Stance

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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.

Game mechanics[edit]

Characteristics[edit]

Typical effects for stances include:

Equipment that benefits from stances[edit]

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Armor
Weapon upgrades
Inscriptions

Stance canceling[edit]

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.

Related skills[edit]

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 5 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

List of stances[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Core
Battle Rage.jpg 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
Berserker Stance.jpg Berserker Stance Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and gain 50% more adrenaline. Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
Bestial Fury.jpg Bestial Fury Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Your non-attack skills are disabled (5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Bull's Charge.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Burst of Aggression.jpg Burst of Aggression Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. End effect: lose all adrenaline. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Charging Strike.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Dark Escape.jpg Dark Escape Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster and take half damage. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Factions
Dash.jpg Dash Stance. (3 seconds.) You move 50% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinZ Factions
Deadly Paradox.jpg Deadly Paradox Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) Your Assassin skills activate and recharge 33% faster. Disables your attack skills (10 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinDeadly ArtsZ Nightfall
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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Defy Pain (PvP).jpg Defy Pain (PvP) Elite Stance. (20 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health and +20 armor. 5 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Distortion.jpg 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.pngmesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Prophecies
Dodge.jpg Dodge Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster and have 27...65...75% chance to block projectile attacks. Ends if you attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerExpertiseZ Prophecies
Drunken Master.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyDeldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Dryder's Defenses.jpg Dryder's Defenses Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block and +34...55...60 armor against elemental damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Dwarven Battle Stance.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Elemental Resistance.jpg Elemental Resistance Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) You have +40 armor against elemental damage. You have -24...14...12 armor against physical damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Prophecies
Enraging Charge.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Escape.jpg Escape Elite Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Escape (PvP).jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Expert's Dexterity.jpg Expert's Dexterity Elite Stance. (1...16...20 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and you gain +2 to your Marksmanship attribute. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Nightfall
Expert's Dexterity (PvP).jpg Expert's Dexterity (PvP) Elite Stance. (1...16...20 second[s].) You attack 15% faster and you gain +1 to your Marksmanship attribute. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Nightfall
Flail.jpg Flail Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster. You move 33% slower. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Flashing Blades.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinDagger MasteryZ Factions
Flurry.jpg Flurry Stance. (5 seconds). You attack 33% faster. You do 25% less damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngwarrioraWarriorZ Prophecies
Frenzied Defense.jpg Frenzied Defense Stance. (8 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. You take double damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorZ Nightfall
Frenzy.jpg Frenzy Stance. (8 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. You take double damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngwarrioraWarriorZ Core
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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Heart of Fury.jpg Heart of Fury Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Heart of Fury (PvP).jpg Heart of Fury (PvP) Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Heket's Rampage.jpg Heket's Rampage Stance. (5...10...11 seconds). You attack 33% faster. Ends if you use an attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Nightfall
Hex Breaker.jpg Hex Breaker Stance. (5...65...80 seconds.) The next hex against you fails and the caster takes 10...39...46 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Core
Junundu Tunnel.jpg Junundu Tunnel Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 66% faster. End effect: knocks-down adjacent foes (3 seconds). Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Nightfall
Lightning Reflexes.jpg Lightning Reflexes Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Lightning Reflexes (PvP).jpg Lightning Reflexes (PvP) Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Mantra of Concentration.jpg Mantra of Concentration Stance. (1...31...38 seconds.) The next time you would be interrupted, you are not interrupted. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Prophecies
Mantra of Earth.jpg 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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Flame.jpg 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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Frost.jpg 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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Inscriptions.jpg Mantra of Inscriptions Stance. (5...21...25 seconds.) Signets you successfully activate while in this stance recharge 10...34...40% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Lightning.jpg 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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Persistence.jpg Mantra of Persistence Stance. (5...21...25 seconds.) Illusion hexes you cast last 10...34...40% longer. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Recovery.jpg Mantra of Recovery Elite Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your spells recharge 33% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerFast CastingZ Core
Mantra of Resolve.jpg 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 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Resolve (PvP).jpg Mantra of Resolve (PvP) Stance. (5 seconds.) Prevents interrupts against you. Prevention cost: lose 10...5...4 Energy or Mantra of Resolve ends. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Mantra of Signets.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Prophecies
Mantra of Signets (PvP).jpg Mantra of Signets (PvP) Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You gain 5...49...60 Health each time you use a signet. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Prophecies
Melandru's Resilience.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Natural Stride.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Nightfall
Nature's Blessing.jpg Nature's Blessing Stance. (10 seconds.) Affects you and allies within earshot. Heals for 50 and removes 1 hex every 1 second. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Hearts of the North
Physical Resistance.jpg Physical Resistance Stance. (30...78...90 seconds.) You have +40 armor against physical damage. You have -24...14...12 armor against elemental damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Prophecies
Pious Concentration.jpg Pious Concentration Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) Prevents interrupts. Prevention cost: you lose one Dervish enchantment or Pious Concentration ends. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishEarth PrayersZ Nightfall
Pious Fury.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishMysticismZ Eye of the North
Pious Fury (PvP).jpg Pious Fury (PvP) Stance. (1...4...5 second[s].)You [sic] attack 25% faster and remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal effect: this stance lasts twice as long. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishMysticismZ Eye of the North
Pious Haste.jpg Pious Haste Stance. (1...6...7 second[s].) Lose 1 Dervish enchantment and move 25% faster. Removal Effect: Run 50% faster instead. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Practiced Stance.jpg Practiced Stance Elite Stance. (20...32...35 seconds.) Your preparations recharge 50% faster and last 30...126...150% longer. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Prophecies
Primal Rage.jpg Primal Rage Elite Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and move 25% faster. You take double damage. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Factions
Raven Flight.jpg Raven Flight Stance. (5...15 seconds.) You cannot be knocked-down. 0 0 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyNorn rankZ Eye of the North
Riot Shield.jpg Riot Shield Stance. (10 seconds.) You have a 100% chance to block attacks. Spells targeting you fail. Ends if you move. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Core
Run as One.jpg Run as One Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You and your pet move 25% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Rush.jpg Rush Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Serpent's Quickness.jpg Serpent's Quickness Stance. (15...27...30 seconds.) Your skills recharge 33% faster. Ends if your Health drops below 50%. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Seven Weapons Stance.jpg Seven Weapons Stance Elite Stance. (3...17...20 seconds.) Weapon attributes are increased by +1...12...15. You attack 33% faster. PvE Skill 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
Shadow Walk.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinZ Nightfall
Shadow of Haste.jpg Shadow of Haste Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You move 15% faster. End effect: return to your original location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Factions
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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Smoke Powder Defense.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Eye of the North
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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Nightfall
Sprint.jpg Sprint Stance. (8...13...14 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Nightfall
Storm Chaser.jpg Storm Chaser Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster and gain 1...4...5 Energy whenever you take elemental damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Core
Storm's Embrace.jpg Storm's Embrace Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Renewal: whenever you take elemental damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerZ Nightfall
Sugar Rush (Agent of the Mad King).jpg Sugar Rush Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 50% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Prophecies
Symbolic Posture.jpg Symbolic Posture Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) Your next signet recharges 20...68...80% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerFast CastingZ Nightfall
Tiger Stance.jpg Tiger Stance Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. Ends if you fail to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Factions
Tiger's Fury.jpg Tiger's Fury Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Disables your non-attack skills (5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Prophecies
Trapper's Speed.jpg Trapper's Speed Stance. (5...25...30 seconds.) Your traps recharge 25% faster and activate 25% faster. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Nightfall
Unseen Fury.jpg Unseen Fury Stance. Inflicts Blindness condition on adjacent foes (3...9...10). You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes for 10...26...30 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Factions
Unseen Fury (PvP).jpg Unseen Fury (PvP) Stance. (15...51...60 seconds.) You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Factions
Volfen Pounce.jpg 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 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyNorn rankZ Eye of the North
Warrior's Endurance (PvP).jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Way of the Assassin.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinCritical StrikesZ Nightfall
Whirling Defense.jpg 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.pngrangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Zojun's Haste.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Factions

