Ability Idea: Basic Defenses

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Reslior
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Ability Idea: Basic Defenses

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Identical to Graceful Dodge, but for shields. Use 85% of armor skill in place of shield skill when determining Block rolls. All warriors + Bards, Rangers, Treasure Hunters.
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Karjus
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Re: Ability Idea: Basic Defenses

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Reslior wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:42 pm Identical to Graceful Dodge, but for shields. Use 85% of armor skill in place of shield skill when determining Block rolls. All warriors + Bards, Rangers, Treasure Hunters.
Not opposed to the general idea, but the difference with Graceful Dodge is that it's a secondary skill for a primary defensive skill. This would technically be a primary substituting for a primary. I realize currently armor skill is pretty irrelevant, and most people never go beyond 300 skill but you're potentially looking at a pure defensive ability doubling up.

Perhaps something more like...

Bracing Ward
A % of the character's armor skill is applied to the max roll for shield block against certain attack styles (trample/charges/mighty blow/etc) Any stagger from said attack even if successful is halved. The character also gains a brief balance replenishment.

Just spinning stuff, and I definitely would only make it Guardian instead of a generic.
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