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A Stance is a type of skill that affects the user in a beneficial way. Only one Stance can be active at any time, so if you are under the effects of a Stance, using a new Stance will replace the previous one.

Isokeh, Expert Ranger

A Stance is a type of skill that has no activation time and benefits the user. Each character can only have one stance in effect at a time. A small number of stances also have a detrimental effect, e.g. Frenzy also causes one to take double damage.

[edit] Characteristics

Typical effects for stances include:

[edit] Equipment that benefits from stances

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Armor
Weapon upgrades
Inscriptions

[edit] Stance canceling

Stance canceling refers to the practice of replacing the current stance with a new one, in order to speed-up application of an end effect or remove a harmful side-effect. For example, to end the double-damage of Frenzy, a warrior might use Rush and an assassin might use Dash to return more quickly to their original location after using Shadow Walk.

Mechanically, the original stance ends just before the new stance takes effect.

[edit] Related skills

Skills that counter or end stances
  • Warrior Grapple Grapple: touch skill. Ends user's stance.
  • Warrior Shove Shove: touch skill. If target foe is moving, ends target foe's stance.
  • Assassin Mark of Insecurity Mark of Insecurity: is a hex that reduces the duration of stances and enchantments by up to 80%.
  • Some attack skills will end a stance after a successful hit. These attacks cannot be blocked and all but three include the keyword "Wild" in their name.
    • Warrior Forceful Blow Forceful Blow: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked. - Hammer attack, costs 4 adrenaline.
    • Warrior Whirling Axe Whirling Axe: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked. - Axe attack, costs 4 adrenaline
    • Warrior Wild Blow Wild Blow: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked. Always results in a critical hit. - You lose all adrenaline
    • Monster Wild Smash Wild Smash: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked - Mallyx the Unyielding
    • Assassin Wild Strike Wild Strike: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked. - Off hand attack, requires lead attack
    • Paragon Wild Throw Wild Throw: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked. - Costs 7 adrenaline and disables non-spear attack skills for 3 seconds
    • Dervish Irresistible Sweep Irresistible Sweep: ends a stance, and cannot be blocked. - Requires a Dervish enchantment
Skills with effects that trigger if user is in a stance
Skills with effects that trigger if user is not in a stance
Other

[edit] List of stances

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Auspicious Parry

Elite Stance. (8 seconds.) Blocks one attack. End effect: you gain 1...3...4 strike[s] of adrenaline. 1 Adrenaline 0 0 2 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Factions
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Balanced Stance

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You cannot be knocked-down and do not take extra damage from critical hits. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Quest reward warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Core
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Battle Rage

Elite Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) You move 33% faster and gain double adrenaline from your attacks. Ends if you use any non-adrenal skills. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Berserker Stance

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and gain 50% more adrenaline. Ends if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Bestial Fury

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Your non-attack skills are disabled (5 seconds). 0 10 Energy 0 10 Recharge time rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Factions
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Bonetti's Defense

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Gain 5 Energy for each melee attack blocked. Ends if you use a skill. 8 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Quest reward warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Bull's Charge

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster. Causes knock-down if you hit a moving foe in melee. Ends if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Burst of Aggression

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. End effect: lose all adrenaline. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Charging Strike

Elite Stance. (1...8...10 second[s].) You move 33% faster and deal +10...34...40 damage with your next melee hit. Ends when you hit or if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 5 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Dark Escape

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster and take half damage. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Dash

Stance. (3 seconds.) You move 50% faster. 0 5 Energy 0 8 Recharge time Quest reward assassinaAssassin Z Factions
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Deadly Paradox

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) Your Assassin skills activate and recharge 33% faster. Disables your attack skills (10 seconds). 0 15 Energy 0 10 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Deadly ArtsZ Nightfall
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Defensive Stance

Stance. (1...4...5 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block. End effect: gain one adrenaline for each melee attack skill you have (maximum 0...3...4). 5 Adrenaline 0 0 8 Recharge time Quest reward warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Core
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Deflect Arrows

Stance. (1...5...6 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block attacks. Adjacent foes suffer Bleeding (5...13...15 seconds) when you block a projectile attack. 5 Adrenaline 0 0 12 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Defy Pain (PvP)

Elite Stance. (20 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health and +20 armor. 5 Adrenaline 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Disciplined Stance

Stance. (1...3...4 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block and +10 armor. Ends if you use an adrenal skill. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Distortion

Stance. (1...4...5 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block. Block cost: you lose 2 Energy or Distortion ends. 0 5 Energy 0 8 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Dodge

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster and have 27...65...75% chance to block projectile attacks. Ends if you attack. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Quest reward rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Prophecies
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Drunken Master

