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Defensive Stance
Skill information
Tooltip description
Defensive StanceDefensive Stance
Cast time Instant
Cooldown 5sec
Increases endurance by X% and balance by 20. Attacks draw Y% more aggro. You can use only one stance at a time.
Level 52 and above
Class Warrior
Source Tactics Instructor
Target Enemies
Cast time Instant
Cooldown 5sec

Defensive Stance is an active skill that can be learned by Warriors at level 52 and can be ranked up at later levels.

Defensive Stance can be performed with a pair of twin swords by the Warrior to activate a stance. Only one stance can be activated at any given time (the other being Assault Stance Assault Stance). This stance increases defense and aggro. Recommended for use only when tanking.

It is wise to always have a stance activated. Remember that after dying, the stance has to be cast again.

Strength of effect varies dependent on skill rank.

Rank table Edit

To upgrade Defensive Stance to the next rank, one must find a Tactics Instructor and pay a certain price of gold dependent on rank.

Rank Level Cost +Endurance +Aggro
I 4 8Silver 81Copper 15% 45%
II 30 72Silver 94Copper 20% 55%

Glyphs Edit

Upon getting level 20, glyph points can be allocated on Defensive Stance. At level 60, a character has 50 glyph points available to spend on all available warrior glyphs. Most glyphs, specifically common glyphs, are learned automatically, while Master Glyphs must be looted from enemies or bought at a Trade Broker.

Icon Name Points Effects Glyph Type
? Glyph of Grounding 6 Increases endurance by 20% Basic
? Glyph of Grounding 5

Increases endurance by 20%


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