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Dolyak Stance

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Dolyak Stance

30 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Soulbeast icon small.png Soulbeast
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link

Stance. Enter a defensive stance and remove conditions that impede movement. Prevent application of such conditions while in this stance.

 Dolyak Stance.png Dolyak Stance (6s): -33% Incoming Condition Damage, -33% Incoming Damage
 Dolyak Stance.png Dolyak Stance (4s): -33% Incoming Condition Damage, -33% Incoming Damage
 Stability.png6 Stability (6s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
 Immobile.png Condition Removed
 Chilled.png Condition Removed
 Crippled.png Condition Removed
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description


Related traits[edit]

Nature Magic Nature Magic

Soulbeast Soulbeast

  • Leader of the Pack Leader of the PackStance skills gain increased duration on you and grant their effects to nearby allies for a reduced duration.


  • This skill also share full boons and condition removed effect to allies under Leader of the Pack.
  • The damage reduction stacks multiplicatively with other damage reduction effects such as Protection.
  • The stance effect can be stacked up to 9 times.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only. Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
October 26, 2021
  • Multiplicative damage reduction enhancements have been updated to display how much damage was reduced by rather than displaying how much the damage is multiplied by. For example, protection now displays "-33% Damage" instead of "67% damage." This is not a change to functionality; it is only a change to display the bonus in a more intuitively understandable way.
October 05, 2021
  • All effects that provide a percentage reduction to incoming damage have been standardized to stack multiplicatively.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 40 seconds to 60 seconds[sic].
March 05, 2019
  • The duration of this skill has been split between game modes and reduced from 6 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
December 11, 2018
  • No longer applies retaliation. Instead, it now reduces incoming condition damage and physical damage by 33% for the duration of the stance in addition to its other effects.
  • (Undocumented) Increased cooldown to 40 seconds in PvP only.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Dolyak Stance has been added to the game.