Category:Shield Specializations

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Shield Specialization is a maneuver system under the Player System Manager similar to Combat Maneuvers for warriors, rogues, and paladins. Each rank in Shield Use provides one Shield Training Point, which can be used to train in various shield-based abilities and attacks. The SHIELD verb provides access to this system.


Shield size also matters for using your abilities in the following ways:
Chance to hit: Small shields have a 10% bonus to hit, medium 0%, large -5%, tower -10%.
Bonus to end roll: Tower shields have a 10% bonus to endroll if they hit, large +5%, medium 0%, small -10%.


A character may not devote more than one (1) Shield Training Point per level to a single skill.

Types

There are five types of skills available:

  • Active Buff - Active Buffs are skills that must be activated via use of commands, and assist the user with either their attack or defense.
  • Attack - Attack skills utilize and enhance the user's normal attack.
  • Martial Stance - Martial Stances are a classification of skills that provide a significant "passive" benefit.
  • Passive Buff - Passive Buffs are skills that are automatically active once learned, and assist the user with either their attack or defense.
  • Setup - Setup skills are meant to disable a target, and may incur damage as a result of the skill's use.

SHIELD verb

The SHIELD verb is used to train in and activate Shield Specializations. The various skills can be trained via SHIELD LEARN. Skills may be unlearned via SHIELD UNLEARN, and the lists of skills to learn can be viewed via SHIELD LIST. SHIELD HELP {Specialization} provides detailed information on each of the skills.

USAGE: SHIELD {specialization} {target} or
       SHIELD [option] {args}

Options:
  LEARN {specialization}    - Spend Shield Specialization Training Points for specializations
  UNLEARN {specialization}  - Unlearn specializations known to you for Shield Specialization Training Points
  LIST {type} [extra]       - List specializations by type
                            - {type} can be ALL, 
                            - Any profession (or PROFESSION itself) may be included at the end
  INFO                      - Displays your current specialization training info
  FORCERT                   - Toggles requiring FORCERT during roundtime (currently: OFF)
  HELP {specialization}     - List information about the selected specialization
  WIKI {specialization}     - Show Wiki output for the selected specialization
  WIKILIST                  - Show Wiki list output for specializations

Note: {specialization} references above require use of the specialization mnemonic.

List of available Shield Specializations

Name Warrior Rogue Paladin Type Prerequisites Description
Adamantine Bulwark [bulwark] X* Passive Prop Up (rank 2), large/tower shield Reduced RT inflicted on you by physical attacks.
Block the Elements [blockelements] X X Passive None Reduces damage from elemental flares and ball explosions.
Deflect Magic [deflectmagic] X X Passive Shield Focus (rank 3), Spell Block (rank 1) Provides a chance to redirect blocked bolt and ball spells while in aggressive stance.
Deflect Missiles [deflectmissiles] X X Passive Shield Focus (rank 3) Provides a chance to redirect blocked ranged missiles or thrown weapons while in aggressive stance.
Deflect the Elements [deflectelements] X X Passive None Provides a chance to block elemental flares and ball explosions.
Disarming Presence [dpresence] X X Martial Stance Disarm Weapon (rank 2) Martial Stance, chance to disarm on a block.
Guard Mastery [gmastery] X* Passive None Increased effectiveness when GUARDing.
Large Shield Focus [lfocus] X X Passive None Adds attack bonus and CvA with large shields, unlocks other abilities
Medium Shield Focus [mfocus] X X Passive None Adds attack bonus and CvA with medium shields, unlocks other abilities
Phalanx [phalanx] X X X Passive None Work with group members with Phalanx to grant your group extra block chance.
Prop Up [prop] X X Passive Shield Focus (rank 3), large/tower shield Reduced chance to be knocked down from critical damage, CML defense against knockdown maneuvers.
Protective Wall [pwall] X X Passive Tower Shield Focus (rank 3) Reduced DS penalty from conditions on group members/self.
Shield Bash [bash] X X X Setup None Attempt to wallop your foe with your shield, causing stance change/knockdown/RT/minor damage.
Shield Charge [charge] X X Setup None Charge at your foe with a powerful shield attack.
Shield Forward [forward] X X X Passive None Gain a bonus to defensive Shield Use after using offensive shield attacks.
Shield Mind [mind] X X X Active Spell Block (rank 2) Ten seconds of automatic warding success while in defensive stance.
Shield Pin [pin] X* Attack Shield Bash (rank 2) Fake a shield bash, followed by a weapon attack with critical weighting.
Shield Push [push] X X Setup None Push an enemy into another room and give RT.
Shield Riposte [riposte] X X Martial Stance Shield Bash (rank 2) Martial Stance, give extra RT to attacking opponents.
Shield Spike Mastery [spikemastery] X X X Passive None Allows reactive shield spike flares.
Shield Strike [strike] X X X Attack Shield Bash (rank 2) Quick shield bash followed by weapon attack.
Shield Strike Mastery [strikemastery] X X X Passive Shield Strike (rank 3), 30 ranks MOC Start your multi-strikes and assault techniques with a shield bash.
Shield Swiftness [swiftness] X X Passive Shield Focus (rank 3), small/medium shield Reduces dodge DS penalty from shield.
Shield Throw [throw] X X Area of Effect None Hurl your shield at your enemies.
Shield Trample [trample] X* Area of Effect None Knock down multiple targets and give RT.
Shielded Brawler [brawler] X X X Passive Shield Focus (rank 3) Reduces MM penalty from shield.
Small Shield Focus [sfocus] X X Passive None Adds attack bonus and CvA with small shields, unlocks other abilities
Spell Block [spellblock] X X X Passive Shield Focus (rank 3), ensorcelled/anti-magic shield Allows blocking magical bolts and balls.
Steady Shield [steady] X X Passive Stun Maneuvers (rank 2) Reduces the penalty to block chance from being stunned.
Steely Resolve [resolve] X X Active Tower Shield Focus (rank 3) Bonus DS and block chance for a brief period.
Tortoise Stance [tortoise] X* Martial Stance Block Mastery (rank 2) Martial Stance, reduced AS and additional block chance.
Tower Shield Focus [tfocus] X X Passive None Adds attack bonus and CvA with tower shields, unlocks other abilities

*=Exclusive


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