Tactics

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior attribute. For PvP/PvE-specific gameplay tactics, see Tactics (gameplay).

Tactics is a warrior secondary attribute.

No inherent effect. Many skills, especially defensive skills and skills that aid your allies, become more effective with higher Tactics.

— In-game description

Notes[edit]

  • Many shields have a Tactics requirement; no weapons do.
  • The Tactics line has mostly defensive oriented skills in it. Healing Signet is usually the first Tactics skill acquired and most iconic skill of the line.

Tactics skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Tango-adrenaline.png Energy Activation time Recharge time Campaign
"Charge!".jpg

"Charge!"

Elite Shout. (5...11...13 seconds.) Allies in earshot move 33% faster. Initial effect: these allies lose the Crippled condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
"Fear Me!".jpg

"Fear Me!"

Shout. (1...12...15 second[s].) You have +5...25...30% chance of a critical hit with melee attacks against stationary foes. Initial effect: nearby foes lose 1...3...4 Energy. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Prophecies
"None Shall Pass!".jpg

"None Shall Pass!"

Shout. Knocks down all nearby moving foes. Recharges 1...7...8 second[s] faster for each affected foe (maximum 25 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
"Retreat!".jpg

"Retreat!"

Shout. (5...10...11 seconds.) Party members in earshot move 33% faster. No effect unless there are dead allies within earshot. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
"Shields Up!".jpg

"Shields Up!"

Shout. (5...10...11 seconds.) Party members in earshot have +60 armor against projectile attacks. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
"To the Limit!".jpg

"To the Limit!"

Shout. (10...18...20 seconds.) You have +10...50...60 maximum Health. Initial effect: you gain one strike of adrenaline for each foe within earshot (maximum 1...5...6). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Prophecies
"Victory Is Mine!".jpg

"Victory Is Mine!"

Elite Shout. You gain 10...56...68 Health and 3...6...7 Energy for each condition on target foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
"Watch Yourself!".jpg

"Watch Yourself!"

Shout. (10 seconds.) Party members in earshot have +5...21...25 armor. Ends after 10 incoming attacks. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
"Watch Yourself!" (PvP).jpg

"Watch Yourself!" (PvP)

Shout. (10 seconds.) Party members in earshot have +5...21...25 armor. Ends after 1...3...3 incoming attack[s]. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
Auspicious Parry.jpg

Auspicious Parry

Elite Stance. (8 seconds.) Blocks one attack. End effect: you gain 1...3...4 strike[s] of adrenaline. 1 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Balanced Stance.jpg

Balanced Stance

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You cannot be knocked-down and do not take extra damage from critical hits. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
Bonetti's Defense.jpg

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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Tango-quest-icon.png Prophecies
Deadly Riposte.jpg

Deadly Riposte

Skill. (8 seconds). You block the next melee attack and your attacker takes 15...75...90 damage. Inflicts Bleeding condition. (3...21...25 seconds). No effect unless you have a sword equipped. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Defensive Stance.jpg

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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
Deflect Arrows.jpg

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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Desperation Blow.jpg

Desperation Blow

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts one of the following random conditions: Deep Wound (20 seconds), Weakness (20 seconds), Bleeding (25 seconds), or Crippled (15 seconds). You are knocked-down. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0077 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Disciplined Stance.jpg

Disciplined Stance

Stance. (1...3...4 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block and +10 armor. Ends if you use an adrenal skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Drunken Blow.jpg

Drunken Blow

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts one of the following random conditions: Deep Wound (20 seconds), Weakness (20 seconds), Bleeding (25 seconds), or Crippled (15 seconds). You are knocked-down. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0077 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Gladiator's Defense.jpg

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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Healing Signet.jpg

Healing Signet

Signet. You gain 82...154...172 Health. You have -40 armor while using this skill. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
Healing Signet (Turai Ossa).jpg

Healing Signet

Signet. You gain 160...166...172 Health. You have -40 armor while using this skill. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Bonus Mission Pack
Protector's Defense.jpg

Protector's Defense

Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) Allies adjacent to you have 75% chance to block. Ends if you move. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Riposte.jpg

Riposte

Skill. (8 seconds). You block the next melee attack and your attacker takes 20...68...80 damage. No effect unless you have a sword equipped. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Prophecies
Shield Stance.jpg

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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Prophecies
Shove.jpg

Shove

Elite Touch Skill. Causes knockdown. Initial effect: ends foe's stance and deals 15...63...75 damage if target foe is moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Soldier's Defense.jpg

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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Soldier's Speed.jpg

Soldier's Speed

Stance. (3...15...18 seconds.) You move 15% faster and an additional 15% while affected by a chant or shout. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
Soldier's Stance.jpg

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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Soldier's Stance (PvP).jpg

Soldier's Stance (PvP)

Elite Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster while under the effects of a shout or chant. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Soldier's Strike.jpg

Soldier's Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Unblockable if you are under the effects of a chant or shout. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Steady Stance.jpg

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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Thrill of Victory.jpg

Thrill of Victory

Melee Attack. Deals +20...36...40 damage. If you have more Health than your target, you gain 1...2...2 adrenaline. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
Wary Stance.jpg

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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies