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[Java Parity] Sword Blocking!

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    Thanks for the idea Custardly23, I always wished for this feature because I play Minecraft on my Xbox One and it does suck.

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    james hagan commented
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    Shield exists

    The idea creator im gonna pretend i didnt see that.

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    BMB1243the2nd commented
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    I remember this from waaaaaay back when. Also james hagan this was posted in 2018 when there were no shields. Just sayin.

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    I want sword blocking back in the latest version:( It's easier and faster. It's also really convenient for bedwars and skywars players. My honest opinion about the shields is- I hate em. I don't have a legit reason other than its slow to take out. I just dislike them.

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    Leo Johnson commented
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    Actually BMB shields have been in minecraft since the exploration update, which was like 2016 or 17.

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    this was removed and is never coming back

     

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    Santuy

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    FaizKTG commented
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    Actually Leo Jhonson, shields have been on Minecraft since the 1.9 Combat Update which was in 2016.

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    NukeNinJared commented
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    Shields exist, and the blocking feature was removed for a reason

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    KnottyJetre commented
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    Pretty sure no one reads these comments. However, Custardly23's idea is good. Yes, shields do exist. They are very good at their job, maybe too good, to the point that it slows down combat. The sword (in the older versions of Minecraft Java) does not fully block damange, but makes combat faster. For the sword block and shield to exist in the same game would, require changes to balance them.

    When it comes to balancing, the sword allows you to block still, but in turn, you still take damange from all angles. Shields would still preform the same way, but with added withdraw backs. Like every time you block, there is a delay which is longer than their current version. During the deployment time, if you get hit, your shield isn't going to work. This would require players to think ahead before putting the shield up. If deployed on time, you will be rewarded with all damnage blocked from wherever you face. Another debuff, is the player taking the twice more damnage if the attacking player or mob hits you, if you attack with the shield up. Making it more risky to hid behind a shield. The sword would be the more the risk-taking, and the shield being the more cautious play-style.

    That is not touching how sheilds can be balance more with tiers, along with maybe a weight system. Wood is what we sort of have currently, would be the fastest among all the shields when rised. In returned, wood is weakest. Netherrite shields would be slowest, but strongest with a knockback reduction.

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    FireDragon052 commented
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    same i wish i can block

     

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    heymynametayy commented
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    I don't think it should use sword durability, it wouldn't make sense for it to do that

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    GruveXp commented
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    Bruh just use shield its much easier

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    Shields exist but it would be helpful if you dont have iron yet. Maybe to balance it out it costs 1.5 or up to 3 times as much durability to block with a sword then a shield.