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Increased Blocking Speed, more commonly called "fast block" or IBS, helps characters block more frequently.

Description[edit]

A character goes into block animation if its opponent succeeds in the hit check and the character succeeds in a blocking check. The character can do nothing else during the blocking animation. Blocking is only possible while engaged in melee combat, or while walking. (Not while running.) See the blocking article for more details.

Improvements to faster blocking are difficult to achieve since the bonuses to it are found almost exclusively on shields.

  • In some cases the equipped weapon influences the blocking speed.
  • The Assassin's Weapon Block skill is also affected by her Faster Block Rate, and the same values as for shield blocking apply.
  • Act 3 mercenaries do not block even though they are capable of using a shield.
  • In classic D2, this modifier was found only on Culwen's Point, and it had no effect.


Class Block Table[edit]

Class Weapon / Skill / Form Block Frames
17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Amazon 1H swinging weapon (*) 0 4 6 11 15 23 29 40 56 80 120 200 480        
Other weapons                         0 13 32 86 600
Assassin all                         0 13 32 86 600
Barbarian all                     0 9 20 42 86 280  
Druid Human form             0 6 13 20 32 52 86 174 600    
Bear form           0 5 10 16 27 40 65 109 223      
Wolf form                 0 7 15 27 48 86 200    
Necromancer all             0 6 13 20 32 52 86 174 600    
Paladin normal                         0 13 32 86 600
with Holy Shield                               0 86
Sorceress all                 0 7 15 27 48 86 200    
Class Weapon / Skill / Form 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Block Frames

(*) 1-handed swinging weapons include 1-handed axes, clubs, 1-handed maces, orbs, scepters, 1-handed swords, 2-handed swords wielded in one hand, throwing axes, and wands.




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