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 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 Captain Mai Trin's electric blast) cannot be blocked.

Projectile destruction is an effect similar to blocking that nullifies affected projectile attacks when struck, removing them from the field. Effects that destroy projectiles have no effect on melee, ground, or other attack types and also do not trigger effects which profit from blocking.

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]

Related traits[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]

Projectile destruction[edit]

These skills nullify projectile attacks but 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
Skills with special conditions that block projectiles
Underwater weapon skills that block projectiles
Utility skills that block projectiles
Elite Skills that block projectiles

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