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Bandit's Defense

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Bandit's Defense

Not available underwater  10.5½ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
 
Profession
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Specialization
Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil
Slot
Utility
Type
Physical
Activ. type
Channeled
Sequence
Bandit's Defense.png → Reflexive Strike.png
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
External links
API

Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.

 Duration.png Duration: 10.5½ seconds
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description [?]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill no longer delivers a kick when you first block an attack.
  • After blocking an attack, you will now gain access to a second ability, Reflexive Strike, for 6 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Bandit's Defense has been added to the game.