Warrior-specific verbs include GUARD and PROTECT.
The stated GM info was the guarder loses 25% of eir Block (or Parry) and adds 50% of eir Block (or Parry) to the guardee. Thus, two warriors guarding each other would each see a net gain assuming one had at least slightly better than half the other's Block (or Parry) rate.
Uses your shield to guard a target. 25% of your BLOCK skill adds 50% to theirs.
Uses your weapon skill to protect a target. 25% of your PARRY skill adds 50% to theirs.
Side by side
I didn't go hardcore into it. My SBS bonus is 11AS/11DS. This was told to me, and tested later by a GM. SBS had a lovely bug when it rolled out, and the GM actually came to be when I reported it. He told me what he could.
Things that push this bonus up are people with CM (lots and lots of it) and the SBS skill itself.
The SBS bonus is stackable with a LARGE group. So get 10 warriors with all rank5 SBS, and expect to see a 40AS/40DS "ish" bonus.
If I recall, we were told that the SBS skill takes precedence over the the CM skill. So 1 rank of SBS as a capped warrior with 2x CM, means that you only get the benefit of the 1 rank of SBS.
What else... Oh the stackable part was confirmed by a SIMUite (Ildran I think). I did a test with my group, but my group is VERY CM'less ;) The 15 ranks on my bard does squat. ~~Jinsem
[Roll result: 199 (open d100: 132)] Taenris swings his twohanded sword at your wooden shield and connects! The wooden shield splinters and is rendered utterly useless! Roundtime: 19 sec.
[Roll result: 143 (open d100: 76)] Taenris swings his twohanded sword at your wooden shield and connects! The wooden shield splinters and is rendered utterly useless! Roundtime: 8 sec.
Looks like one second RT for each 5 of the endroll above 100.