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Shield Skills are exclusive skills for the Fighter and Assassin.

Skills

Shield skills are primarily based around defensive maneuvers and counter-attacks.

Fighter and Assassin

Skill Rank DP Description
Shield Summons Already Learned - Raps the shield loudly to attract the attention of nearby foes.
Shield Strike 1 200 Strikes a blow with the shield that causes little damage but forces the target to drop their guard.
Springboard 2 400 Launches allies into the air using the shield. A supporting technique for tandem moves.
Shield Drum 3 600 An advanced form of Shield Summons that carries further, drawing the ire of more distant enemies.
Shield Storm 4 1,000 An advanced form of Shield Strike that deploys more quickly, shrinking the user's window of vulnerability.
Launchboard 6 1,600 An advanced form of Springboard that launches allies to greater heights.
Shield Slam Requires Shieldsman's Ring - An advanced form of Shield Strike that shrinks the user's window of vulnerability with a faster blow that forces the target to drop their guard.

Fighter only

Skill Rank DP Description
Cymbal Attack 1 250 Unleashes a barrage of strikes using the shield.
Sheltered Spike 3 800 Unleashes a flurry of stabbing attacks while maintaining the user's guard from all quarters, except the rear.
Cymbal Onslaught 4 1,300 An advanced form of Cymbal Attack that appends still more blow to the onslaught.
Perfect Defense 6 2,000 Guards against all manner of attacks, no matter the properties of the shield in use.
Sheltered Assault 6 1,800 An advanced form of Sheltered Spike that appends still more strikes to the onslaught.
Divine Defense 8 4,000 An advanced form of Perfect Defense that greatly decreases Stamina usage.
Sheltered Fusillade Requires Fighter's Ring/Band - An advanced form of Sheltered Assault that hastens attack speed while adding yet more strikes to the salvo.

Assassin only

Skill Rank DP Description
Moving Castle 2 800 A quick forward lunge while guarding with a shield.
Swift Castle 4 1,600 An advanced form of Moving Castle that advances even further forward while guarding.
Flight Response 4 1,600 Uses blocked enemy strikes to launch the user into the air and out of harm's way.
Enhanced Response 6 3,000 An advanced form of Flight Response that uses blocked enemy strikes to launch the user highter into air and out of harm's way.
Staredown 8 5,000 Boosts the user's strength for a time, at the cost of lowered Defenses.
Showdown 9 6,000 An advanced form of Staredown that greatly boost the user's Strength for a longer period of time.
Crackdown Requires Assassin's Ring/Band - An advanced form of Showdown that shortens the charging period but extends the duration of Strength boost.