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Stalwart Defender enhancements[edit]

Stalwart Defender enhancements tree (Stalwart Defender enhancement tree image is out of date!)

Core abilities[edit]

Icon Enhancement Toughness.png
Toughness: You gain +1 Hit Point for each action point you spend in this tree. Each Stalwart Defender Core Ability you possess (including this one) grants +3% Fortification. (Core Abilities are the abilities along the bottom of each Tree, such as this Enhancement.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 0 Requires: Fighter Level 1
StalwartDefense.png
Stalwart Defense: Defensive Stance: You gain 10 Physical and Magical Resistance and a 50% bonus to melee threat generation. Cannot be used while Raged. (Cooldown: 6 seconds)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 Requires: Fighter Level 3, Toughness
Overbalance.png
Overbalance: Your shields gain On Vorpal: Knock an opponent to the ground.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 Requires: Fighter Level 6, Stalwart Defense
StandFast.png
Stand Fast: Shield Action Boost: You gain a +20 bonus to saves vs. Fear and a +20 bonus to Balance and +4 bonus to all saves for 20 seconds. This ability can be used while feared or knocked down to end those effects. (Cooldown: 30 seconds.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Fighter Level 12, Overbalance
DefensiveSweep.png
Defensive Sweep: Shield Action Boost: You generate +50% threat and your basic attacks strike two targets per swing instead of one for 20 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 Requires: Fighter Level 18, Stand Fast
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Last Stand: Passive: You gain +2 Strength +6 Constitution +10 Physical and Magical Resist Ratings and +2 to the DCs of all Tactical Feats. Shield Action Boost: Your gain +100% Maximum hit points, +50 Physical and Magical Resistance Rating, and On Attacked: You are healed for 1d10 positive energy healing. This Action Boost does not share a cooldown with other Action Boost abilities, and can be used while helpless. (Cooldown: 3 minutes.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 40 Requires: Fighter Level 20, Defensive Sweep

Tier One[edit]

Requires Toughness, Fighter Level 1

Icon Enhancement Item Defense.png
Item Defense: You have a [25/50/75]% chance to negate potential item wear.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Improved Stalwart Defense.png
Improved Stalwart Defense: Improves your Stalwart Defense stance.

Choose one:

  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Durable Defense.png Durable Defense: While in Stalwart Defense, you gain a +[5/10/15] Competence bonus to Physical and Magical Resistance Rating.
  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Inciting Defense.png Inciting Defense: While in Stalwart Defense, you gain a [50/100/150]% Competence bonus to melee threat generation.
  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Resilient Defense.png Resilient Defense: While in Stalwart Defense, you gain a +[1/2/3] Competence bonus to all Saving Throws.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Sacred Armor Mastery.png
Stalwart Defensive Mastery: +[1/2/3] Armor Class and Armor Maximum Dexterity Bonus.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Defense Boost.png
Defense Boost: Activate to gain a +[5/10/15] Action Boost bonus to Armor Class and Physical Resistance Rating for 20 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
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Threatening Countenance: +[1/2/3] Haggle, Intimidate, and +[20/40/60]% melee threat generation.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements

Tier Two[edit]

Requires Fighter Level 2, 5 APs spent in tree

Icon Enhancement Improved Stalwart Defense.png
Improved Stalwart Defense: Improves your Stalwart Defense stance.
Choose one of the options you did not pick at tier 1.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 Requires: Improved Stalwart Defense
Icon Enhancement Stalwart Shield Mastery.png
Stalwart Shield Mastery: +5%/+10%/+15% Shield Armor Class and +[1/2/3] Tower Shield Maximum Dexterity Bonus.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 Requires: Stalwart Defensive Mastery
Icon Enhancement Armor Expertise.png
Armor Expertise: Armor you equip gains +[1/2/3] to its Enhancement Bonus.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 Requires: Bug: Character level 12 instead of 2.
Icon Enhancement Instinctive Defense.png
Instinctive Defense: You take [5/10/15]% less extra damage when struck while helpless. (Additional damage while helpless varies by difficulty setting from 5% to 25%.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 No requirements

