OCTOBER 17, 2002

Another Patch to Patch the Patch:

Correspondingly, NPCs and Pets over level 30 who are Warriors were granted this ability as well. Certain NPCs and Pets may choose to protect beings that they have an affinity for, if they believe that it will benefit the shielded being. For now, however, there is not yet a way to manually cause or prevent this behavior in pets.

/SHIELD Description in the Game:

This ability allows you to act as a living shield, absorbing 50% of the melee damage intended for another by taking 75% onto yourself. This ability lasts twelve seconds. Damage that you take is not mitigated by other Abilities or Disciplines. Using a shield in your off hand will lower the damage you take. Damage is lowered according to the AC value on the shield.