Block

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the combat technique. For blocking communication from other players, see Contacts and LFG panel. For other uses, see Block (disambiguation).

Blocking is a technique used to negate incoming attacks. A blocked attack deals no damage and inflicts no conditions. The boon aegis will block the next incoming attack, but a few professions have access to skills which will block attacks while active. Some professions have traits which grant benefits on a successful block.

Blocking a projectile destroys it and nullifies all its effects, including stopping projectiles that pierce, as well as projectiles that deal no direct damage (e.g. Infiltrator's Arrow). Note that certain projectiles (such as Captain Mai Trin's electric blast) cannot be blocked. Some skills specifically blocks missiles which will only block projectiles (not melee or other attacks) and also will not trigger effects that grant bonuses from blocking.

Blocking can be bypassed with unblockable attacks, a property that is listed in the skill description. Traps are an example of unblockable skills.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills

Bundle skills

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve Block

Related equipment[edit]

Upgrade components that improve blocking[edit]

Projectile destruction[edit]

See also: Reflect

These skills nullify projectile attacks but have no effect on non-projectile attacks. They do not activate on-block effects.

Weapon skills that block projectiles

Bundle skills that block projectiles

Transform skills that block projectiles

Utility skills that block projectiles

Elite skills that block projectiles

Profession mechanic skills that block projectiles

Common skills that block projectiles

See also[edit]