Shield Riposte

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Shield Riposte
Available To Warriors, Rogues
Mnemonic [RIPOSTE]
Cost 20
Requirements none
Prerequisites Shield Bash rank 2
Rank Cost
1 4  
3 12

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 and not impact damage from the reactive Shield Bash. Spikes or flares on the shield activate as normal and can damage the target.

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.

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