Tier Three[edit]

Requires Fighter Level 3, 10 APs spent in tree

Icon Enhancement Improved Stalwart Defense.png
Improved Stalwart Defense: Improves your Stalwart Defense stance.
Pick the third option left.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 10 Requires: Improved Stalwart Defense (Tier 2)
Icon Enhancement Greater Stalwart Defense.png
Greater Stalwart Defense: Further improves your Stalwart Defense stance.

Choose one:

  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Hardy Defense.png Hardy Defense: While wearing medium armor, heavy armor, or wielding a shield and in Stalwart Defense, you gain a you gain a +[2/4/6] Competence bonus to Constitution.
  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Strong Defense.png Strong Defense:While wearing medium armor, heavy armor, or wielding a shield and in Stalwart Defense, you gain a +[2/4/6] Competence bonus to Strength.
  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Tenacious Defense.png Tenacious Defense: While wearing medium armor, heavy armor, or wielding a shield and in Stalwart Defense, you gain a +10%/+15%/+20% Competence bonus to maximum hit points.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 10 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Shield Expertise.png
Shield Expertise: Shields and weapons you equip gain +[1/2/3] to their Enhancement bonus.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 10 Requires: Armor Expertise
StrCon.png
Strength or Constitution: Choose one:
  • StrengthColored.png +1 Strength
  • ConstitutionColored.png +1 Constitution
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements

Tier Four[edit]

Requires Fighter Level 4, 20 APs spent in tree

Counterattack.png
Counterattack: Action Boost: You gain On Shield Block: Your next attack within 3 seconds gains +1[W] that stacks 1/2/3 times. (Cooldown: 30 seconds.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 Requires: Bug: Character level 12 instead of 4.
SwiftDefense.png
Swift Defense: Stalwart Defense increases your movement speed by 10%
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Greater Stalwart Defense.png
Greater Stalwart Defense: Further improves your Stalwart Defense stance.
Choose one of the options you did not pick at tier 3.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 Requires: Greater Stalwart Defense (Tier 3)
Icon Enhancement Stalwart Reinforced Defense.png
Reinforced Defense: Improves the armor class bonus you receive from shields or armor.
  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Reinforced Armor.png Reinforced Armor: The Armor Class bonus you gain from armor or docents is increased by [15/30/50]%.
  • Icon Enhancement Stalwart Reinforced Shield.png Reinforced Shield: The Armor Class bonus you gain from using a shield is increased by [15/30/50]%.
Note: This stacks with Reinforced Defense from Sacred Defender.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 No requirements
StrCon.png
Strength or Constitution: Choose one:
  • StrengthColored.png +1 Strength
  • ConstitutionColored.png +1 Constitution
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Strength or Constitution (Tier 3)

Tier Five[edit]

Requires Fighter Level 5, Character Level 12, 30 APs spent in tree

Icon Enhancement Reprisal.png
Reprisal: You gain On Attacked: Your next attack gains +1 damage. This effect can stack up to 3/6/10 times (timer 30 sec).
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 30 Requires: Counterattack
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Block and Cut: Shield Melee Attack: Performs a melee attack with your main hand weapon that deals +[1/2/3][W]. On Damage: You gain a [10/15/25]% Morale bonus to melee doublestrike for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 30 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Greater Stalwart Defense.png
Greater Stalwart Defense: Further improves your Stalwart Defense stance.
Choose the option you didn't chose at Tier 3 or 4.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 30 Requires: Greater Stalwart Defense (Tier 4)
Icon Enhancement Stalwart Reinforced Defense.png
Reinforced Defense: Improves the armor class bonus you receive from shields or armor. (Cannot choose same as Reinforced Defense from Tier 4.)
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 30 Requires: Reinforced Defense (Tier 4)