shields. Not only Paladins, but all classes can almost max out their block by using Gerke's Sanctuary. This and its high defense make Gerke's Sanctuary a sanctuary indeed.
Perhaps as a secondary property, Gerke's Sanctuary also gives a bonus to Life Replenish. Although no skill increases Life Replenish (unlike what Warmth does for Mana), it can be raised to effective amounts when combined with items such as Manald Heal, The Rising Sun, Skin of the Flayed One, or Verdungo's Hearty Cord.
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 133
Chance to Block: