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John Lynch 106 wrote:I totally agree with you, right now Shields is an Encounter Power in disguise. Frankly I rather see Shield nerfed and the cooldown removed, the idea of a cooldown in cantrips is really unappealing to me.edduardco wrote:Is the 10 min cooldown for Shield really necessary?They want it to be an encounter power, so yes. They've explicitly said they've messed with durations of spells to create spells that last an encounter. So expect more encounter powers to be disguised as cantrips and daily spells.
You can use it every single fight if you want just the armor class bonus. It is the players option to use it to block and then put it on cool down for 10 minutes. If they don't then it gives the constant AC benefit when they use it and can use it every single turn if they wish. If they would let the shield block be used every turn it would have to take more than one action to cast and would limit any other spell casting you do.