I present a partial quote from the chat log:
05:30 < Ischaldirh> So I just wiz-mode upped four shields
05:30 < Ischaldirh> and CM'ed them
05:30 < Ischaldirh> All are +0
05:31 < Ischaldirh> The ebony shield weighs 350, is extremely accurate, and is rather sturdy
05:31 < Ischaldirh> The octiron shield weighs 315, is extrememly accurate, and is almost unbreakable
05:31 < Ischaldirh> The valpurium shield weighs 1050, is highly sccurate, and is almost unbreakable
05:32 < Ischaldirh> and the adamantium shield weighs 3500, is innaccurate, and is almost unbreakable.
05:32 < Ischaldirh> Now with a shield, the single most important stat is the accuracy.
05:32 < Ischaldirh> Which is tied to weight.
05:32 < Ischaldirh> It's strength is secondary.
05:32 < Ischaldirh> A hard shield doesn't actually deflect a blow any better than a soft one
05:33 < chaostrom> compare the octiron shield with one made of GEF
05:33 < Ischaldirh> Unbelievably accurate and almost unbreakable, and weighs 35.
05:41 < Ischaldirh> Arcanite would probably make a better shield than octiron
05:41 < Ischaldirh> It's weighs about half as much
05:42 < Ischaldirh> yet it's still hard as hell, so it's not likely to break
05:42 < Ischaldirh> To be honest an ebony shield will last for a LONG time
05:42 < Ischaldirh> Unless you run into like
05:42 < Ischaldirh> Danny or something
05:42 < chaostrom> Danny could probably break an arcanite shield
05:43 < Ischaldirh> I dunno
05:43 < Ischaldirh> I'll wis-mode test it in a second
05:43 < chaostrom> you do know that anything summoned in WM is weaker than anything summoned in a real game?
05:44 < Ischaldirh> It is?
05:44 < Ischaldirh> Huh.
05:44 < chaostrom> I don't think a test would show what Danny could really do when you meet him
05:44 < Ischaldirh> Well
05:44 < Ischaldirh> if he does break it
05:44 < Ischaldirh> we'll know that the real him could too
05:44 < chaostrom> because when you summon in WM, they've got default stats and equipment
05:44 < chaostrom> in a real game, they're stronger because they take your power into account
05:45 < chaostrom> you know it's possible to meet a mistress with a whip +11 or something
05:45 < chaostrom> well, you're never going to summon one in WM
05:45 < Ischaldirh> The arcanite shield actually doesn't look like much of an improvement on octiron
05:45 < Ischaldirh> you only lose about 70 lbs
05:48 < Ischaldirh> hahahahahahahahahahahhahaaaaaa
05:48 < Ischaldirh> So I summoned Ur-kahn
05:48 < Ischaldirh> I partially blocked ONE attack
05:48 < Ischaldirh> It broke the shield
05:48 < Ischaldirh> and I jumped to level 3 with the shield
05:48 < chaostrom> arcanite?
05:48 < Ischaldirh> No, ebony
05:49 < Ischaldirh> Arcanite survived a partial block (which still killed me, though I AM unarmored)
05:50 < Ischaldirh> Lets see how many hits the octiron shield can take
05:51 < Ischaldirh> I don't think he can break my shield
05:51 < Ischaldirh> It's taken 9 partial blocks
05:51 < Ischaldirh> Octiron
05:51 < Ischaldirh> Of course I'm only partially blocking these hits, so he's still killing me
05:52 < Ischaldirh> Yeah
05:52 < Ischaldirh> I don't think he can break the octiron shield
05:53 < Ischaldirh> Ruby has a hardness of 250, Octiron 275
05:53 < chaostrom> so default Urky can't break octiron
05:53 < chaostrom> what's the enchantment on his ruby halberd?
05:53 < Ischaldirh> Right... in fact, I don't think anyone wielding less than adamant (or diamond) can break it.
05:53 < Ischaldirh> Uhh
05:54 < Ischaldirh> 3
05:54 < chaostrom> I'm going to test it with 8
05:54 < chaostrom> you know that's probably the level it's going to be enchanted when you meet him
05:56 < Ischaldirh> No... when I ran into him
05:56 < Ischaldirh> it was +3
05:56 < Ischaldirh> With my neercs
05:56 < chaostrom> it was?
05:56 < Ischaldirh> yeah
05:56 < Ischaldirh> that guy had 40+ AStr too
05:56 < chaostrom> that's the default
05:56 < Ischaldirh> and 150 HP
05:56 < Ischaldirh> I know
05:57 < chaostrom> well, I'll just jump it to 5 then
05:57 < Ischaldirh> k
05:58 < Ischaldirh> I recommend dual wielding the octiron shields
05:59 < Ischaldirh> And summoning yourself up some armor
06:09 < chaostrom> 0_0
06:09 < chaostrom> Urky broke an octiron shield
06:10 < chaostrom> and all I did was to enchant it up to 5
06:17 < Ischaldirh> Hmm
06:17 < Ischaldirh> Sounds like you need to enchant the shield too
06:17 < Ischaldirh> To be honest
06:17 < Ischaldirh> If you're running into ur-kahn, and you have an octiron shield
06:17 < Ischaldirh> you ought to have it enchanted
06:17 < Ischaldirh> probably up to +5
06:17 < chaostrom> yeah
06:17 < Ischaldirh> Unless you're just that unlucky
06:17 < chaostrom>
06:18 < chaostrom> now the next test is...
06:18 < chaostrom> how long will a valpurium shield and a GEF shield last against Urky AND Danny
06:18 < chaostrom> >
06:28 < chaostrom> 0_0
06:28 < chaostrom> Danny just hacked my adamantine belt +5 into pieces
06:28 < chaostrom> the shields are still all right though
06:29 < chaostrom> 0_0
06:29 < chaostrom> Danny just broke my GEF shield +5 too
06:29 < chaostrom> damn
06:31 < chaostrom> Urky's probably doing his bit too, but so far Danny's the only one breaking stuff
06:34 < chaostrom> looks like a valpurium shield +5 is unbreakable...
06:49 < Ischaldirh> Yeah, so it sounds like
06:49 < Ischaldirh> Hmm.
06:49 < Ischaldirh> I dunno
06:49 < Ischaldirh> I geuss for bosses, valpurium is the way to go
06:49 < chaostrom> yeah
06:49 < Ischaldirh> I'm still going to say octiron is best for normal baddies
06:49 < chaostrom> I mean damn
06:49 < Ischaldirh> High accuracy means better chance of blocking
06:50 < chaostrom> it's not often you'll get hit with both Danny and Urky
06:50 < chaostrom> but to break a golden eagle feather shield +5...
06:50 < chaostrom> I didn't give their weapons enchantments either
06:50 < Ischaldirh> Yeah
06:51 < Ischaldirh> I wonder how it factors that stuff
06:51 < Ischaldirh> I thought it was funny though --
06:51 < Ischaldirh> Urky broke my arcanite shield in three hits
06:51 < Ischaldirh>
06:51 < chaostrom> haha
06:51 < Ischaldirh> Still...
06:51 < Ischaldirh> using any of the iron series materials for a shield is a bad idea
06:51 < Ischaldirh> with the possible exception of meteoric steel, though even then
06:52 < chaostrom> unfortunately, that's the material it spawns in most