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Defensive Stance is an innate spell ability available to Dwarven Defender Fighter kits in the game saga.


Defensive Stance

For 1 turn, the character gains +50% resistance to all forms of physical damage, a +2 bonus to Saving Throws, and a 50% movement rate penalty. Defensive Stance may not be used in conjunction with Hardiness.


The spell effect is not interruptible and has a casting time of 0. The warrior applies this ability upon oneself only. If successful, a "Hardiness" icon will appear in the creature's portrait, and a graphic animation will briefly play over the figure.

Once initiated upon the caster, the warrior receives the bonuses and protection, as well as the movement modifier penalty, as stated in the description above, which will remain in force until the innate ability expires. Removing the effect is not possible using a Breach or Dispel magic function.

When this innate ability is applied, it will remove the Hardiness innate ability from the character - as that ability is not allowed while the Defensive Stance is in force. It also removes the Hardiness effect applied by the Wish Spell.