Strider's Defense

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Strider's Defense

5 Recharge time  

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Evading an attack grants Quickness. Sword skills gain reduced recharge.

 Quickness.png Quickness (3s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


Skill Recharge Traited
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 Monarch's Leap
8 Recharge time 6.4 Recharge time
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 Hornet Sting
15 Recharge time 12 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 02, 2018
  • This trait no longer requires rangers to wield a sword to gain quickness when evading.
May 16, 2017
  • This trait no longer has a chance to destroy projectiles on melee attack.
  • It has gained new functionality: when you evade an attack, gain quickness for 3 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • This trait's chance to destroy projectiles while executing a melee attack has been increased from 25% to 50%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
  • Increased trigger chance to 25%.
  • Added: Your sword skills recharge 20% faster.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the chance to block projectiles while executing melee attacks from 15% to 20%.
April 15, 2014
  • Strider's Defense has been added to the game.


  • The name and previous functionality of the trait, destroying projectiles on a melee attack, may refer to the character Aragorn (also known as Strider) from The Lord of the Rings, as a reference to a scene from the film where he deflects a thrown dagger by striking at it mid-air.