Stance. (72...90 seconds.) You move and attack 10...15% faster if you are not drunk. You move and attack 25...33% faster if you are drunk. 0 5 Energy 0 60 Recharge time aAny Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Dryder's Defenses

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block and +34...55...60 armor against elemental damage. 0 5 Energy 0 60 Recharge time rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
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Dwarven Battle Stance

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster, you gain +40 armor, and your attack skills interrupt actions. No effect unless you have a hammer equipped. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Elemental Resistance

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) You have +40 armor against elemental damage. You have -24...14...12 armor against physical damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Prophecies
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Enraging Charge

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Gain +0...2...3 adrenaline on your next melee attack. Ends after your next hit. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Escape

Elite Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Escape (PvP)

Elite Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. Ends if you make a melee attack. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Expert's Dexterity

Elite Stance. (1...16...20 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and you gain +2 to your Marksmanship attribute. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Nightfall
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Expert's Dexterity (PvP)

Elite Stance. (1...16...20 second[s].) You attack 15% faster and you gain +1 to your Marksmanship attribute. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Nightfall
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Flail

Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster. You move 33% slower. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Flashing Blades

Elite Stance. (5...25...30 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block while attacking. Block effect: 5...17...20 damage to your attacker. 0 10 Energy 0 30 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Dagger MasteryZ Factions
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Flurry

Stance. (5 seconds). You attack 33% faster. You do 25% less damage. 0 5 Energy 0 5 Recharge time Quest reward warrioraWarrior Z Prophecies
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Frenzied Defense

Stance. (8 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. You take double damage. 0 5 Energy 0 10 Recharge time warrioraWarrior Z Nightfall
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Frenzy

Stance. (8 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. You take double damage. 0 5 Energy 0 4 Recharge time Quest reward warrioraWarrior Z Core
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Gladiator's Defense

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Your attacker takes 5...29...35 damage whenever you block a melee attack this way. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Heart of Fury

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Heart of Fury (PvP)

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 6 Recharge time dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Heket's Rampage

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds). You attack 33% faster. Ends if you use an attack skill. 0 5 Energy 0 10 Recharge time rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Nightfall
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Hex Breaker

Stance. (5...65...80 seconds.) The next hex against you fails and the caster takes 10...39...46 damage. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Domination MagicZ Core
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Junundu Tunnel

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 66% faster. End effect: knocks-down adjacent foes (3 seconds). Ends if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time aAny Z Nightfall
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Lightning Reflexes

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 10 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Quest reward rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Lightning Reflexes (PvP)

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 10 Energy 0 45 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Mantra of Concentration

Stance. (1...31...38 seconds.) The next time you would be interrupted, you are not interrupted. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Prophecies
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Mantra of Earth

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) Reduces earth damage you take by 26...45...50%. You gain 2 Energy when you take earth damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Flame

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) Reduces fire damage you take by 26...45...50%. You gain 2 Energy when you take fire damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Frost

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) Reduces cold damage you take by 26...45...50%. You gain 2 Energy when you take cold damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Inscriptions

Stance. (5...21...25 seconds.) Signets you successfully activate while in this stance recharge 10...34...40% faster. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Lightning

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) Reduces lightning damage you take by 26...45...50%. You gain 2 Energy when you take lightning damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Persistence

Stance. (5...21...25 seconds.) Illusion hexes you cast last 10...34...40% longer. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Quest reward mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Recovery

Elite Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your spells recharge 33% faster. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Fast CastingZ Core
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Mantra of Resolve

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) Prevents interrupts against you. Prevention cost: lose 10...5...4 Energy or Mantra of Resolve ends. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Resolve (PvP)

Stance. (5 seconds.) Prevents interrupts against you. Prevention cost: lose 10...5...4 Energy or Mantra of Resolve ends. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Mantra of Signets

Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You have +3 armor for each signet. You gain 5...49...60 health each time you use a signet. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Prophecies
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Mantra of Signets (PvP)

Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You gain 5...49...60 Health each time you use a signet. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Prophecies
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Melandru's Resilience

Elite Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You have +4 Health regeneration and +1 Energy regeneration for each condition and hex on you. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
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Natural Stride

Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 50% chance to block. Ends if you become hexed or enchanted. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Nightfall
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Nature's Blessing

Stance. (10 seconds.) Affects you and allies within earshot. Heals for 50 and removes 1 hex every 1 second. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time aAny Z Hearts of the North
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Physical Resistance

Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) You have +40 armor against physical damage. You have -24...14...12 armor against elemental damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Prophecies
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Pious Concentration

Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) Prevents interrupts. Prevention cost: you lose one Dervish enchantment or Pious Concentration ends. 0 10 Energy 0 10 Recharge time dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Pious Fury

Stance. (1...6...7 second[s].)You [sic] attack 25% faster and remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal effect: this stance lasts twice as long. 0 5 Energy 0 10 Recharge time dervishaDervish MysticismZ Eye of the North
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Pious Fury (PvP)

