High Guard is the defensive counterpart of Back Guard together with the use of shield. It greatly improves block than attack rate and this stance offers mostly single target skills.

This stance is available for: Fighter, Catherine of Strength, Catherine of Dexterity, Catherine of Intelligence, Coimbra Trooper, Idge the Battlesmith, Reboldoeux Soldier, Selva

Required weapon to trigger the stance: Sword + Shield, Blunt + Shield

Require Level: 12
Prerequisite stance: Back Guard level 16
Basic attack description: 1-hit one target
Max level bonus: +24 block

Slash Down
Prerequisite: High Guard level 1
Description: Takes down enemy with 2 downward slashes. 5m knock back
SP cost: 100

Skill Details:

Level 1 : ATK 251%
Level 2 : ATK 274%
Level 3 : ATK 297%
Level 4 : ATK 320%
Level 5 : ATK 343%
Level 6 : ATK 366%
Level 7 : ATK 389%
Level 8 : ATK 411%
Level 9 : ATK 434%
Level 10 : ATK 457%
Level 11 : ATK 480%
Level 12 : ATK 503%

Guardian
Prerequisite: High Guard level 4
Description: Greatly increasing block rate at the expense of movement speed (-30% movement speed)
SP cost: 150

Skill Details:

Level 1 : block +8, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 2 : block +11, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 3 : block +14, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 4 : block +17, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 5 : block +20, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 6 : block +23, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 7 : block +26, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 8 : block +29, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 9 : block +32, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 10 : block +35, mspd -30%, 10s duration
Level 11 : block +38, mspd -30%, 10s duration, DR +1
Level 12 : block +41, mspd -30%, 10s duration, DR +1

Pommel Beat
Prerequisite: High Guard level 8
Description: Hits the enemy hard with the sword’s pommel. Ignores DEF on Small and Medium monsters, no effect on Large monsters. 3m knok back
SP cost: 200
Cool down: 10 seconds

Skill Details:

Level 1 : ATK 588%
Level 2 : ATK 642%
Level 3 : ATK 695%
Level 4 : ATK 748%
Level 5 : ATK 802%
Level 6 : ATK 855%
Level 7 : ATK 909%
Level 8 : ATK 962%
Level 9 : ATK 1016%
Level 10 : ATK 1069%
Level 11 : ATK 1123%
Level 12 : ATK 1176%

Stunning Skewer
Prerequisite: High Guard level 16
Description: Stuns the enemy with the blow from a shield, then slashes repeatedly with sword. 25% chance to stun, 4.5m knock back
SP cost: 300
Cool down: 20 seconds

Skill Details:

Level 1 : ATK 688%
Level 2 : ATK 751%
Level 3 : ATK 814%
Level 4 : ATK 876%
Level 5 : ATK 939%
Level 6 : ATK 1001%
Level 7 : ATK 1064%
Level 8 : ATK 1126%
Level 9 : ATK 1189%
Level 10 : ATK 1252%
Level 11 : ATK 1314%
Level 12 : ATK 1377%

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