Evasion Techniques generally protect you from attacks rather than damaging your enemies. Evasion techniques are improved with Evasion Power.

Evasion techniques can be "Broad" or "Directional". Most evasion Techniques fall under the former category, meaning they block all attacks in during a single pass. However, some techniques only block the opponent you are specifically targeting that round. For details, see Directional Evasion.

There is some weirdness going on with techniques that change to a different damage type other than the one listed in their technique description. (eg. Channel Inspiration with the appropriate inspiration effect active may not get blocked??) Needs spading if this is a bug or intentional or how this works.

Legend (technique derived from)
Limited time content Quests
Unearthly Quest derivatives
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Evasion Techniques

Other techniques that Evade Damage

NOTE: Techniques which block damage as a "side effect" work subtly differently than regular Evasion — they will block damage for the "base form" of the technique, but not if it changes form. For example Clashing Blow normally blocks Melee damage, but will not block Melee Damage if it coming from Channel Inspiration, because Channel Inspiration is not a Melee technique in its base form.

Evasion Technique Info

Results in parentheses require additional conditions - see individual pages for details.

Technique Type Chain Stat Defense Against Dir Notes
Behind the Mask Evasion 3 Strength 4 M (R) S ? Becomes a Stealth attack as the opening Technique in a Chain or following other Evasion
Carapace Block Evasion 3 Will 8+ M (R) (E) (Y) improved with a shield or mite carapace equipped
Dancing Blade Melee 3 / 5 Reflexes ? M ? (as bonus closer attack)
Glass Helm Evasion 3 Will ? (M) (R) (E) S
Parry Evasion 3 Reflexes 15+ M (E) Y
Shield Block Evasion 3 Strength 4 M (R) (F) (E)
Clashing Blow Melee 4 Reflexes ? M ? Attacks also, when greater MP
Cyberbowl Rush Melee 4 Reflexes 4 ? R ? ? ? Attacks otherwise, only Long Distance
Dance of Silver Evasion 4 Reflexes 8 R F (E) (S) ?
Dive for Cover Evasion 4 Reflexes 4+ M R F
Flowing Glow Etheric 4 Reflexes 6 M R ?
Foresee Evasion 4 Perception 8? E S ? while Etheric
Lesson of Flowers Evasion 4 Will 9 ?(M) ? ?(F) ?(E) ?(S) ?
Light in the Shadow Fire 4 Will ? E ? (with ancient candle equipped)
Living Spear Melee 6 Will ? (M) ? ? ? ? ? Only if following other bug techniques; Attacks also
Masked Evasion Evasion 4 Reflexes 4+ M (R) F ?
Moodlight Blinding Stealth 4 Reflexes ? R S Y
Open Parasol Evasion 4 Will 8 M R F Y Requires parasol and Etheric
Patchwork Defense Evasion 4 Reflexes 4 M R F* (E) ?
Practiced Step Evasion 4 Reflexes 5 M R ? can also attack
Predatory Leap Evasion 4 Strength 2+ M R (E) ?
Scatter Jacks Evasion 4 Reflexes 8 M ? Innefective against flying/swimming opponents
Scripted Dance Evasion 4 Reflexes ? R (F) ?
Smother None 4 Reflexes 4 M E S Y with nostalgic teddy bear; can also attack
Spore Cloud Evasion 4 Reflexes 6 R
Tactical Study Evasion 4 Perception 4 R F (S) Y
Transparent Dodge Evasion 4 Reflexes 6 M R (E) All forms fail if targeted enemy uses Stealth technique
Bloodied Dodge Evasion 5 Reflexes 4 M ? (F) (E) ?
Beginning Focus Evasion 5 Perception 4 M ? S ? Only available with lens focused on the unknown equipped
Charmed Defense Etheric 5 Will ? (M) (R) E ?
Chitin Barrier Evasion 5 Will 2 M (R) (F) (S) (E)
Cinematic Dodge Evasion 5 Reflexes 2 M R F S ?
Cloak of Feathers Evasion 5 Reflexes 4 M F (E) (S) ?
Confused Focus Etheric 5 Perception ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Attacks also, requires lens focused on nothing and Etheric
Dance of Ashes Fire 5 Will 6 M (F) E (S) ? (following Fire)
Defensive Burn Evasion 5 Reflexes 6+ M E ?
Defensive Prayer Etheric 5 Will (M) (F) E (S)
Disruptive Shot Ranged 5 Reflexes 4 E ? Attacks also, enhanced
Dueling Dodge Evasion 5 Reflexes ? M R ?
Emerald Thoughts Etheric 5 Will ? M (F) E S ?
Fae Leap Evasion 5 Reflexes 4 M (F) (E) (S) ? Without Eclipse
Flittering Charm Evasion 5 Reflexes 2 ? ? ? S ? Can do Etheric damage underground
Hoop Jump Evasion 5 Reflexes 6 M* R* ? "Slips between attacks, creating openings in your enemies' defenses" - needs investigation
Leaping Dodge Evasion 5 Reflexes 6 M R F ?
Light of the Eye Etheric 5 Will 8 M R F E ? Requires Eclipse
Once Shot Evasion 5 Perception 4 R (E) S ?
Ragged Dodge Evasion 5 Reflexes 6 M (R) (E) ?
ReflexCoil Leap Evasion 5 Reflexes 2+ M R F (E) (S) ?
Release the Hounds Etheric 5 Will ? E ? Attacks also, requires tome of binding
Skeletal Mount Etheric 5 Reflexes 1 (M) (E) S ?
Stage Magic Etheric 5 Reflexes 8 (M) R F E ? (without Eclipse)
Swimming Charm Evasion 5 Will 4 ? ? E ? ? More effective underwater
Swinging Chain Evasion 5 Reflexes 4 M ? ? ? ? ? More effective underground
Swirling Blood Stealth 5 Will 3 M (R) (F) (E) ?
Swirling Circuitry Evasion 5 Reflexes 4 M (R) (F) (S)
Tubegrown Thoughts None 5 Will 4+ E ?
Twisting Organs None? 5 Strength ? M R ? ? Attacks if Etheric instead
Vigilance Evasion 5 Perception 4 R S ?
Vulgar Dodge Evasion 5 Reflexes 2 M (R) ?
Bullet for Ginn Ranged 6 Perception 10 E Y Attacks also, only evades vs. Etheric
Bullet for Surt Ranged 6 Perception 10 M Y Attacks also, only evades vs. Melee
Bullet for Ymir Ranged 6 Perception 10 S Y Attacks also, only evades vs. Stealth
Contempt Etheric 6 Will ? (M) (R) E ? (with festival mask or party mask)
Cover Fire Ranged 6 / 8 Perception ? M R F ? (as bonus closer attack)
Insect Visage Etheric 6 Will ? (M) ? ? ? ? ? Only if following other bug techniques; Attacks also
Owl's Mask Etheric 6 Will 6 E ? Attacks also, only evades with greater Will
Trash Simulacrum Etheric 6 Will 10 M R F S ? Attacks if unopposed; requires Eclipse
Channel the Deep Etheric 7 Will 3 E ? Attacks also
Echo of Doves Etheric 9 Will 8 M R ? (while Etheric or with dove plaque)
Winged Hunter Etheric 9 Will ? M (F) (E) ? With tome of binding; attacks also

Note: Most techniques that evade are powered with Evasion Power, but some (listed under "Type" column) are empowered with other types.

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