Stance. (1...4...5 second[s].) You attack 25% faster and remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal effect: this stance lasts twice as long. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time dervishaDervish MysticismZ Eye of the North
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Pious Haste

Stance. (1...6...7 second[s].) Lose 1 Dervish enchantment and move 25% faster. Removal Effect: Run 50% faster instead. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Practiced Stance

Elite Stance. (20...32...35 seconds.) Your preparations recharge 50% faster and last 30...126...150% longer. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Prophecies
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Primal Rage

Elite Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and move 25% faster. You take double damage. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 10 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Factions
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Raven Flight

Stance. (5...15 seconds.) You cannot be knocked-down. 0 0 0 15 Recharge time aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
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Riot Shield

Stance. (10 seconds.) You have a 100% chance to block attacks. Spells targeting you fail. Ends if you move. 0 5 Energy 0 25 Recharge time aAny Z Core
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Run as One

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You and your pet move 25% faster. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Factions
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Rush

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Serpent's Quickness

Stance. (15...27...30 seconds.) Your skills recharge 33% faster. Ends if your Health drops below 50%. 0 5 Energy 0 45 Recharge time Quest reward rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
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Shadow Walk

Stance. (15 seconds.) Shadow Step to target foe. End effect: return to your original location. Disables your attack skills for 1 second. Disables your stances and enchantments for 10 seconds. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Z Nightfall
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Shadow of Haste

Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You move 15% faster. End effect: return to your original location. 0 5 Energy 0 45 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Shield Stance

Stance. (1...5...6 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block. Damage is reduced by 2 for each rank of Strength (maximum 15 damage reduction). No effect unless you have a shield equipped. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Quest reward warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Smoke Powder Defense

Stance. (8 seconds.) The next time you are struck, you take half damage and inflict Blindness condition (2...5...6 seconds) on adjacent foes. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Eye of the North
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Soldier's Defense

Stance. (1...5...6 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block while under the effects of a shout or chant. Block effect: gain 1 adrenaline. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
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Soldier's Speed

Stance. (3...15...18 seconds.) You move 15% faster and an additional 15% while affected by a chant or shout. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Eye of the North
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Soldier's Stance

Elite Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You have a 75% chance to block. You attack 33% faster while under the effects of a chant or shout. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
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Soldier's Stance (PvP)

Elite Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster while under the effects of a shout or chant. 0 5 Energy 0 8 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
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Sprint

Stance. (8...13...14 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Quest reward warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Steady Stance

Elite Stance. (10 seconds.) The next time you would be knocked-down, you gain 1...3...3 adrenaline and 1...6...7 Energy instead. 0 5 Energy 0 6 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
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Storm's Embrace

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Renewal: whenever you take elemental damage. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time rangeraRanger Z Nightfall
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Storm Chaser

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster and gain 1...4...5 Energy whenever you take elemental damage. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
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Sugar Rush

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 50% faster. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time aAny Z Prophecies
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Symbolic Posture

Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your next signet recharges 20...68...80% faster. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Fast CastingZ Nightfall
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Tiger's Fury

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Disables your non-attack skills (5 seconds). 0 10 Energy 0 10 Recharge time Quest reward rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Prophecies
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Tiger Stance

Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. Ends if you fail to hit. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Factions
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Trapper's Speed

Stance. (5...25...30 seconds.) Your traps recharge 25% faster and activate 25% faster. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Nightfall
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Unseen Fury

Stance. Inflicts Blindness condition on adjacent foes (3...9...10). You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes for 10...26...30 seconds. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Unseen Fury (PvP)

Stance. (15...51...60 seconds.) You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes 0 5 Energy 0 45 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Volfen Pounce

Stance. (10...20 seconds.) You move 15...33% faster and deal 60...100 damage to adjacent targets. Ends when you deal damage. 0 0 0.75¾ Activation time 15 Recharge time aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
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Warrior's Endurance (PvP)

Elite Stance. (5...29...35 seconds.) You gain 3 Energy each time you hit with a melee attack. No Energy gain if you have more than 10...22...25 Energy. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Wary Stance

Stance. (1...5...6 second[s]). You block attack skills. Gain adrenaline and 5 Energy for each block. Ends if you use a skill. 0 10 Energy 0 10 Recharge time warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Way of the Assassin

Elite Stance. (20 seconds.) While wielding daggers, you attack 5...17...20% faster and have +5...29...35% chance to land a critical hit. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time assassinaAssassin Critical StrikesZ Nightfall
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Whirling Defense

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Deals 5...10...11 damage to adjacent foes whenever you block a projectile attack. 0 10 Energy 0 60 Recharge time Quest reward rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Zojun's Haste

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster and have 27...65...75% chance to block projectiles. Ends if you attack. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Factions

[edit] List of form-specific stances

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Distortion

Stance. (4 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Block effect: you lose 2 Energy or Distortion ends. 0 5 Energy 0 5 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Bonus Mission Pack
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Flee

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 33% faster. 0 0 0 30 Recharge time aAny Z Bonus Mission Pack‎
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HYAHHHHH!

Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 11% faster. Use this skill up to 3 times to gain an additional 11% faster movement each time. Ends if you use another skill or stop moving. 0 5 Energy 0 1 Recharge time aAny Z Eye of the North
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Mantra of Inscriptions

Stance. (17...18 seconds.) Signets you successfully activate while in this stance recharge 28...30% faster. 0 10 Energy 0 20 Recharge time mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Bonus Mission Pack
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Raven Flight

Stance. (13 seconds.) You cannot be knocked-down. 0 0 0 15 Recharge time aAny Z Eye of the North
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Ursan Force

(13 seconds.) You move 30% faster and can break wooden barricades. 0 0 0 12 Recharge time aAny Z Eye of the North
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Volfen Agility

Stance. (18 seconds.) Your Volfen skills recharge 66% faster. 0 0 0.25¼ Activation time 30 Recharge time aAny Z Eye of the North

[edit] List of monster skill stances

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Campaign
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Battle Scars

Stance. (7 seconds.) Shiro's attacks gain life stealing equal to the highest damage he takes while in this stance. 0 0 0 11 Recharge time Factions
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Charging Spirit

Stance. (5 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Your next attack deals +50 damage and causes knock-down to all adjacent foes. Ends when you hit with an attack. 0 0 0 20 Recharge time Eye of the North
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Corrupted Strength

Stance. (10 seconds.) All corrupted plants in the area are invulnerable to physical and elemental damage. 3 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Nightfall
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Drunken Stumbling

Stance. (10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and cannot be knocked down. If hit with a knockdown, you gain 1 adrenaline and adjacent foes take 50 damage. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Prophecies
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Fingers of Chaos

Stance. (monster only) (5 seconds.) Your attacks cannot miss Rangers, remove enchantments from Monks, cause conditions on Warriors, interrupt Elementalists, and remove a hex when attacking Necromancers. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Core
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Golem Boosters

Stance. (8 seconds.) You move 100% faster. Your next attack causes knock-down and this skill ends. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Eye of the North
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Infernal Rage

Stance. (45 seconds.) Your melee attacks hit nearby foes. You gain +1,000 maximum Health and attack 33% faster. 0 10 Energy 0 45 Recharge time Eye of the North
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Jagged Crystal Skin

Stance. (monster only) (10 seconds.) 100 damage to foes near you whenever you take physical damage. 0 5 Energy 0 10 Recharge time Prophecies
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Junundu Tunnel

Stance. (30 seconds.) You move 33% faster. End effect: knocks-down adjacent foes (2 seconds). Ends if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 0 Nightfall
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Mirror Echo

Stance. Creates illusory images of the caster. 0 0 0 30 Recharge time Winds of Change
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N.O.X. Field Dash

Stance. (10 seconds.) Move faster, knock aside foes, and deal 50 damage to them. 0 0 2 Activation time 15 Recharge time Core
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Renewing Corruption

Stance. (20 seconds.) If Kuunavang is in casting range when this creature dies, Kuunavang is healed for 500 Health. 0 0 0 5 Recharge time Factions
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Riposting Shadows

Stance. (20 seconds.) Shiro Shadow Steps to the next foe who attacks target and attempts a return attack. If this attack hits, Riposting Shadows is renewed. 0 5 Energy 0 10 Recharge time Factions
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Spirit Senses

Stance. (15 seconds.) You cannot be Blinded or Weakened; attacks are unblockable and steal 75 Health. 0 0 0 75 Recharge time Eye of the North
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Strength of Purity

Stance. Your next 1...3...4 attacks strike for +1...10...12 damage and deal holy damage. If these attacks are blocked or miss, your target loses one 1 enchantment and you lose 1 hex. 0 5 Energy 0 25 Recharge time Winds of Change
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Survivor's Will

Stance. (10 seconds.) 90% chance to block. No effect unless your Health is below 50%. 0 5 Energy 0 25 Recharge time Hearts of the North
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Toriimo's Burning Fury

Stance. (20 seconds.) Gain 33% more adrenaline with attacks. When you use a skill, nearby foes are dealt 75 fire damage and set on fire for 5 seconds. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Prophecies
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Turtle Shell

Stance. Reduces damage from non-critical hits. 0 0 0 0 Factions
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Way of the Pure

Stance. Attack and move 25% faster (5...5...5[verification requested] seconds). Your critical hits remove an enchantment from target foe. 0 5 Energy 0 25 Recharge time Winds of Change
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