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This answer implies that there is no character statistic or class that helps blocking. Is there a passive? This answer lists some of the items that have the +% Chance to Block affix. What are the best-in-slot items with +% Chance to Block?

This is relevant because the achievement An Impenetrable Defense requires a Barbarian to block five attacks in a row. The higher your block chance, the easier it is to get the achievement (I recommend an Iskatu run on Normal for that achievement). What is the maximum Block chance?

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Here are all the items that grant the highest block % in each slot:

  • Helm: Helm of command 8%
  • Ring1: Justice Lantern 11%
  • Ring2: Legacy Justice Lantern 11%
  • Belt: Kotuur's Brace 5%
  • Weapon: Doombringer 7%
  • Pants: Captain Crimson's Bowspirit 4%
  • Shield: Stormshield up to 34%

With these items, it becomes nearly trivial to get the achievement. However, note that some of these items aren't max level items so they aren't optimal for actual use outside of getting the achievement.

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    You're short the Legacy version of the Justice Lantern. With it, you can get up to 80%. – Brythan Aug 3 '13 at 3:00
  • @brythan true i forgot the game treated it as a separate unique – l I Aug 3 '13 at 19:37
  • I got the achievement with just a cheap Stormshield in act IV quest 1, Fall of the High Heavens (normal). – givanse Sep 17 '13 at 15:24
  • With a crusader you can use the passive Hold Your Ground for +15% and Punish for another +15%. It is possible to have 100% block without the Legacy Justice Lantern while punish buff is up. – DiabloMonkey Mar 27 '14 at 14:41
  • @DiabloMonkey this answer probably needs an update for 2.0 anyway. – l I Mar 27 '14 at 14:42

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