Defiant Stance

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Defiant Stance

0.25¼ Activation time  30 Recharge time  2 Hero point  

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
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Heal yourself. Absorb all incoming strikes for a period of time.

 Healing.png Healing: 1,853 (0.4)?
 Defiant Stance.png Defiant Stance (3s): All incoming attacks heal you.

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Defense Defense[edit]

Last Stand Last Stand - Activates balanced stance when you are dazed, knocked down, launched, pushed back, pulled, or stunned. Increase stance durations and gain vigor when using a stance.

Strength Strength[edit]

Restorative Strength Restorative Strength - Using a heal skill grants might.


  • While the stance is active, incoming retaliation, condition and direct damage will heal the warrior for the full amount otherwise dealt.
    • Poison will heal the warrior while continuing to reduce heal effectiveness.
  • Effects that negate incoming damage, such as Endure Pain will prevent Defiant Stance from turning incoming strikes into healing.
  • When activated, the Warrior will emanate a large blue glow that shrinks down to a small white glow, indicating the stance being active.
  • Enemies attacking the warrior will see green healing numbers pop up rather than damage numbers.
  • Agony and falling damage are unaffected by Defiant Stance.
  • Underwater activation time is a 1/2 second.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Decreased the recharge from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.
December 10, 2013
  • Defiant Stance has been added to the game.