Parry melee attacks with shields and weapons. Successful blocks reduce damage.

Governing Attribute: Endurance

Increasing your skill in Block will eventually earn you recognition and additional benefits. As... Apprentice at Blocking, blocking with your shield or weapon no longer drains fatigue.

...a Journeyman at Blocking, blocking no longer damages your weapon or shield. Blocking with your bare hands will cause opponents to recoil a bit, although you take full damage from the attack. Expert at Blocking, blocking with a shield can be used like an attack to knock back and stagger your opponent.

...a Master of Blocking, blocking with a shield has a chance to disarm your opponent.