- 5.2m Range
- 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
Using this skill provides you with a block response, after which Shield-swipe and 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%.
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: )