Dragon Age: Origins Talents Database: Talent Details
  Shield Defense
Class(es): Warrior
Category: Weapon and Shield
Type: Sustained
Range: Personal
Upkeep: 35
Fatigue: 5%
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Successive Talent: Shield Balance
Requires: 11 Strength, Combat Training
Friendly Fire: No
Installation: Base Installation

While this mode is active, the character drops into a defensive stance that favors the shield, gaining a bonus to defense and an increased chance to shrug off missile attacks, but taking a penalty to attack. With Shield Balance, the attack penalty is reduced. With Shield Expertise, the defense bonus increases. With Shield Mastery, the defense bonus increases further.


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