Phalanx

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Phalanx
Mnemonic [phalanx]
Type Passive Buff
Requirements You must be in a group with at least two active Phalanx-trained members (including yourself). Training in the Combat Maneuvers skill is also recommended.
Available To Warriors, Rogues, Paladins
Available In Shield Specializations
Rank Square
1 2  
2
3
4
5 10

Description

You have learned how to close ranks with similarly trained allies, raising the defenses of your entire group.

Mechanics

There must be at least two capable Phalanx-trained members in a group before the Phalanx bonus may be activated. Each party member that is trained in Phalanx gains a [(Phalanx Rank * Combat Maneuvers Rank) / Level] bonus for themselves to their Block chances, plus a bonus (using the same formula) from the highest two trained Phalanx members. Each party member that is not trained in Phalanx gains half this bonus from up to three other party members. In order for a party member to count towards the Phalanx bonus, they must be able to have a chance to block the incoming attack on their own (which injury or insufficient levels may prevent).