Shield Block

Technique

Image shieldblock.jpg
Description A basic block, more effective with a shield
Chain 3
Type Evasion
Attribute Strength
Base Defense 4
Special Only defends against Melee without a shield

Attack Summary

Condition Base
Damage
Base
Defense
Notes
Normally - 4 (M)
You set your stance and prepare to block.
<Opponent attacks>, but you foul the attack, avoiding all but <X> / of the damage.
With a normal shield equipped - 4 (M,R)
You raise your shield to block.
<Opponent attacks>, but your shield absorbs all but <X> / of the damage.
With an improvised shield equipped - 4 (M,R)
You awkwardly raise your improvised shield to ward off attacks.
<Opponent attacks>, but your "shield" absorbs all but <X> / of the damage.
With a shock shield equipped, vs. Melee 3 (Untyped*) 4 (M,R) * Damage increases with Evasion Power, but opponent's defenses do not reduce it.
You brush <opponent> with your shock shield, dealing <X> damage.
<Opponent attacks>, but you ward off all but <X> / of the damage with your sparking shield.
With a Midgard blastshield equipped - 4 (M,R,F)
You duck behind your blastshield.
<Opponent attacks>, but your blastshield absorbs all but <X> / of the damage.
With a silvered shield equipped,
and Mercy Killer
- ? (M,R,E)
You gather all your strength and raise your gleaming shield.
<Opponent attacks>, but your gleaming shield absorbs all but <X> / of the damage.
With a shield of scales equipped - 6 (M,R,E) Gives Sudden Bash if it chimes or Striking Shield if it shimmers
You raise your scaled shield to block.
<Opponent attacks>, but your shield absorbs all but <X> / of the damage.

Or occasionally against melee:
<Opponent attacks>, but your shield absorbs all but <X> / of the damage. It chimes like a struck bell.

Or also occasionally against etheric:
<Opponent attacks>, but your shield absorbs all but <X> / of the damage. Its scaled patterns shimmer with green energy.
With a shield of scales equipped, following Striking Shield - ?? (M,R,E)
The serpents surround you, hissing defensively.
<Opponent attacks>, but a serpent takes the blow, absorbing all but <X> / of the damage.
With a shield of scales equipped, following Serpent Pattern-Striking Shield - 10-20 (M,R,E)
The serpent coils around you, shielding its master.
<Opponent attacks>, but the serpent blocks all but <X> / of the damage

Sources

Avoiding damage using Dive for Cover with a shield or improvised shield equipped, some of the time. Semi-random or unknown factor?

Notes

The Normal block message can sometimes be replaced with the following, for unknown reasons:

<Opponent attacks>, but you deftly avoid the attack.

History

Before April 11, 2013, Shield block used to look like shieldblockold.jpg (and for very briefly shieldblock4.jpg).

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