It looks like tactics guardian is not passively intercepting attacks on all group members, as I went through quite a few combat rounds without a passive intercept.A focus on defense, shield use for both offense and defense, and guarding one's allies.
OOC description: (A tactic granting a passive chance to intercept attacks on all group members, a chance to counterattack when blocking or parrying, and increased defenses at a slight penalty to offense.)
Usage: tactic guardian. Only one tactic can be used at a time.
Tactic armor encumbrance reductions:
Simultaneously, when I started to guard an ally, I stopped using my block stat and only used my dodge statistic, which was significantly worse than block.
This was after I actively declared guarding.
Incoming standard attacks on me still use my block as it should.** You intercept an attack on a short wiry platinum-blond-haired youthful man with fair skin and hazel eyes! **
An infested marauder swings at a short wiry platinum-blond-haired youthful man with fair skin and hazel eyes with her flint hammer! Melee(d220):124 vs Dodge(d176(-3+x)):67 = 57 (25%)
19 crush damage (right arm)
An infested marauder swings at you with her pine cudgel! Melee(d220(-2x)):33 vs Block(d174(4+x)):133 = -100 (-45%)
>>Eng E:194 B:13 Enc:1 Mrl:+4.91 Ntr:57% Guarding Exp:9%