Defiant Stance

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Defiant Stance

0.25¼ Activation time  30 Recharge time  

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
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Stance. Heal yourself. Absorb all incoming strikes for a period of time.

 Healing.png Healing: 1,853 (0.4)?
 Defiant Stance.png Defiant Stance (4s): All incoming attacks heal you.

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Defense Defense[edit]

Last Stand 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.

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.
    • Poisoned 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
July 10, 2018
  • The baseline duration of this stance has been increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
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.