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Revises the blocking skill to allow you to eventually block 100% damage. To balance this, your weapons/shields will ALWAYS degrade

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This mod revises the blocking skill to allow you to eventually block 100% damage. To balance this, your weapons/shields will ALWAYS degrade.

Details
I use some mods that make Oblivion harder, like Maskar's Oblivion Overhaul
When you are encountering stronger enemies sooner, you are going to want to defend yourself. Holding up my shield to block an attack, 
just to watch my character die anyway when the attack collided with my shield, made blocking feel meaningless. I made this mod to remedy that.

At block level 50, shields will block 100% of all damage. At block level 100, weapons will block 100% of all damage.
Now your shield will really feel like a shield, and 2 handed weapon users have something to look forward to when they reach max block skill.
To balance this, the Journeyman block skill that prevents weapons/shields from degrading when you use them to block has been DISABLED.
Now, the durability of your weapon/shield is more important than ever. So if you are a defensive player, make sure to check on your weapon/shield's durability regularly. If you don't watch out, it could break while defending yourself against a strong enemy.
I don't know what the calculations are for hand to hand blocking, and I don't use fists, so I can't tell you how this will effect your fist's abilities to absorb damage. 

I have included an optional bashed patch-mergeable plugin that changes the description of the load screen and level up descriptions to reflect Revised Blocking's changes.

Compatibility
This is compatible with Bashing Reworked and Combat Additions.
Is not compatible with things that alter fBlockMax and fBlockSkillMult, like Realistic Blocking.
Optional download "Revised Blocking - Descriptions 1.0" is not compatible with anything that alters the loading screens and level up screens regarding Journeyman and Master level blocking skills.

Requirements
NONE!

Installation
Download my mod, unzip the file, and Drop the folder titled "data" in your Oblivion directory. 

*Optional* 
If you want the loading screens and level up descriptions to reflect the changes made by Revised Blocking, also download "Revised Blocking - Descriptions 1.0".

Special Thanks
The Oblivion modding subreddit for walking me through the steps for writing the script to disable the journeyman block skill sometime around early 2023.