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RCH Sir Lab said:
E.T.A. on Theaters of blood?


It's yet to go through the polls, so it's still a far way off! Some of the early environment work is looking very nice though, images will be shared within the coming months.

01-Feb-2018 12:29:30

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Huge said:
Huge said:
Also:

Magic shields require x2 magic logs to create.

However, they have the same alch value as magic long (u), which only requires 1 magic log.

Magic shields alch for 768 (2 magic logs)
Magic long (u) alch for 768 (1 magic logs)

This is the same for the maple, yew and I would assume redwood too.

Will this be changed to double?

Magic shields to alch for 1536 and double for the rest of the shields from their logs too.


The unfinished shields, much like the unfinished bows are not designed to be alched for a profit. To achieve best alch rates you'll need to add the leather & nails. This is because to alch two magic longbows(u) you'll need 2 nature runes rather than just 1 for the shields.

Perhaps it could be halfway between the two values, but I'd rather undershoot first and review player sentiment before making any rash decisions.

01-Feb-2018 13:01:18

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Huge said:
Redwoods now require 92 fletching. Fixed :)
But the alch value of the redwood shield is the same as yew shield alch value (968)


I wanted to make redwood logs have a use, but I'm not a fan of drastically increasing their monetary value so quickly, which would've been the case if they had a larger alch value than magic logs. Once the shield has had the leather and nails attached, the alch value is higher than the lower tier shields.

01-Feb-2018 13:05:37

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Iron Swinkk said:
Do the Leather Shields also work like an Anti-Fire Shield? or a DFS? Would be nice tho... Or it would be kinda worthless for the ranged dragon killers, although the extra range bonus and defence bones seem nice anyways.... Myths say that dragons can't obtain any fire as a damage when hit by it. Their skin is as hard as mithril, and as burnable as diamond... This would only decrease the damage when you wear the shield tho, the other dragon leather pieces wouldn't cover a person completely in a logical way ...

Any thoughts??


If you want a range off-hand and a dragonfire shield in 1 slot, I'd suggest using a dragonfire ward. You wouldn't expect a rune kiteshield to block dragonfire, so a leather shield shouldn't either.

Fortunately most dragons can't reach a pesky little ranger with their dragonbreath attack, so as long as you're careful, you can still use these shields for dragon hunting.

01-Feb-2018 14:21:37

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Sir Steelste said:
For a mid tier item these shields have some VERY high requirements to make. 90 Woodcutting , 92 Fletch, 89 Smithing, and 83 Crafting, these requirements are very high for an item that is at best considered mediocre. The nails requirements should either be removed or allow for any kind of nails to be used (Could have a succeed/fail chance based on nail type with rune being 100% success)


Much how we don't expect a player to have 85 mining and 99 smithing to own a rune platebody, the same goes with the shields. Trade someone in game, have a chat and make a friend, this is an MMO after all :P (Or use the GE, it's your decision!)

And for ironmen, well... the blue dhide shield only requires 69 crafting (why not cut some mushtrees on fossil island and make a pie? That's a 4 crafting level temporary boost!) and isn't that much worse than the black/red dhide shields.

01-Feb-2018 17:19:28

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01-Feb-2018 17:19:29

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Jakatron said:
As much as this is a step forward in introducing a use for the redwood logs, this current highest woodcut requirement log does not have a balanced alch value in both the incomplete and complete redwood shield to match its requirements. This provides no additional value or reason in woodcutting the redwood log. The other logs in game has the potential to be fletched into a bow, which gives greater alch value and in turn makes them a more viable method of woodcutting, this is clearly something missing from the redwood log.

Is this something you guys are looking in to? P.S yes i am stocking up on redwood logs :P


Giving a new use for redwood logs isn't the same as making them worth more. We know players are stockpiling them and that is exactly the reason why the alch values are lower than expected.

02-Feb-2018 09:38:44

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