Shield Riposte is a martial stance and shield specialization that allows you to counterattack with shield bashes against enemies that strike you with melee attacks while you are in a forward or greater stance. The effectiveness of these reactive bashes is determined by your ranks in Shield Bash.
- Rank 1: 50% chance to react, one reactive bash per 5 seconds
- Rank 2: 75% chance to react, one reactive bash per 4 seconds
- Rank 3: 100% chance to react, one reactive bash per 3 seconds
Larger shields reduce the chance to react (-5% per shield size above small), but inflict greater RT.
Note that Shield Riposte activates when you are actually hit and not on a successful block.
The example below shows a successful riposte with a flaring shield. (Note: the penalty in the log was due to size difference between halfling and stone troll. There is no additional penalty for Shield Riposte)
A stone troll swings a war hammer at you! AS: +296 vs DS: +288 with AvD: +19 + d100 roll: +77 = +104 ... and hits for 1 point of damage! Hit glances off your hip. ** Reacting instantly to the blow, you lash out with your imflass buckler at the stone troll! ** [Roll result: 151 (open d100: 68) Penalties: 36] Your attack connects! A stone troll is knocked off-balance! ** Your imflass buckler releases a quivering wave of disruption at the stone troll! ** ... 25 points of damage! Minor muscle tearing on the stone troll's right leg. The stone troll is stunned! >