Ok, if you run a Samurai-Paladin (Bushido-Chivalry) then you probably know not to use a shield as your Bushido does better blocking than your Parry skill will. (see this link for info on that). My question is...I wanted to use a Lajatang for its Damage Over Time battle effect, and it hits pretty hard. But I found that when I was using a Double Bladed Staff I was blocking FAR more effectively than I was when using the Lajatang. The only thing I can guess that may cause this is the swing speed on the weapon. Can anyone offer any ideas why I seem to block more using the Double Bladed Staff instead of the Lajatang?