A stance used by Romina and the Rescue Knights for melee, basically a mix of Back Guard and High Guard. Though they cannot equip shields, both have shields implemented in their amor, counting as a shield equipped when using skills, allowing Guardian to function. The skills are gained at later levels similiar to dagger stances when using a scout.

Required Level: 56
Required Weapon: Sword
Required Stance: None
Combinable Stance: None
Stance Traits: None
Stance Bonusses:

1: Slash Down
2: Block +1
3: Block +2
4: Block +3
5: Block +3, Guardian
6: Block +4
7: Block +5
8: Block +6
9: Block +6, Attack Speed +1%
10: Block +7, Attack Speed +1%, Earthtremor
11: Block +8, Attack Speed +1%
12: Block +9, Attack Speed +1%
13: Block +9, Attack Speed +1%
14: Block +10, Attack Speed +1%
15: Block +11, Attack Speed +1%
16: Block +12, Attack Speed +1%
17: Block +12, Attack Speed +2%
18: Block +13, Attack Speed +2%
19: Block +14, Attack Speed +2%
20: Block +15, Attack Speed +2%, Stunning Skewer
21: Block +15, Attack Speed +2%
22: Block +16, Attack Speed +2%
23: Block +17, Attack Speed +2%
24: Block +18, Attack Speed +2%
25: Block +18, Attack Speed +3%

Skills:

Slash Down:
Short and Simple move, spammable and without any unecessary animations. This skill is commonly found in some other stances as well, including Heaven and Hell. Characters aiming to achieve the mentioned Stance should consider pushing Slash Down in High Guard first in order to save some skill points. Inferior to Deep Straight damagewise, slashdown can still be easily used in order to knock something over.

Required Stance Level: 1
Shared Stance: High Guard, Heaven and Hell, Flame Guard
Required Skill Points: 1
Range: Adjacent
Area Type: None
Knockback: 4m
Number of Targets: 1
Effects: None
SP Consumption: 100
Cast Time: 2.37 Seconds
Duration: None
Recovery Time: None

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

Guardian:
Quickly achieved and very typical for any defensive Stance, this skill improves the survivability of the caster against physical moves greatly, but the -30% movement speed are to be considered especially in PvP situations. The low costs allows any combatant to keep it on most of the time as long as SP allows, a must have for any pure tanker capable of gaining. Recasting will cancel the skill.

Required Stance Level: 5
Shared Stance: High Guard, Defending Shot
Required Skill Points: 1
Range: Self
Area Type: Self
Knockback: None
Number of Targets: 1
Effects: -30% Movement Speed, Character cannot use skills.
SP Consumption: 150
Cast Time: ?
Duration: 10 Seconds
Recovery Time: None

1: Block +8
2: Block +11
3: Block +14
4: Block +17
5: Block +20
6: Block +23
7: Block +26
8: Block +29
9: Block +32
10: Block +35
11: Block +38, Def Rating +1
12: Block +41, Def Rating +1

Earthtremor:
As tradeoff for Pommel, Romina and the Rescue Knights gain Earthtremor, the area attack from Back Guard.

Required Stance Level: 10
Shared Stance: Back Guard
Required Skill Points: 2
Range: Adjacent
Area Type: Adjacent
Knockback: 4m
Number of Targets: 3
Effects: None
SP Consumption: 200
Cast Time: 2.2 Seconds
Duration: None
Recovery Time: 10 Seconds

1: 317%
2: 346%
3: 374%
4: 403%
5: 432%
6: 461%
7: 490%
8: 518%
9: 547%
10: 576%
11: 605%
12: 634%

Stunning Skewer:
High SP Cost and a long animation to watch as you would expect from a Finisher, but too weak to really be one. Instead, the Stun chance comes in quite handy in PvP, but since Most bosses are immune to such things it won’t really help you there. Since the stun chance remains same on all levels and the damage growth rate is rather abyssmal at high Skillpoint costs, there is no need to hurry in maxing this skill, unless its really the only one you use.

Required Stance Level: 20
Shared Stance: High Guard
Required Skill Points: 3
Range: Adjacent
Area Type: None
Knockback: 4.5m
Number of Targets: 1
Effects: 25% to cause Stun on Target, Character moves forward notably during the skill animation.
SP Consumption: 300
Cast Time: 4.45 Seconds
Duration: None
Recovery Time: 20 Seconds

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

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Vin

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