Block effect

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A block effect is the result of a successful block while under the influence of a skill. Typical effects can be beneficial to the user (e.g. removing conditions), negative for the foe (adding a condition or bonus damage), or come at a cost (e.g. damage to the spirit that help the user to block).

Skills with a block effect[edit]

See also: List of blocking punishment skills
Icon Name Description Other 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Burning Shield

Skill. (3...8...9 seconds.) Blocks the next attack skill against you. Inflicts Burning condition (1...5...6 second[s]) if it was a melee attack. No effect unless you are wielding a shield. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Eye of the North
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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 warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Displacement

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range have 75% chance to block. Block effect: this spirit takes 60 damage. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist CommuningZ Factions
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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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Dagger MasteryZ Factions
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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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Magnetic Aura

Enchantment Spell. (1...4...5 second[s].) Block the next attack against you and reflect 10...42...50 damage to the attacker. If you are Overcast, enchant party members in earshot. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Prophecies
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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 warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Shield Bash

Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) You block the next attack skill. Causes knock-down and +15 second recharge if it was a melee skill. No effect unless you are wielding a shield. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Shield Guardian

Enchantment Spell. (1...3...4 second[s]). Party members in earshot have a 75% chance to block attacks. Block effect: Allies in earshot are healed for 10...34...40, and Shield Guardian ends. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.5001.5Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Protection PrayersZ Factions
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Shield of Force

Flash Enchantment Spell. (1...13...16 second[s].) Blocks the next 1 attack against you. Knocks down and inflicts Weakness (5...17...20 seconds) on all adjacent attacking foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
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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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core