List of form-specific stances[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Distortion (Gwen).jpg Distortion (Gwen) Stance. (4 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Block effect: you lose 2 Energy or Distortion ends. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Bonus Mission Pack
Flee.jpg Flee Stance. (10 seconds.) You move 33% faster. 0 0 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Bonus Mission Pack‎
HYAHHHHH!.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North
Mantra of Inscriptions (Saul D'Alessio).jpg Mantra of Inscriptions (Saul D'Alessio) Stance. (17...18 seconds.) Signets you successfully activate while in this stance recharge 28...30% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Bonus Mission Pack
Raven Flight (A Gate Too Far).jpg Raven Flight Stance. (13 seconds.) You cannot be knocked-down. 0 0 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North
Ursan Force (Blood Washes Blood).jpg Ursan Force (13 seconds.) You move 30% faster and can break wooden barricades. 0 0 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North
Volfen Agility (Curse of the Nornbear).jpg Volfen Agility Stance. (18 seconds.) Your Volfen skills recharge 66% faster. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North

List of monster skill stances[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Battle Scars.jpg 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 01111 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Charging Spirit.jpg 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 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
Corrupted Strength.jpg Corrupted Strength Stance. (10 seconds.) All corrupted plants in the area are invulnerable to physical and elemental damage. 3 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Nightfall
Drunken Stumbling.jpg 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Prophecies
Fingers of Chaos.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
Golem Boosters.jpg Golem Boosters Stance. (8 seconds.) You move 100% faster. Your next attack causes knock-down and this skill ends. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
Infernal Rage.jpg Infernal Rage Stance. (45 seconds.) Your melee attacks hit nearby foes. You gain +1,000 maximum Health and attack 33% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
Jagged Crystal Skin.jpg Jagged Crystal Skin Stance. (monster only) (10 seconds.) 100 damage to foes near you whenever you take physical damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Junundu Tunnel (monster skill).jpg Junundu Tunnel Stance. (30 seconds.) You move 33% faster. End effect: knocks-down adjacent foes (2 seconds). Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0 Nightfall
Mirror Echo.jpg Mirror Echo Stance. Creates illusory images of the caster. 0 0 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Winds of Change
N.O.X. Field Dash.jpg N.O.X. Field Dash Stance. (10 seconds.) Move faster, knock aside foes, and deal 50 damage to them. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
Renewing Corruption.jpg Renewing Corruption Stance. (20 seconds.) If Kuunavang is in casting range when this creature dies, Kuunavang is healed for 500 Health. 0 0 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Riposting Shadows.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Spirit Senses.jpg Spirit Senses Stance. (15 seconds.) You cannot be Blinded or Weakened; attacks are unblockable and steal 75 Health. 0 0 0 07575 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
Strength of Purity.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Winds of Change
Survivor's Will.jpg Survivor's Will Stance. (10 seconds.) 90% chance to block. No effect unless your Health is below 50%. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Hearts of the North
Toriimo's Burning Fury.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Turtle Shell.jpg Turtle Shell Stance. Reduces damage from non-critical hits. 0 0 0 0 Factions
Way of the Pure.jpg Way of the Pure Stance. Attack and move 25% faster (5...11...13 seconds). Your critical hits remove an enchantment from target foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Winds of Change