Skillful Defense

Description Increases the block efficacy
Ability Tree Might
Max Level 7 (5+2)
Prerequisite None
Type Passive
Tier 1

Skillful Defense is one of the Might Abilities in Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Skillful Defense requires 1 point in Might to be unlocked. Abilities in Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning are used to upgrade your character combat capabilities and are split into three trees.


Skillful Defense Description:

  • Can be used to increase the character's capabilities with a shield
  • Allows you to take less damage when defending
  • At the highest level, Shield Bash is unlocked. While blocking, press Interact to charge forwards and slam an enemy with your shield. This deals minor damage and interrupts the target. You can hold down the button to charge the bash, resulting in a longer move forwards and more damage.
  • Skillful Defense has 5 levels to improve it. Besides, 2 additional levels can be reached through ability bonuses


How to unlock Skillful Defense:

  • Skillful Defense is part of the Might Ability Tree
  • You must assign 1 point into Skillful Defense to unlock it

Skillful Defense Upgrade Table:





10% Damage Mitigation while blocking


15% Damage Mitigation while blocking


20% Damage Mitigation while blocking


25% Damage Mitigation while blocking


25% Damage Mitigation while blocking


35% Damage Mitigation while blocking


40% Damage Mitigation while blocking



Skillful Defense Notes and Tips

  • Notes & Tips


Might Abilities in KoA: Re-Reckoning
Adrenaline Surge  ♦  Aftershock  ♦  Battle Frenzy  ♦  Bloodlust  ♦  Brutal Weaponry I  ♦  Brutal Weaponry II  ♦  Brutal Weaponry III  ♦  Brutal Weaponry IV  ♦  Bulwark  ♦  Celerity  ♦  Concussive Force  ♦  Greatsword Mastery  ♦  Hammer Mastery  ♦  Hardy Constitution  ♦  Harpoon  ♦  Longsword Mastery  ♦  Power Strike  ♦  Quake  ♦  Relentless Assault  ♦  Stoneskin  ♦  Terror  ♦  Vengeance  ♦  War Cry  ♦  Wrath

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