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  • 5.2m Range
  • Fast
  • Melee Skill
  • A strike with your shield that will open a block response.
  • ... Main-hand + bonus Damage
  • Any Skills that are based on a successful block response may now be played.
  • Duration: 6s
  • Cost: [332 at Level 130] Power
  • Cooldown: 10s

General Information

Class: Guardian

Level: 30


Using this skill provides you with a block response, after which Shield-swipe-icon.png Shield-swipe and Catch a Breath-icon.png Catch a Breath can be used.


The trait Disorientation in the Defender of the Free tree increases the chance for this skill to lower your enemy's block, parry and evade chances by 5%.

Tactical Information

This skill can be useful when you need a block response, although the power cost is quite high.

Provides 12,490 bonus threat at level 100 (source: [1])