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Shield with a One-Handed Weapon


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It should be noted that values shown below reflect the ability and/or morph once it is fully trained which sometimes differs from earlier costs, durations, or damage values. All costs and damage values here are without attribute points placed, without equipment, without passive skills acquired or active skills slotted and without champion points spent to make it easier to compare skills regardless of gear/build differences.

Since Mundus buffs can be changed but not removed, either no mundus buff was in place (template character on PTS) or the Lover mundus (which only alters penetration) was used.

Remember that if a skill costs Magicka, it scales with your maximum Magicka (and Spell Damage) while if a skill costs Stamina, it scales with your maximum Stamina (and Weapon Damage). Ultimate abilities and Synergies scale with the combination that provides you with the best offensive stats.




Weapon Skills: One-Handed Weapon & Shield

Required Skill Level Skill Name Benefit Cost
2 Puncture
(range: 5 meters)
Deals 660 Physical Damage, afflicts with Major Fracture for 12 seconds, and taunts them to attack you for 15 seconds. 1701 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Ransack Also grants Minor Resolve for 12 seconds. 1701 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Pierce Armor Also afflicts with Major Breach for 12 seconds. 1701 Stamina
4 Low Slash
(range: 5 meters)
Deals 718 Physical Damage, afflicts with Minor Maim for 12 seconds, and slows their Movement Speed by 60% for 4 seconds. 2970 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Deep Slash Also deals 182 Physical Damage to 2 other nearby enemies while fully afflicting them with the other effects. 2970 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Heroic Slash Also gain Minor Heroism for 9 seconds. 2970 Stamina
5 Fortress Reduces the cost of Shield abilities by 5% and reduces the cost of blocking with a shield by 18%. Passive
10 Sword and Board Increases Weapon Damage by 3% and blocked damage by 10% while a shield & one-handed weapon are equipped. Passive
14 Defensive Posture The next spell projectile targeting you within 30 seconds is reflected back upon the enemy who cast it.

While slotted and with a shield equipped, increases the damage you can block by 8% and reduces the cost of blocking by 8%.
2430 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Defensive Stance The reflected spell projectile also Stuns the caster for 4 seconds. 2430 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Absorb Magic Instead of reflecting the spell projectile, the shield absorbs up to 4372 Damage and heals you for 15% of your Maximum Health. 2430 Stamina
17 Deadly Bash Standard Bash attacks add 50% more damage 250 Weapon/Spell Damage and cost 20% less while a shield & one-handed weapon are equipped. Passive
20 Shield Charge
(range: 22 meters)
Rush an enemy from up to 22 meters away, dealing 495 Physical Damage, and Stunning them for 3 seconds. 3780 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Shielded Assault Gain a 1086 point Damage Shield for 6 seconds after the attack. 3780 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Invasion Stuns up to 88% longer based on the distance traveled. 3780 Stamina
25 Sword and Board II Increases Weapon Damage by 5% and blocked damage by 20% while a shield & one-handed weapon are equipped. Passive
28 Deadly Bash II Standard Bash attacks add 100% more damage 500 Weapon/Spell Damage and cost 40% less while a shield & one-handed weapon are equipped. Passive
30 Deflect Bolts Block 8% more damage from projectiles & ranged attacks while a shield & one-handed weapon are equipped. Passive
34 Fortress II Reduces the cost of Shield abilities by 10% and reduces the cost of blocking with a shield by 36%. Passive
38 Power Bash
(range: 5 meters)
Inflict 409 Physical Damage and Stun the enemy for 3 seconds. 3510 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Reverberating Bash Also applies Major Defile for 4 seconds. 3510 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Power Slam No longer stuns but instead deals 783 Physical Damage.

While slotted, blocking any attack increases the damage of your next Power Slam by 25% for 5 seconds.
3510 Stamina
41 Battlefield Mobility While blocking with a shield equipped, move 30% faster. Passive
46 Deflect Bolts II Block 15% more damage from projectiles & ranged attacks while a shield & one-handed weapon are equipped. Passive
50 Battlefield Mobility II While blocking with a shield equipped, move 60% faster. Passive
50 Shield Wall Automatically block all attacks at no cost for 6 seconds. 135 Ultimate
Morph Option 1 Spell Wall Also reflects all projectiles that are cast at you. 135 Ultimate
Morph Option 2 Shield Discipline Also, while active costs for Shield abilities are reduced by 100%. 135 Ultimate


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