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. These reactive bashes inflict roundtime only from the reactive Shield Bash and not impact damage. Shields with spikes or flares can trigger normally.
- 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.