The arcane spirit shield gives no damage soaking. Does this make the farseer kiteshield overall better than the arcane spirit shield?
I think you mean spectral? Arcane is for mage offense + defense anyway. Neither mage book, or tome of frost have soak either. Weather farseer is better than spectral is up for debate though.
No I'm talking about the arcane spirit shield. The arcane spirit shield gives +3 more magic attack, +18 more crush defence, +12 more range defence and +3 prayer bonus than the farseer kiteshield so most people thought the arcane spirit shield was better. But now that the arcane spirit shield gives no damage soak, do you think it will be better than the farseer kiteshield, which gives +14% melee absorbtion.
It's not going to get worse if both stats are exactly the same as before
Arc is overall a better shield both before and after the update. The update could only have made arc even better.
If that was the only hit he took, then his OVERALL reduction would have been 30% (assuming his math is correct).
Durr because all combat only consists of your opponent hitting once at 800 durr. overall damage reduction is the value you should care about in 90%+ of situations.
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