Note: Before Defense was announced by Trion as the official English name of this skill set, it was referred to as Fortification or Protection by the ArcheAge community.
Overview [ ]
A warrior who chooses this path of development, will become a master of protection techniques.
Patron of these brave warriors is Shatagon, the god of abundance.
Defense is the tree for tanks and others who want to outlast their opponents. Those who use Defense are tough enough to take whatever the world would throw at them. This skillset includes the game's only taunt skills, health increases and recovery, and increased chance to block. In addition to blocking, some skills may not function without an equipped shield.
Skills [ ]
Active [ ]
Shield Slam Level 1
Swings your shield at an enemy dealing
(150% Melee Attack) Physical Damage and Stun for 1.5sec. 16 Mana
Refreshment Level 3
Increases max health
+386 for 30m. Works on caster. Increases Mettle as damage is received. 26 Mana
Bull Rush Level 10
Shoves an enemy away with your shield, dealing
(108 + 150% Melee Attack) Physical Damage and disabling magic skills for 3.5sec. Also interrupts enemy spellcasting. Increases Aggro +200% for 5 seconds. 49 Mana
Boastful Roar Level 15
Taunts an enemy: maxes your Aggro and causes the enemy to be Shaken for
7sec. Reduces the enemy's Move Speed -45% and Skill Damage -20%. The enemy also takes damage equal to 100% of your stacked Mettle. All stacked Mettle is consumed. 78 Mana
Toughen Level 20
+6 health every second, even during combat. Lasts 30m. Increases Mettle as damage is received. 49 Mana
Revitalizing Cheer Level 25
293 health and an additional amount equal to 50% of your stacked Mettle. Consumes all stacked Mettle. 47 Mana
Redoubt Level 30
Raises a shield around caster for
20sec. Increases Block Rate +25% and decreases Move Speed -10%. Prevents being Pushed or Knocked Down. 92 Mana
Ollo's Hammer Level 35
Summons Ollo's hammer and hurls it at an enemy, Tripping them for
2.5sec. Also deals (245 + 250% Melee Attack) Physical Damage to all enemies within 3m of the target. 420 Mana
Mocking Howl Level 40
Taunts all enemies within
7m to make them attack you for 4sec. Increases Aggro by the amount of stacked Mettle; consumes all stacks of Mettle. 118 Mana
Imprison Level 45
Imprisons all enemies within its boundaries for
20 seconds. Can break with a great deal of force. 328 Mana
Invincibility Level 50
Grants immunity to all damage for
12sec. Effect is canceled if you move. 433 Mana
*Base values of Rank 1 skills. Values scale off ability rank, equipped items, and character level.
Passive [ ]
Skill Points 2+
Increases Block Rate +15% for 5 seconds after a successful Block.
Skill Points 4+
Has a small chance to stun the enemy when blocking a melee attack. If Shield Edge is triggered too often, it will be disabled for 30 seconds.
File:Shield of Steel.png Shield of Steel
Skill Points 6+
Increases Physical Defense +700.
Skill Points 7+
Permanently increases Aggro generation by 50%.
File:Spry Fortress.png Spry Fortress
Skill Points 8+
Decreases Stun and Tripped durations -10%
Skill Points 9+
Increases max health +800. Increases the effectiveness of Refreshment +20% and Toughen +33%.
File:Ursine Roar.png Ursine Roar
Skill Points 10+
Decreases Defense skill cooldown -20%.
Combos [ ]
- if stunned (due to cooldowns some Defense combos need an additional class or multiple Defenders to 'self' combo.)
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