Block is a skill which allows, when the user points the shield at the right angle of the attacker, to block an attack, which lowers the amount of damage inflicted upon the player character and gives the attacker some recoil, giving the player some time to counterattack.

It can be done with a one-handed weapon, two handed weapon, blocking weapon or a shield. For the shield and blocking weapons, see:

All shields/blocking weapons available are either light or heavy armour, but the material off which the shield is made, is usually the same as the armour. With blocking weapons, the blades weapons are usually classified as light, while the blunt weapons are classified as heavy.

Manual training[edit | edit source]

The best way to train blocking is to find a creature or human who performing attacks frequently. Don't fight back until the desired block level is achieved. Fast and frequent attacking creatures are the Young Wolves and Boars, but Rats are the least vicious creatures.

If blocking is trained with hands instead of a shield or a weapon, heavy and light armour can be trained simultaneously. By decreasing the difficulty to its lowest point, the amount of damage inflict be reduced even more.

Trainers[edit | edit source]

If training by professionals is sought after, this skill can be trained at 1 level for each learning point. Trainers can be found at the following locations:

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