Shield is not in a good place right now.
When shield would be like health(no random removal and such) but with his elemental effect immunity, then i wouldnt mind an on death nova wich guaranteed ele effect because not all enemys have that then.
It is true that you have then with shields a higher “effective hit points” pool but you have much less dmg mitigation because of the lack of armor.
I feel like it would give three options for cabalist’s.
- The shield route with Arcane shield/resilience and shield booster.
- The armor/health route with Drain Life, Broms and Venom armor.
- The hybrid wich uses both in trade of dmg when they rly want to be tanky.
Same with the Guardian, Shield of Faith, Shield Wall or Prayer of Healing and auras.
The MM could use T-Stance with overshield aswell and make use of the invisibility time to recharge his shields.
Personaly i wouldnt mind then when electric enemys would do more dmg agains shields BUT not as extreme like back then, just a bit more ~50%+. It should feel like, you see them and know you have to be a bit more carefull now.
High health has ignite and poison as his nemesis, so i feel like this would be fair.