Block

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Blocking is a technique used to negate incoming attacks. A blocked attack deals no damage, and other effects that would have been applied on the target are also ignored. Some traits grant benefits when blocking, when you successfully block an attack, or when one of your own attacks gets blocked. Some skills are unblockable, which is listed in the skill description. Unblockable attacks will ignore skills that block and traits or effects that trigger on blocking from activating. Traps are an example of unblockable skills.

Blocking targets destroy all projectiles they come in contact with - this means projectiles with Pierce, or projectiles that don't directly do damage (e.g. Infiltrator's Arrow) can be effectively bodyblocked by a target who's blocking. Certain projectiles (such as Mai Trin's electric blast) cannot be blocked.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that block[edit]

Underwater weapon skills that block[edit]

Healing skills that block[edit]

Utility skills that block[edit]

Skills with special conditions that block[edit]

Projectile destruction[edit]

These skills will not block non-projectile attacks. They will also not activate any traits, runes or effects that require an attack to be blocked.

Weapon skills that block projectiles
Underwater weapon skills that block projectiles
Utility skills that block projectiles

Related traits[edit]

Traits that grant blocking[edit]

Traits that improve blocking[edit]

Traits that profit from blocking[edit]

Traits that profit from being blocked[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

Upgrade components that improve blocking[edit]

See also[edit]