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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior trait line. For player-related statistic, see Defense (attribute).
Specialization background.

Defense.png Defense is a core specialization for the warrior that favors enduring of damage.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Thick Skin.png Thick Skin Reduce incoming damage while your health is above the threshold.
Major Adept Shield Master.png Shield Master Reflect missiles whenever you are blocking. Gain might when you block an attack or reflect a missile. Shield skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Adept Dogged March.png Dogged March 10 Reduce the duration of movement-impeding conditions and gain regeneration when you are affected by one of these conditions.
Major Adept Cull the Weak.png Cull the Weak 5 Increases strike damage dealt to weakened foes. Striking a foe below the health threshold inflicts weakness.
Minor Master Adrenal Health.png Adrenal Health Gain health based on adrenaline spent.
Major Master Defy Pain (warrior trait).png Defy Pain Cast Lesser Endure Pain when struck while below the health threshold.
Major Master Armored Attack.png Armored Attack Gain power based on your toughness.
Major Master Sundering Mace.png Sundering Mace Stuns, dazes, and knock downs applied by mace skills last longer. Mace skills gain reduced recharge.
Minor Grandmaster Hardened Armor.png Hardened Armor 15 Gain resolution when you block or are struck by a critical hit. Strike damage taken is reduced by a percentage while you have resolution.
Major Grandmaster Last Stand.png Last Stand Cast Lesser Balanced Stance when you are disabled. Stances grant vigor when activated and have increased duration.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Grandmaster Cleansing Ire.png Cleansing Ire Gain adrenaline when hit. Remove a condition for every bar of adrenaline spent when you hit with a burst skill.
Major Grandmaster Rousing Resilience.png Rousing Resilience Gain toughness and health when you break out of a stun.
See also: List of warrior traits

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For a detailed specialization history, see here.