STRONGHOLDAdded in Season 6
• Grants 50% [PVP: 10%] Damage Resistance (Stacks multiplicatively with the Damage Resistance provided by Sword Guard against blocked attacks)
• Blocking a hit grants 2 Stacks of Perfect Guard. Maximum of 100 Stacks. (Cannot gain stacks while a Restoration effect is active)
• Sword Energy does not decay from holding guard
All Stacks are removed if no hits have been blocked in the last 10 seconds.
Dealing Sword Damage with active Perfect Guard Stacks grants Restoration x2:
4 [PVP: 3] second duration at 1 Stack, scaling up to 16 [PVP: 6] seconds at 100 Stacks.
I am a shield unto myself.
This is how it went.
We decide to knock off a little piece of Warlord territory. Scary lady calls herself the Wake owns this spot. I can't take a name like that seriously, but she's got that hoarder instinct, like me, so she keeps her villages well-provisioned.
Well-provisioned with an amateur security detail. Easy pickings for my crew.
So it starts with me, right? I get us in. I set it up, blow open the doors, and then I hand it off to Otto when the cavalry comes.
Now Otto's a Sword man. He's all about "craft." Technique. Precision. It's disgusting, but I don't care how he does it, as long as it gets done, so I just let him do it. And Otto does it so beautifully that, when he's done, you're standing there holding your guts in your hands and thanking him for the show.
I slip into the supply bunker real fast and quiet, and Otto covers me. He's waiting for them when they find us, and he makes them stop short. Huge guy, Otto. A giant with a Sword and the meanest looking gauntlet on his arm you ever did see.
He takes out about ten guys armed with Rifles so fast, so smooth, that they don't even see me going for the goods. One minute we're surrounded, and then we're the only suckers left standing.