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Although it does not offer as high of a blocking chance as fellow unique shield, Gerke's Sanctuary, Stormshield still has a very high chance of block and a fast rate of blocking which is very useful in its own right. This is especially useful in the case of Paladins, who benefit from a higher base chance to block, as well as the Holy Shield skill. In addition, unlike Gerke's Sanctuary, Stormshield is a light shield and does not impede movement.
As its name implies, Stormshield primarily provides resistance against the elements of a storm: Cold and Lightning. Stormshield offers a particularly high boost to Cold Resist, and a smaller boost to Lightning Resist.
Stormshield also has the ability to reduce enemy damage by 35%, the highest such bonus from any single item in the game. This property is especially useful on higher difficulties, where survival is more difficult.
Defense: (136-504) - (151-519)
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 156
Chance to Block:
Paladin Smite Damage: 12 To 34
+3-371 Defense (+3.75 Per Character Level)
+25% Increased Chance to Block
35% Faster Block Rate
Damage Reduced By 35%
Cold Resist +60%
Lightning Resist +25%
+30 To Strength
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 10