Abilities

Power Attack

A slow but powerful overhead blow deals 30 extra damage (60 with a two-handed weapon).

Level Required: 2 | Ranks: 6
Dodging Strike

The fighter instantly dodges to evade up to 85 damage, then strikes back.

Level Required: 2 | Ranks: 6
Quick Strikes

A quick combo of two strikes that each deal 20 extra damage (no extra damage for two-handed weapons).

Level Required: 4 | Ranks: 6
Shield Bash

The fighter first blocks with their shield, then slams it into the enemy, dealing 36 extra bashing damage. A shield is required.

Level Required: 4 | Ranks: 6
Skullcrusher

This Power Attack deals 33 extra damage (65 with a two-handed weapon), and ignores both 79 points of the target's Block Rating and 147 points of their Armor Rating.

Level Required: 9 | Ranks: 5
Adrenaline Dodge

This Dodging Strike evades up to 76 damage and restores up to 97 Health. The closer the fighter is to getting hit, the greater the healing.

Level Required: 10 | Ranks: 5
Piercing Strikes

These Quick Strikes each deal 21 extra damage (no extra damage for two-handed weapons), and any elemental damage done with them ignores 80 points of the target's Block Rating and 11 points of resistance.

Level Required: 11 | Ranks: 4
Harrying Bash

This Shield Bash deals 29 extra bashing damage and adds 4 seconds to all of the target's skill cooldowns. A shield is required.

Level Required: 11 | Ranks: 4
Guardbreaker

This Power Attack deals 39 extra damage (77 with a two-handed weapon) and stuns a target that blocks it.

Level Required: 16 | Ranks: 3
Focusing Dodge

This Dodging Strike evades up to 91 damage and reduces skill cooldowns by up to 6 seconds. The closer the fighter is to getting hit, the greater the reduction.

Level Required: 17 | Ranks: 3
Venom Strikes

These Quick Strikes each deal 27 extra damage (no extra damage for two-handed weapons), and poisons delivered with them are 10% more effective.

Level Required: 18 | Ranks: 3
Staggering Bash

This Shield Bash deals 45 extra bashing damage and stuns a target that does not block it. A shield is required.

Level Required: 18 | Ranks: 3
Indomitable Smash

During this Power Attack, all resistances are increased by 125. It also cures all of the fighter's conditions, but deals no extra damage.

Level Required: 23 | Ranks: 2
Renewing Dodge

This Dodging Strike evades up to 84 damage and restores up to 338 Magicka. The closer the fighter is to getting hit, the greater the restoration.

Level Required: 24 | Ranks: 2
Recovery Strikes

These Quick Strikes can be performed at any time, except when Paralyzed. They each deal 28 extra damage (no extra damage for two-handed weapons).

Level Required: 25 | Ranks: 2
Reflecting Bash

Up to 33 points of any damage received during this Shield Bash are redirected at the target. A shield is required.

Level Required: 25 | Ranks: 2
Reckless Fury

An intense rage increases the fighter's damage and protects them from being stunned or killed, but also stops them from blocking or using skills. Light, versatile and heavy weapons deal 13, 17, and 21 extra damage, respectively.

Level Required: 35 | Ranks: 1

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