Skill Name

Stratagems: Parry

Skill Category


Description of Skill

Stratagems: Parry is a combat-related support skill that focuses primarily upon defensive strategies involving the parrying and deflection of attacks. Passively, the Stratagems: Parry determines your likelihood of parrying a blow (of which is the complete and total deflection of an attack) while using a shield. The greater your skill in Stratagems: Parry, the more likely you are able to block an attack when wielding a shield. The parrying of blows can also be performed with weapons, both two handed and one handed, if the skill ability Advanced Parrying is purchased. Parrying chance suffers a penalty when a player's strength is below 80 points, calcuated by the following formula: chancetoparry = chancetoparry * (20 + player's Str) / 100. Stratagems: Parry is also used to purchase and subsequently use a number of combat-based skill abilities available only through the Stratagems: Parry skill. Of special note, shield durability is rapidly drained when an attack is succesfully blocked - this durability damage chance is lessened depending on the Armor Class of the Shield (Heavy -10%, Medium -5%), and by acquiring the Equipment Management Abilities. Shields do not offer any resistance bonuses, but do impose Armor Class debuffs to stats. Utilizing a shield will lower your character's dodge chance by 50%.

Animus Costs

This skill can be raised 1% at a time for a cost of 3 Animus. A total investment of 300 Animus points will raise this skill to a 100% skill value.

Purchasable Skill Abilities

Shield Check


Multiple Engagement I

Equipment Management I

Shield Wall


Multiple Engagement II

Equipment Management II

Advanced Parrying

Multiple Engagement III

Equipment Management III

Parry Grandmastery

Advanced Parrying II